Curious World Advent

Curious World's Countdown till Christmas

After Thanksgiving comes Christmas. And it’s so close that we can almost see Santa sliding down the chimney. To say we are excited at Curious World is an understatement. We’ve already added some great festive content for you to enjoy and help you…

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How To Say Thank You With Curious World

This Thanksgiving, it’s important for children to understand that they should be thankful for what you have comes in many different ways. Curious World can help you teach your children all about how to say thank you and we’ve listed four great…

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5 ways to combine your kids education time and screen time

It’s National Television Day this week which means it’s a great time for us to discuss some good methods to make sure TV time isn’t mindless drooling but a real kids education time. Here are five ways to ensure that TV time is keeping…

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Be Thankful With Curious World

With Thanksgiving only weeks away, it’s time to find out a little more about this special time of year. As is customary for the season, everyone at Curious World would like to be thankful for all our subscribers, customers, and app-…

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Like What We’ve Done With The Place?

Curious World has always been about ensuring your child will always have a curious mind and desire to learn. But how could we do that if we’re not curious ourselves. Luckily we are, we were curious about deciding how a new Curious World…

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Introducing Urban Tails Animal Trivia

Ever wondered what kind of cool animals call your back garden home or roam around your town? Well, wonder no more. In a brand new series on Curious World we find out about the lives of those critters that live in or near cities…

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Halloween Trivia And More

Halloween Trivia And More

It’s here, it’s finally here. Halloween is just a day away and we want you to squeeze the most out of the Curious World Halloween collection. It is only once a year after all…

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Great Halloween Activities For Kids

Great Halloween Activities For Kids

It’s almost Halloween and we’re gone full spooky in the Curious World app. We’re so excited for all the frightening festivities that we have created a Halloween collection for you to enjoy for of…

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Five must-watch food series for hands-on learning

Every week has seven days in it; but did you know that this week has three days dedicated to food? Here's a hand-on learning blog dedicated to National Cake Decorating Day, National Pasta Day and National Cupcake Day! Sounds delicious…

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Amazing Memory Training Techniques

Amazing Memory Training Techniques

It’s National Train Your Brain Week. And what better way to celebrate than firing up Curious World and checking out some of our best Brain Game content that will help your memory…

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Five pieces of Animal Trivia

Animal Trivia

Cocoland arrives in Curious World this Friday and we’re just so excited that we can’t hide it. We can’t wait for you to meet our latest furry friends…

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Fun Family Entertainment for National Family Day

This Thursday is National Family Day so we suggest helping your little one read through this blog with you! We at Curious World believe that family is one of the most important things so we decided to think up some fun family entertainment and…

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The Hidden Benefits Of Snake

We are counting down to the days until Friday because we all know what that means…brand new fun and educational games and videos will be added to the Curious World app. New might not be the right word to use this week however, as our…

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Doodleboo and the Benefits of Creative Drawing

We are so happy to have Doodleboo as part of the Curious World family because he helps show children new and exciting…

The importance of playing alongside your child

When a child is playing on a smartphone or a tablet, many parents might wonder how they can involve themselves in what their child is doing. Whether they are watching a video or playing a game, parents involving themselves in what their…

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The Importance of Playing Memory Games

As kids grow up and head towards school age, the importance of learning through playing increases. Through games and playing, children can nurture their imagination, improve their ability to listen, as well as develop important…

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Five facts about fish from the five new I'm A Fish episodes

There are millions of fish in the sea. Some we know lots about, some we know very little about. There are even species of fish that we have yet to discover! And this curiosity is why you guys love I’m A Fish so much.

