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Celebrate National Picnic Month by Going on a Picnic with the Family

A picnic with family is a great way to spend time Everybody celebrates Independence Day in July. But, what many people don’t know is that we also celebrate National Picnic Month in July, too! Going for a picnic is an excellent time to embrace nature and breathe in fresh air. It is also a great opportunity to bond with friends, family and loved ones. While a picnic is understood as a simple excursion with meals eaten outdoors, there are some interesting facts about the origin of picnic that not many of us are aware of.  The word picnic [...]

Celebrate National Picnic Month by Going on a Picnic with the Family2019-01-10T15:46:14+00:00

5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Kids About the Great Outdoors

National Great Outdoors Month June has been proclaimed as the Great Outdoors Month. This is a perfect time to share the glory of nature with your child! There are plenty of reasons why you should pack your stuff and enjoy the Great Outdoors with your kids.  Here are just a few of them:       Manage Your Kid’s Excessive Use of Technology There are so many distractions these days competing for your child’s attention.  Gadgets, video games, the Internet, you name it, they’re all out there. And you know, once your child gets their hands on any of it, they give it their [...]

5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Kids About the Great Outdoors2019-01-04T16:50:17+00:00

What to Look for in a Daycare in San Antonio

Finding the right daycare center to send your child to is never easy. But knowing what to look for can make the process a little easier. Whether you prefer a family daycare or a formal childcare center, it is important you know what to look for. To help you pick the best childcare in San Antonio for your family, here are the basics to look for. A good reputation A good daycare center should be recognized for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. It must also have a nurturing environment. Pay attention to your first impression and how you feel the [...]

What to Look for in a Daycare in San Antonio2019-01-10T17:58:09+00:00

How To Celebrate National Bike Month With Your Kids

Ask just about anyone and they can usually -- and vividly -- remember when they first learned to ride a bike! It’s just something you never forget... No matter how long it’s been since you hopped on a bike, National Bike Month provides the perfect reason to get back out there and ride again! Here’s how to celebrate that amazing invention, the bicycle, with your kids... and start a new, healthy habit as a family! Getting started Begin by setting out the rules for safe biking. Even if your kids aren’t old enough to really remember everything you’re telling them, [...]

How To Celebrate National Bike Month With Your Kids2019-01-04T16:51:30+00:00

What to Look for in a Summer Program in San Antonio

With summer just around the corner, parents are starting to look for the best possible summer camp experience for their children. Aside from providing an excellent childcare option during summer months, a summer camp program teaches valuable skills kids can use in the future. It can contribute to a child’s personal, social and intellectual development. And because the options are almost endless, it is important to make sure you choose a summer program that is a right fit for your child. Here are some of the things to look for in a summer program in San Antonio. The summer camp’s [...]

What to Look for in a Summer Program in San Antonio2019-01-10T17:59:31+00:00

Reasons Why You Should Educate Children on the Value of Volunteering

Raising kids isn’t easy…especially in a society that often seems so self-absorbed. (selfies, anyone?) So how can parents help kids see beyond their own immediate interests and concerns? By involving their children in opportunities to volunteer their time and energies towards helping others. While volunteering benefits those on the receiving end – both the individuals and organizations served – it’s hard to quantify how much volunteering benefits the “giver” just as much…if not more. When you give your child opportunities to help others through volunteering you’re also helping them learn: Empathy When looking for opportunities to volunteer, the closer your [...]

Reasons Why You Should Educate Children on the Value of Volunteering2019-01-10T15:46:49+00:00

Tips for Choosing the Right Preschool in San Antonio

Having trouble choosing a preschool for your child? You are not alone. Looking for the best childcare services which will support your little one’s development and learning is a huge step. Making this decision is tough because there are several factors to consider. As a parent, you must consider the different program, curriculum and educational philosophies of each preschool. Trying to figure out the best for you kids may be daunting. But here’s a helpful guide you can use as you navigate the process of preschool selection. Think about what’s important Want to avoid being overwhelmed by the process of [...]

Tips for Choosing the Right Preschool in San Antonio2019-01-10T17:59:47+00:00

How to Celebrate National Nutrition Month at Home and School

"Invest in Yourself - Buy Nutrition" was the theme for the first National Nutrition Month. It was created in 1973 by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). The ADA is known now as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It actually started as a week long to begin with, but has expanded to a full month to reach more people. This month of awareness is meant to help everyone focus on the many benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, of which nutrition plays a key part. There are a lot of ways to celebrate National Nutrition Month both at home and [...]

How to Celebrate National Nutrition Month at Home and School2019-01-10T15:47:04+00:00

Get Your Kids Talking About School with These 6 Tips

Trying to have a conversation about school with your kids is not easy. And many parents can’t seem to find the perfect approach. While there’s really no secret recipe on how you can get your kids talking, there are some strategies you may need to learn and apply. And it’s not just as simple as asking them the question “how was school?” Are you also struggling in this area when it comes to your children? Here are some points that will teach you how to talk to kids about school. Welcome your child with an enthusiastic greeting Do you welcome [...]

Get Your Kids Talking About School with These 6 Tips2019-01-10T18:00:02+00:00

Healthy Eating, Your Kids and National Snack Food Month

February is National Snack Food Month. This is the perfect opportunity to show your kids how healthy snacks are the best snacks for their growing minds and bodies! Let's face it, kids aren't always enthusiastic about healthy eating. But both parents and educators know the more interested and involved a kid is with what they're trying to do, the more enthusiastic and engaged they'll be. This makes for easy teaching and better retention - a win-win for kids and the ones teaching them! And it is possible to get them interested in trying new foods - if you make "fun" [...]

Healthy Eating, Your Kids and National Snack Food Month2019-01-04T16:54:02+00:00