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9 Ways Child Care Teaches Kids Resilience

9 Ways Child Care Teaches Kids Resilience

I watched in awe and admiration as my 4-year-old son scaled the climbing wall at our favorite ski resort. This was his third try. He refused to give up … he was going to ring that ...

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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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Bringing Children’s Books to Life: Growing Readers Challenge

Bringing Children’s Books to Life: Growing Readers Challenge

During the past month, children at Bright Horizons preschools and child care centers across the country have been participating in the Bright Horizons Growing Readers Challenge! This project-based challenge inspires teachers and children to find creative ...

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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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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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#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: Teaching Children to Help Others

#SocialParenting: Teaching Children to Help Others

How do you teach children the importance of helping others? Modeling kindness, having discussions about valuing those around us, reading children’s books about friendship, and participating in hands-on learning experiences are all great ways to ...

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Preschool Children’s Books about Friendship

Preschool Children’s Books about Friendship

A new boy recently started in Owen’s preschool class. He’s kind, friendly and enthusiastically wants to engage in play with Owen. Owen, on the other hand, is struggling to figure out this new and unexpected friendship. ...

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#SocialParenting: Preschool Learning Project about Careers

#SocialParenting: Preschool Learning Project about Careers

Teachers in a classroom at Bright Horizons at Kemper Lakes (Lake Zurich, IL) started the year off by asking each student what he or she wanted to be when they grew up. Since then, the ...

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