So far, you…

Why Kids' Music Is No Small Potatoes

Big news, Curious World family! Our newest addition to the music collection on the app is going to have you ‘mashing’ the replay button again and again… That’s right, hit musical TV series…

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6 Fun Summer Snack Ideas

With summer here and your kids spending so much time outside, you definitely don't want to be stuck alone inside a warm kitchen. But here's the thing - your kids want more snacks than ever! Why not kill two birds with one stone and get your…

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Your toddler's car obsession is making them smarter

When I was a teenager, I used to babysit a 2 year old who absolutely loved red vehicles. Wherever he went, he would point excitedly at any red bus, motorcycle or car. Toy planes and trucks had to be red. Every coloring sheet was a…

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Teaching Kids Coding: Why and How?

If you’re teaching or raising children in today’s world, you will doubtless have heard that learning to code will be crucial to their future. Despite all the buzz, this idea can seem overwhelming to any parent. After all, you’re not…

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Dear Parent,

You may have read about our use of third party analytics tools in a recent news article. First of all, we would like to reassure you that we take the handling of customer data seriously…

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Share Your Art!

To celebrate the launch of our new game Color-Tales, we're organizing a coloring competition! The winning artwork will be featured in a special video at the top of…

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Responsibility For Kids: The Benefits Of Pets For Teaching Accountability

Adopting a pet into the family is not only a great cause for celebration; it’s also a considerable new responsibility for kids. To celebrate National Pets Day, let’s take a look at the benefits of pets and some of the best ways to get…

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Exploring Problem Solving With Mr. Monkey, Monkey Mechanic

This week, I’d like to share a problem solving kids show that my family have been loving. First, let me explain why I think this is important.

From a very young age, our children’s…

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5 Educational Crafts and Activities for your Pizza-Obsessed Kids

Warm, gooey, crispy, cheesy… It’s no wonder pizza is America’s favorite food. And if you asked your child what they want to eat tonight, you probably wouldn’t be surprised…

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How To Make Flower Fairies

March 12th is National Plant A Flower Day! With spring just around the corner, this is a fantastic occasion to get ready and liven up your home or garden. If you can't get outside to plant some flowers with the kids, you can still brighten up the…

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On International Women's Day and Always, Teach Young Girls They Can Be Anything They Want to Be

March 8th is a day to focus on women’s rights and commemorate their accomplishments and achievements now and throughout history. Even though this might seem like a tricky topic to bring up with a preschooler, we believe it’s never too…

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Read Across America Book List for Curious Kids

NEA’s Read Across America Day is an annual celebration held every year on March 2nd - the birthday of Dr. Seuss! The aim of the program is to get children in every community to celebrate reading…

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What Kids Can Learn About Love and Other Emotions from Beauty and the Beast

When you read a fairy tale such as Beauty and the Beast to your child, you might think that a story of romantic love won’t be very interesting to a preschooler. However, this exceptional tale has stood the test of time for a reason - it…

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8 Indoor Crafts and Activities to Cure the Winter Blues

When the weather outside is frightful, keeping children occupied isn’t always delightful. Even kids get cabin fever, and keeping them busy to avoid tantrums can be tricky! Here are a few tips for fun activities you can do indoors this winter.…

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Q&A with games creator Lacey Innovations Ltd

As the second instalment of our creators Q&A series, we caught up with Lauren Lacey, who runs Lacey Innovations Ltd. Lauren and her team have been working on some really exciting new games for the Curious World app, to help kids learn about…

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Team Games for Kids

Is your kid’s birthday party coming up? Maybe you’re just getting together with a few friends and have realized there will be 11 children in the garden? A little chaos is bound to ensue, but the benefits for kids of playing, discovering new…

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Top tips for getting children active

January is here and we’re all looking to get back to doing some regular exercise! We know it can be a little bit trickier to get little ones into an active routine. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of ideas for getting kids up off the…

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Listen Up! 15 Clever Games for Building Early Listening Skills

There's an old saying that goes "little pitchers have big ears," which means that we should be careful what we say around young children since they're always listening. However, sometimes it can feel like they aren't listening at all, or even…

Memory games for kids

Memory games for kids

When kids get to school age, having a good memory will really make a difference to their learning. Here are some of our favorite memory games you can play wherever you are.

