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3,2,1 Blast Off! – Preschoolers Learn About Space

3,2,1 Blast Off! – Preschoolers Learn About Space

The preschoolers from the Child Care Booz Allen Hamilton Family Center learned about our solar system, astronauts, and even made their very own planets! The students were asked by their teacher what they wanted to learn ...

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What I Learned from My Child’s STEM Fair Project

What I Learned from My Child’s STEM Fair Project

“Mom, I want to do a project for the STEM Fair at school!” My 9-year-old daughter’s face lit up as she excitedly talked about her first opportunity to participate in her school’s science fair. As ...

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Helping Kids Continue Their Learning Outside the Classroom

Helping Kids Continue Their Learning Outside the Classroom

Today’s post is courtesy of Linda Whitehead, Ph.D., vice president of education and curriculum for Bright Horizons: I sometimes struggle to find time for personal reflection, and yet when I do find the time, I find ...

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Kids and Technology: How Do You Find the Right Balance?

Kids and Technology: How Do You Find the Right Balance?

When it comes to kids and technology, how do you find the right balance? I struggle with this question. What are the right approaches … Screen-free before age two? Screen time limits for preschoolers and ...

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Grocery Store Activities for Preschoolers

Grocery Store Activities for Preschoolers

Like most things, going to the grocery store can be a hit or miss activity with my kids. There are those inevitable times when I’m rushed or need to grab only a few items when a trip ...

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#SocialParenting: Kindergarten Space Activity

#SocialParenting: Kindergarten Space Activity

The Kindergarten class at Bright Horizons at Collegeville (Phoenixville, PA) has been learning all about space! They’ve been reading books and having classroom discussions on the different planets, the moon and astronauts. The children even worked together ...

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#SocialParenting: Homemade Glue Science Activity

#SocialParenting: Homemade Glue Science Activity

How does glue work? How is it made? Which ingredients will make paper stick together best? These are questions that the Kindergarten Prep classroom at Bright Horizons at Newburyport (Newburyport, MA) discussed during a recent science curriculum ...

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#SocialParenting: Kindergarten Prep Electricity Activity

#SocialParenting: Kindergarten Prep Electricity Activity

The Kindergarten Prep classroom at Bright Horizons at Maxwell Place (Hoboken, NJ) has been learning all about energy! The students recently participated in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum activity on electricity. With the guidance of ...

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#SocialParenting: Earth Day Instagram Videos

#SocialParenting: Earth Day Instagram Videos

Through the Bright Horizons Our World curriculum element, classrooms across the country learn about the importance of celebrating the Earth – not just on Earth Day – but all year long! We love to share these learning experiences, through ...

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School Science Fair Project: A Family Affair

School Science Fair Project: A Family Affair

It was all over my Facebook feed for weeks. Fellow parents dreading having to drop everything to work on their second grader’s school science fair project. The instructions explicitly said parents could help but this project should really be ...

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