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from Kids Harbor

School and Community: An Important Link

There is an important link between school and community that directly impacts the growth of our children and our neighborhoods. When communities focus on building strong educational foundations for their youth, they will only continue to strengthen over time.

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5 Ways to Ruin the First Week of Preschool

From forgetting to prep your child for their first day to skipping orientation or even making a huge dramatic fuss about the first day, there are several surefire ways to ruin your child’s first week of preschool. Make sure you to avoid these common mistakes when sending them off to school!

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How to Get Kids to Help Do Chores

Getting kids to help do chores teaches responsibility, however it can be a frustrating experience for parents. With a few best practice tips, you can encourage your children to help without nagging or yelling.

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How to Make Summer Education Fun for Preschoolers

Just because school is out, it doesn’t mean that education should stop until school starts again.  In this article, we highlight some creative ways that you can make summer education fun without the kids even realizing that they are learning.

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The Critical Role of Outdoor Playtime for Preschoolers

Outdoor playtime provides a rich learning opportunity that benefits a child’s development. Among its many benefits, playing outside promotes imagination and creativity, helps to build fine and gross motor skills, and encourages physical exercise.

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How to Teach Your Toddler Good Manners

Teaching manners to your toddlers launches a lifelong habit that will enable them to become gracious adults. Here are some basic courtesies you can practice at home to teach your toddler good manners.

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Early Math Skills: How to Make Numeracy Fun at Home

The latest research shows that early childhood numeracy is just as important as literacy when it comes to building a strong basis for success. Here’s what your preschooler should know to be on target — and some family-friendly ways to make math a part of everyday life.

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Tech and Kids: 5 Summer Activities to Get Them Away From Screens

Summer is almost here, and most kids can’t wait to leave school. With so much free time available, you may be concerned that your children will spend all their time staring at their digital devices. You can enhance your children’s onscreen adventures with these 5 real-life, hands-on, once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

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Graduation Letters from our Teachers

Every year it’s hard to say goodbye to the Pre-K students graduating from our Kids Harbor campuses. This week we’d like to share the letters our teachers recently wrote to them as a graduation present.

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What Kindergarten Readiness Really Means

As a parent to a preschool child, you’ve likely wondered whether your child will be ready for Kindergarten and beyond. Here, we’ve examined some of the foundations necessary to ensure school readiness.

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Teaching Kids to Share: Tips for Encouraging Generosity and Fairness

We all want to raise children who are kind and generous, but how is that possible when they won’t even share their toys? Using these tips, you will find that there are plenty of opportunities to make empathetic choices at home and at preschool, and in time, your child will learn that sharing feels good as he grows into a caring young person.

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