Our favorite 4 memory games for children:

1. What's…

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Q&A with creators of Through the Woods

Ellen Doherty is head of production for Fred Rogers Productions, overseeing creation of television and digital content, as well as developing new properties. We spoke to her about the creation of the beautifully crafted series Through the Woods,…

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Thanksgiving crafts to make with your kids

Thanksgiving is just around the corner now. But it’s not too late to get the kids involved in some of the festivities! Whether it’s helping with the table decorations or sending something special to loved ones, here are some craft ideas for kids…

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How do kids learn colors and how can you help them learn?

Monday was National Color Day so we’re looking at how kids learn their colors and what you can do to help.


Why learning colors is tough work:

It’s quite an abstract concept to understand what kids go through when we are…

Our guide to a crafty Halloween for kids

Are you looking for ideas for Halloween activities, decorations and costumes for the kids? Well, look not further – we’ve created a step by step guide with exactly that. What’s more – your kids can watch all the videos on the Curious World app.…

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How we’re helping to break down gender stereotypes

As an app that provides videos, games and books for kids, we appreciate we have a huge responsibility. We all know that the stuff kids read, watch and listen to when they’re young has a huge impact on the way they view the world for the rest of…

Top tips for raising bilingual children

Babies and toddlers that are learning more than one language as they develop, are likely to face completely different challenges to other children their age. We’ve listed out some common things you might notice and some tips to help kids along…

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Helping kids understand every family is different

Despite what TV commercials tell us, the majority of families these days aren’t your stereotypical nuclear families anymore. In fact, 50% of families with children in the US are stepfamilies.

When kids come into…

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5 social skills kids are learning at preschool

It’s a lot for kids to take in when they start preschool or kindergarten for the first time, meeting new faces and being with a larger group of other kids their age. But they’re also developing rapidly during their time there.

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Why do kids ask so many questions?

“Do frogs have friends?” “Are there more trees than buildings?” “Why do I have to eat three times a day?” According to a recent study, our children ask around 73 questions each day. Exhausting... So what’s going on in their heads that makes them…

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Sara Welcomes Baby Sadie

How do people make it through life without a sister? -- Sara Corpening Whiteford

When a new baby joins the family, it can be challenging. At Curious World, we face the toughest challenges with markers…

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How to Talk to Children about Safety and Strangers

Stories abound in today's media about young children in unsafe or scary predicaments. As a parent, I could easily let fear seep in and control what I let my kids do—or not do. Can they swim in the ocean without a lifejacket or play in a yard…

Find a New Story Every Day in June!

Visit Curious World on YouTube to celebrate Kids Reading Month! We're releasing a new storybook video every day in June. (Look for the playlist called “Fairytales & Fables…

Zoe and August Build a Skyscraper

Turning screen time into off-screen learning is easy! Just "translate" the games that your children enjoy into real-life fun (and learning!). Zoe and August are a great example in the video below. (We've also used giant building blocks to play…

How to Turn Your Family Garden into a Learning Adventure

It looks like spring has finally arrived. In some areas of the country, we thought it would never get here. Is your green…

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10 Books That Combine STEAM Learning with Storytime

Over the past several years, social media, education blogs, and state education policies have been increasingly discussing STEM (Science, Technology, E…

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5 Fun STEAM Projects for Little Kids

The STEAM movement has taken root in our culture over the past several years. You may be aware of the acronym, but wonder what it means. STEAM stands for Science, T

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5 Special Picture Books That Celebrate Siblings

Celebrate National Siblings Day on April 10 by reading picture books with your child that focus on the special bond between siblings. Siblings Day is a fun, unofficial holiday that recognizes the…

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Splish, Splash! 5 Outdoor Rainy Day Experiments for Kids

The temperature outside is getting warmer, and along with April showers, spring weather creates the perfect opportunity to go outside and play — even if it is raining. It’s especially fun to jump over…

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Why The Great Outdoors May Be the Best Classroom for Kids

We all want to provide our children with the best possible environments and opportunities to learn and succeed. In recent years, there has been a debate about learning in the classroom versus the…

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10 Classic Picture Books Every Kid Should Have On Their Shelf

We all want our children to succeed at reading and to grow up with a love of literature, and one of the best ways to encourage this is through early exposure to books.

