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Best Homemade Sensory Playdough Recipe

What kid doesn’t love playdough? We don’t know any! But what’s even more fun than playdough is sensory playdough! Our Kindergarten teacher Nicole Petrillo made homemade sensory playdough with her class and shared her recipe, and some things to do with it, with us. Enjoy! Ms. Nicole Petrillo’s Homemade Sensory Playdough Recipe Ingredients 2 cups […]

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Is My Child Ready For Preschool?

We are all aware that children are capable of learning at an early age. Most schools accept preschool students at age two and a half. But is that a magic age? Is your two and a half-to-four year old child ready for preschool? As a seasoned preschool teacher for 33 years, I ask parents to […]

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5 Parenting Hacks For Life With Toddlers That Are Guaranteed To Make Your Life Easier

When you run a preschool program bustling with 20, 2.5 to 5-year-olds, you develop a few life hacks over the years to help the classroom run smoothly. Here are some of our favorite hacks you can use at home to make life with toddlers easier. Comment below to share you favorite parenting hacks, too!  Save […]

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Make Sunscreen Part of Your Outdoor Gear

Summer is almost here! We can’t wait to be outside enjoying the beautiful warm weather! We need to protect ourselves and our children from overexposure to the sun and its harmful rays. Your best defenses against getting too much harmful UV radiation are protective clothing, shade and limited time in the sun: Hats, shirts, shorts […]

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3 Tips for Traveling This Summer With Kids

Over the past 12 months or so, my “tangible” skill set has grown exponentially thanks to my job search.  Writing cover letters, developing résumés, and keeping my composure in Head of School interviews has even surprised me.  But when I think about perhaps the greatest “skill” I’ve cultivated during the past year it is, without question, […]

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7 Questions To Ask When Choosing a Summer Camp

Summer is the perfect time to explore, relax, and try something new.  A summer camp provides a place for children to develop friendships, learn new skills and investigate unexplored areas of interest.  Summer camps support a parent’s desire for their child to get up and move.  A summer camp routine breaks up the cycle of […]

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12 Reasons to Choose An Independent (Private) School

One of my favorite educators, the late Priscilla Vail, used to talk about “the rightness of fit.” She referred to the choice of a school when you know that it is the place where your child will learn, grow, thrive and make friendships that last a lifetime. What do you look for when choosing a […]

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8 Ways to Foster a Toddler’s Love of Music

Do you want to nurture your child’s interest and excitement in music? Does you child show potential talent for music? At this age your child will learn best through exploration that’s fun. Here are a few age-appropriate ways to encourage your preschooler to get jazzed about music. Listening Listening to music of all genres stimulates […]

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11 Tips to Make the Most of Your Kid’s Spring Break

This year your spring break may be more along the lines of the staycation, but that’s OK! Here are 11 great ideas for setting aside intentional time for creating memories for the WHOLE family.: 1. Make some rules: such as, no phones and other electronic devices during activity times 2. As a family make a wish list […]

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3 Easy Morning Exercises For Kids

I wanted to share a fun morning exercise that your child can do before starting their day prior to eating a healthy nutritious breakfast. The exercise is called Training for a Triathlon. It can be done in your own home either inside or outside, requires some really great music (maybe your playlist has some Coldplay, […]

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