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Our Favorite Books for Kindergartners

Our Favorite Books for Kindergartners

While reading with children is wonderful at any age, kindergartners are at a special developmental stage for enjoying this family pastime. Not only do you get to read to your child, you begin to read ...

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Tips for Teaching Preschoolers to Write

Tips for Teaching Preschoolers to Write

My 8-year-old daughter was born with a pencil in her hand. From a very young age, she was naturally drawn to writing, drawing, and other creative arts that use writing instruments. My 3-year-old son, however, is ...

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The 11 Best Books for Babies

The 11 Best Books for Babies

Short winter days mean longer, cozier evenings — the perfect time to curl up with your baby and a book. But which book should you choose? Board and wooden books that are easy for your ...

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Ways to Keep Kids Learning Over the Summer

Ways to Keep Kids Learning Over the Summer

“I am looking for some ways to continue the growth of my two children during the summer without being formal with workbooks and flash cards. Any suggestions?”  While summer is a time for a bit ...

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Unexpected Words of Kindness

Unexpected Words of Kindness

Nothing attracts a complete stranger to you more than having a child with you. It doesn’t matter if it is an older woman peeking over your stroller canopy at your nine week old, or a ...

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Read for the Record 2017

Read for the Record 2017

Did you and your child take part in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record this past Thursday? Many of Bright Horizons early education centers, children, and families from across the country participated in this fun day of ...

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How Much Does A Two-Year-Old Understand?

How Much Does A Two-Year-Old Understand?

I was working from home when my daughter was sick with the stomach bug. Usually when she’s out sick, she’s her usual energetic and playful self, which makes it difficult to get a lot of ...

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Toddler Speech: Look Who’s Talking

Toddler Speech: Look Who’s Talking

I can admit I am one of those parents that says, “oh, every child grows and develops at their own pace,” only to look to good old Google later that night to search if my ...

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5 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Read

5 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Read

March 2 is Read Across America Day! This annual celebration, which takes place on Dr. Seuss’s birthday, is meant to get children excited about reading. In celebration of the day, teachers, children, parents, schools, and celebrities ...

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10 Baby Games & Activities for Playtime

10 Baby Games & Activities for Playtime

Like most kids, my son Cab is quite active with a very short attention span. From the time he was a squirmy newborn to now as a full-fledged toddler (with his own opinion!), my husband ...

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