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Have you ever thought about the importance of fitness in your preschooler’s life? An active lifestyle is important for people of all ages, so why not introduce that concept to your little one early on! Here are some tips for showing your preschooler the value of staying active. Add activity to your normal routine! Getting your preschooler active and moving doesn’t have to disrupt your entire schedule! By adding fitness into your everyday life, your preschooler may not even think twice about the change. If you’re watching a TV show...

Fine motor skills help your preschooler develop the skills necessary for writing and coordination.  Preschoolers can stay busy with fine motor activities for Christmas at home! You can help build their skills with these activities: A felt Christmas tree and ornaments.  Make sure to set up your tree in an area where you will be close to help them with their tree! (Mighty Moms Club) Wrap up a box and make a Christmas tree pom pom push. (Busy Toddler) Enjoy pattern play with a paperclip candy cane activity. (School Time Snippets) Sort red and...

You know it, they know it.  Your teacher has shown a lot of patience toward your preschooler this year, and now is the time to thank them.  If you’re stumped for ideas, check out this teacher Christmas gift guide: Gift cards are nice, but don’t stop at Starbucks or Target.  Try a gift card for a nearby grocery store or favorite restaurant—let after school dinner be your treat for the night!  You might also pick up a gift card for a cute clothing boutique or jewelry shop! Teachers love these colorful...

You’re never too young to learn about “paying it forward”—the act of repaying a good deed bestowed upon you by doing good for another person. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there’s no better time for your preschooler to learn about the quality of expressing gratitude by giving to others. Here are some easy ways your preschooler can get involved in a charitable act that helps your community this holiday season. Donate Food Take your child to the grocery store and let them have an active role in picking out canned foods...

 With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there is no better time to start teaching your child about the history of this important national holiday. Unfortunately, the history we learned as children is a more fictionalized account of what actually happened. Here are a few tips on how the 21st Century Parent can have a talk about what actually happened at this important feast. A History Lesson Have a sit-down with your preschooler to chat about the chronological history of the first Thanksgiving, being sure to be respectful of the interpretation of the differing cultures that sat down for...

Trick-or-Treat! Your preschooler will be shouting that phrase countless times on October 31st. Halloween is such a fun holiday to spend with your little monster. He or she will have an absolute blast dressing up as their favorite movie character or animal. Here are a few ideas to make this the best Halloween yet! Spooky Crafts Halloween is not all about the candy. This holiday is also the perfect time to create fun and not-so-scary crafts with your preschooler! Try making a cute craft such as paper cup spiders with your little...

Choosing a childcare program for your little one can be a daunting and difficult task. Deciding between a franchise school and an individually owned facility is just one factor in the decision- making process, and many parents are not aware of the difference between the two. While a child care franchise can provide structure and useful resources, schools can be limited with regard to curriculum choices and other policies. At Pleasant Hill Academy, it is our mission to go above and beyond requirements set by a franchise agreement. We are...

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