Most parents know that…

How to Boost Literacy with Hand Gestures

It's amazing the way babies come into the world as natural communicators. After their first cry, they exhibit an increasing variety of gestures and sounds; quickly becoming expert communicators,…

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How to Raise a Reader in an Age of Distraction

My own love of reading was cultivated in an era with fewer distractions than today. At that time, all of our play was physical and concrete—we played with hands-on toys and games, we…

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5 Proven Ways to Encourage a Reluctant Reader

How many times have you heard that it's time to spring into reading? Your child, however, still hasn't taken a confident step toward literacy. Well, this is a season of new beginnings, and maybe the…

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How to Involve Kids with Toy Purging

Believe it or not, in just a few days it will be spring! Now is a great time to spring into action and ask your little ones to help you clean out the house. Spring cleaning and toy purging are…

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How Their Favorite Book is the Ultimate Teaching Tool

Reading aloud to children is one of the most important activities parents can do to help little ones develop essential skills in reading, math, and more.

In fact, you can use story time to…

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6 Simple Ways to Boost Vocab in Toddlers and Preschoolers

In their first year of life, while kittens are catching mice and foals are galloping about, human babies are carefully studying and mimicking their parents. Unlike other mammals, children need adult…

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10 Clever Games to Help Your Child Learn Sight Words

Big, at, can, does, go, see: these are just a few of what are commonly referred to as sight words. Sight words are those foundational words that appear frequently wherever you see words in…

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How to Prep Your Preschooler for Reading Success

If your preschooler will head off to kindergarten this fall, you're probably starting to prepare for the transition. From school registration, to planning the change in family…

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4 Fun Learning Activities for Presidents' Day

Want to know what I love about President's Day? It's a day that reflects on our country's history and some of our most prominent founding fathers. Young children may not know much about presidential…

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6 Stunning Books That Are Perfect for Snow Day Storytime

We love snowy days! Is there anything more magical than waking up to a white, winter wonderland, or watching snow fall gently outside from the cozy warmth of your home? For kids,…

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10 Children’s Books That Celebrate Diversity

The multiculturalism represented by children in today's classrooms presents a wonderful opportunity for teachers and parents to spark conversations about diversity. Children begin to notice gender and physical differences in each other when they…

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13 Games That Boost Kids' Essential Memory Skills

I love classic games like Go Fish and Telephone. As a child, my sister, cousins, and I would sit on the beach in the summertime and play them until dark. My favorite game was called I Packed My Suitcase. We would come…

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7 Fun Ways to Keep Kids Fit This Winter

The winter can be a tough time to stay healthy and active. Besides all the yummy comfort foods, being stuck inside on frigid days can lead to little or no daily physical activity. During the school week, it can be worse, as many kids often don't…

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How to Raise a Healthy Eater

Even a distracted viewer of the evening news will notice that recommendations on kids' healthy eating and diet tend to change frequently. Eggs are bad. No! Eggs are good! Don't feed peanuts until age three. No! Introduce them in the first…

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Sleepy Time Struggles: 6 Tips for Winning the Bedtime Battle

Have you ever been to a party where it seems that every parent you talk to lives in an alternate universe? They say their child goes to bed straight away, on a predictable schedule, followed by 12 uninterrupted hours of sleep! First, they are…

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Teaching Kids Mindfulness: 4 Tips for Raising Happy, Centered Kids

All of us, it seems, are zinging along these days at a million miles an hour. In many families, parents and kids sprint to keep up with what might be described as hyper-scheduled, overly connected, and perpetually rushed lives. When do we have…

5 Thoughtful Ways Kids Can Say Thanks

5 Thoughtful Ways Kids Can Say Thanks

Where did the time go? The gifts have been given, the presents unwrapped, and the holiday meal eaten. It's hard to believe the holidays are over and a new year will soon begin.

