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Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year.  You know what that means…  Your kids won’t be in school and it is up to you to keep your little love bugs entertained all day.  Don’t panic.  I’ve got you covered.  Here are some kid-tested and approved Valentine’s Day activities and crafts I’ve done at my daycare.  Have fun and Happy Valentine’s Day! Love Jumps Individual or Group Activity: Have your child use a stethoscope (a toy one will work just fine) to listen to their heartbeat and/or...

I just got back from McDonalds.  My three year old didn’t have preschool today, so I thought I’d take her out for a little Mommy and Me lunch date.  I was surprised when the cashier didn’t ask me if the Happy Meal was for a boy or a girl (which is something I hate in itself… but I’ll save that rant for another day).  When my daughter opened up her Happy Meal box, I could see why I wasn’t asked. McDonalds is giving away books instead of toys in their Happy Meals through February 15th.  They are Valentine’s...

My six year old daughter isn’t like most kids.  She has ADHD and has a difficult time staying focused on her homework.  An assignment that takes an average child 15 minutes to complete takes my daughter at least 30 minutes.  It’s not because she isn’t as smart as her classmates.  She is actually very bright (and no, I’m not just saying that because I’m her mother).  To put it quite simply, my daughter’s brain is wired differently.  She gets distracted by everything.  (If I am not monitoring...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and soon, your child will be out of school for a couple of weeks. Keep their minds stimulated and their bodies exercising by doing these 12 fun and festive activities with them: #1. Reindeer [Math] Games – Sorting by Color and Size Directions: Print out this FREE Reindeer Math Game Printable (Courtesy of The Educator’s Spin On It). (Note: Make sure you print in color.) Depending on your child’s age, have either your child or yourself cut out the pictures of the...

I don’t know about your kids, but since we entered December, I have lost count as to how many times my three year old has asked me if it is Christmas yet. It’s very hard for children to comprehend time, so to help my daughter with that, we made a fun Christmas visual for her: A Star Ring Chain Craft. Here’s how it works: We hang the star ring chain in her room and make it be part of her bedtime routine, beginning on the night of December 13th. Every night, she will remove a ring from the bottom of the chain. On the...

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