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Back to School: Excitement as the ‘New Year’ Begins

Back to School: Excitement as the ‘New Year’ Begins

As August draws to a close, the minds of parents turn to all-things back-to-school. This time of year can definitely be a little nutty but it can also be an exciting time too. In honor of back ...

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At-Home Learning: Music Activities for Kids

At-Home Learning: Music Activities for Kids

Could there be a sweeter sight than little feet tapping to the beat? As we share in our e-family news article, music ignites all areas of child development. It helps kids learn how their bodies ...

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Pen Pal Activity For Kids

Pen Pal Activity For Kids

We’re always excited to share the fun learning and development activities that go on in our centers across the country. One particularly neat piece of news as of late: Bright Horizons at Fishkill, NY started a pen ...

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Gift Guide: Fun Fact Books for Children

Gift Guide: Fun Fact Books for Children

Today’s post was written by Lori Morrow, a Bright Horizons employee, mom to a grown daughter and aunt to four nephews Every year, among the must-have toys and art supplies, I like to choose a few ...

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Who Me? Catching Your Child in a Lie

Who Me? Catching Your Child in a Lie

My 6 year old is going through a stage. He’s been lying and stealing and to be honest, it’s been tough on me. It’s a stage we’ve dealt with before but it didn’t last very ...

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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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Children’s Books that Teach Kids about Positive Body Image

Children’s Books that Teach Kids about Positive Body Image

A few months ago I cancelled my longtime subscription to US Weekly (try to restrain the snarky comments!). Aside from the fact that I know less than half of the “celebrities” that grace the pages, the ...

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Coping with Kindergarten Bullying at School

Coping with Kindergarten Bullying at School

This week, I had to send a note to my daughter’s Kindergarten teacher. The other night I had picked out my daughter’s outfit for school – colorful, cute Adidas leggings and a matching top. In the morning, when ...

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Academic Redshirting: Holding Kids Back from Starting Kindergarten

Academic Redshirting: Holding Kids Back from Starting Kindergarten

Would I have benefited from academic redshirting? Academic redshirting is the practice of holding kids back from starting kindergarten (typically those with birthdays close to the cut-off). I entered kindergarten at age 4 in the late 70’s. My ...

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Transitioning to Kindergarten: Part 2

Transitioning to Kindergarten: Part 2

Over the summer, I was really nervous about my daughter’s upcoming transition to Kindergarten. Now, more than halfway through the school year, not only am I amazed at how much my daughter is learning this year, but ...

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