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Dining with Kids: How to Take Your Baby to a Restaurant

Dining with Kids: How to Take Your Baby to a Restaurant

This article was first published in 2013 but has since been updated. It is courtesy of Alexis Barad-Cutler. Sometimes when I look back at what it was like to take my son to a restaurant ...

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Week of the Young Child Activities at Bright Horizons

Last week we celebrated The Week of the Young Child™ in our centers, an annual event hosted by The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to recognize early learning, young children, their ...

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Volunteering as a Family: Finding Ways to Give Back

Volunteering as a Family: Finding Ways to Give Back

Raising caring, giving children is an important goal for any parent. But even for those with the best intentions, busy schedules and the work/life juggle can make it hard to find the time to identify ...

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Hosting a Playgroup for Children With Special Needs

Hosting a Playgroup for Children With Special Needs

Max is 6 1/2 and has had one play date his entire life. It was short and it hasn’t been repeated. Another time we invited the same boy to go to a baseball game with ...

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3 Things to Prepare for When Transitioning to the Toddler Classroom

3 Things to Prepare for When Transitioning to the Toddler Classroom

So the day arrived when our son was finally ready to move on up and out of his infant classroom. At first, this was really exciting news, as it was a big step for him ...

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6 Science Podcasts for Kids

6 Science Podcasts for Kids

“Why is the sky blue?” “What is that plant called?” “How can birds fly?” “How hot is the sun?” Sound familiar? You probably have a curious child on your hands…and you might be flooded with ...

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6 Tips to Introduce Your Baby to Music

6 Tips to Introduce Your Baby to Music

Have you been singing to your baby since pregnancy? Or, are you just starting to introduce music in the nursery before nap time? Either way, you’re on the right track — music is great for ...

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Why Everyday Play is so Important – and How You Can Fit it In

Why Everyday Play is so Important – and How You Can Fit it In

Can I be honest? When it comes to parenting, I don’t always know what I am doing. Rest assured, I definitely understand what my son needs and how to care for him, but when it ...

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Teach. Play. Love. Podcast: Parenting Advice for the Early Years

Teach. Play. Love. Podcast: Parenting Advice for the Early Years

In a world where information and choices seem endless, how do you really know what matters for your child’s development – and what doesn’t? We sat down with our VP, Education & Development, Rachel Robertson, ...

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Teaching Children About Safety and “Stranger Danger”

Teaching Children About Safety and “Stranger Danger”

My daughter’s preschool teacher recently mentioned they were learning about “stranger danger.” The children were out on the playground when someone walking a dog caught their attention. They stayed in the playground, but gathered at ...

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