Even though schools are closed for winter break, you can…

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How to Make a Holiday Jigsaw Puzzle

The holidays are a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about your family's cultural traditions, as well as those of your friends and neighbors. If you're looking for a fun learning activity to teach your children more about the reasons…

Why Family Storytelling Should Be Your New Holiday Tradition

Why Family Storytelling Should Be Your New Holiday Tradition

We all remember great stories from our childhood or our parents' childhood. Remember the time your dad made a mess in the kitchen? How about how our grandparents came to this country, or when everyone came to watch you in the school play?

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How to Make Silly Face Cookies

Cooking is always a great learning opportunity for young children. Helping in the kitchen gives kids hands-on experience with food preparation and provides a wonderful family bonding experience. The holidays, in particular, put a lot of emphasis…

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How to Make a Potato Print Penguin Holiday Card

Involve little ones with sending your family's holiday greeting cards this year by completing this fun weekend challenge. Kids love being included in holiday preparations and excitement, and while some tasks might be too big for them, making and…

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Are We There Yet? 5 Brainy Ways to Beat Travel Boredom

The holiday season means family get-togethers and travel to relatives' houses. Whether by train, car, or plane, travel time can be stressful with young children. Navigating the busy airport or anticipating a long road trip with "bored" kids often…

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Happy Holidays: 5 Empowering Tips for a Stress-Free Season

It's that time of year again! The kids are off from school, relatives are coming to visit, and your to-do list is getting longer and longer. It's easy to feel the stress building along with the holiday excitement, and it can be very tiring. Our…

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Holiday Cooking with Kids: 8 Fun Ways to Boost Learning

Holidays are a wonderful time to share family traditions or invent new ones, especially in the kitchen. My kids get very upset if I make a change to a traditional recipe or forget to cook something, so I need to make sure to include the whole…

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10 Uplifting Picture Books for Teaching Gratitude

One topic that often comes up this time of year is teaching gratitude. Many parents approach me with questions about how to help them instill feelings of gratitude and thankfulness in their young children. My mother always made us write thank you…

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5 Inspiring Ways to Encourage Kids to Give Back

Now that the holiday season is upon us, it's a terrific opportunity to teach our kids the importance of giving. In my family, we played a version of Secret Santa by putting our extended family members' names in a hat. Then, we would each draw a…

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Raising Kind Kids: 7 Tips for Teaching Children Compassion

My mother's kitchen was the center of much learning during my childhood. There, she taught me how to read the alphabet, follow a recipe, set a table, and more. However, one of the most important lessons was printed on a small pink magnet attached…

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5 Go-To Games for Teaching Kids Cooperation

Teaching cooperation and how to get along with others helps kids develop important life skills, and it's never too early to start. We all want our children to be happy, and are hopeful they will make friends and be included during playtime. As…

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Playground Politics: Tips for Navigating Kids’ First Social Setting

Oh, the playground . . . just the word conjures up images of lovely green spaces, children laughing, parents chatting, and everyone getting along peacefully. Sometimes, however, it can feel more like a war zone.

The playground is a…

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Kickstart Early Math Skills through the Magic of Music

We don't immediately think of math when we hum a favorite tune or get up and dance to a favorite pop song, but amazingly, there are mathematical concepts in all of it. Don’t tell the kids though! As an educator, I loved playing music in the…

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10 Heartwarming Buddy Books to Help Your Child Make Friends

Making friends and keeping them are important skills for healthy childhood development, but how do we help our children build these skills? One great way is by reading books together. From funny stories about finding and building relationships,…

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