Parent Involvement

Book Review: What Should Danny Do? On Vacation!

Stories can have a powerful impact on children’s lives. Quality stories can transport us into the author’s world to experience the story as if we were a character ourselves. Because of this, children can learn valuable lifelong lessons, encourage their character growth, and help them make better decisions. One such impactful book is “What Should […]

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Tips to Improve Patience in Children

While we tend to attribute impatience to children, everyone struggles with patience to a certain degree. Our fast-paced, instant-gratification culture usually allows us to avoid waiting for things we want.   Children are already prone to impatience. It’s no surprise that children these days, surrounded by instant gratification, usually lack patience. However, everyone would agree that

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Prevent the “Summer Slide” At Bright Start Louisville

There is a lot that’s new and exciting about the first day of school, like new clothes, school supplies, friends, and teachers. But what’s not exciting? Dusting the cobwebs off the knowledge and skills from the month of May.  This summer, be proactive and prevent your child from backsliding academically with these simple tips!  The

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Encouraging Your Child: The Powerful Benefits

We can all agree: that life is hard! The endless to-do lists, appointments, errands, and meetings can feel overwhelming. While we tend to attribute challenges and difficulties to adulthood, this doesn’t mean children don’t experience struggles and challenges. Even in the most idyllic childhood, every child will experience fears, frustrations, and disappointments; these are inescapable. 

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Best Developmental Toys Your Children Will Love

Children learn primarily through play. Playtime is their “school” or “job” to develop the skills they need later for their actual schooling and occupations. When you see playtime as education, then you’ll want to provide your child with toys that grow their brains, bodies, and language skills.  Should All Toys Be Educational? Not necessarily, but

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How Important is Story Time in the Evening?

Parents intuitively know that children benefit from being read to, but how important actually is story time? Studies have proven that reading to children benefits them immediately and in the future! Children who are read to have: Better language skills – Quality literature improves language understanding, grammar, and sentence structure Increased vocabulary – Quality literature

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