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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine September 2017

    Back to school! New classes, new teachers, new friends…new magazine! Take a break from your back to school routine and browse our new issue! We’ve got some tips to help all of you parents t... Read More

    September 2017 Magazine

    Back to school! New classes, new teachers, new friends…new magazine! Take a break from your back to school routine and browse our new issue! We’ve got some tips to help all of you parents to get your children to practice their musical instruments and some insight for you on teaching your child to learn through failure. These articles will be worth the read!

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  • Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters

    Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters On August 25th, Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast, bringing powerful winds and heavy rainfall wi... Read More

    This 'Sesame Street' episode can help you talk to your kids about Harvey

    Hurricane Harvey & Helping Your Child Cope With Natural Disasters

    On August 25th, Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas coast, bringing powerful winds and heavy rainfall with it. After days of non-stop rain, Houston and many other regions were left in shambles, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to walk away from what was once their home. While this devastation undoubtedly affects many people’s jobs, daily routines, and mental health, it is important to remember that children are affected as well.

    It can be difficult for young children to grasp natural disasters and why and how they occur. Children cope with events such as this differently depending on their age, but they are all susceptible to its negative impact. Whether your child was directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey or not, these tips for coping with natural disasters are sure to help your family move forward no matter what you face in the future.

    Talk About It

    One of the best ways to help your child process what has happened is by discussing the events that have occurred. Explain the disaster in logical terms so your child can fully understand why or how things have changed. Most importantly, allow your child to express his or her emotions about what has taken place, and listen to their worries or fears. By creating a safe space for your child to share their feelings, they will be less likely to bottle up or hold onto any negative emotions. A wonderful resource on how to discuss natural disasters with children can be found in this Sesame Street episode, where Big Bird’s friends help him rebuild his nest after a storm.

    Maintain A Routine

    Your child can hold onto a sense of normalcy by maintaining their typical routine in whatever way possible. Try to stick with their normal bed/wake up time in order to ensure they’re getting enough sleep. Allow them time to learn and play, and stick with any rules you would enforce on a daily basis. Many parents feel the need to coddle children in the midst of a disaster, but sticking to a routine can provide a sense of safety and security.

    Be Patient

    Remember – each child processes natural disasters differently. While one child may appear totally unaffected, another could display symptoms of anxiety or even depression. Be patient as your little one copes with how their life has changed, and know that it could take weeks, months, or even years for them to fully recover. Love, comfort, and patience go a long way when helping your child move past a difficult time.

    Would you like to help Kids ‘R’ Kids employees who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey? Simply visit our  GoFundMe link and make a donation. It is our hope to raise $100,000 or more for all staff members and teachers whose homes, families, and livelihood have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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  • Preschoolers and Homework

    Did you know even preschoolers can be assigned homework? While these assignments are meant to instill basic principles that they learn in school, homework is more than just something to complete as quickly as possible. It is a great way to spend time with your child and encourage excitement for learning. Here are some ways to best ... Read More

    Did you know even preschoolers can be assigned homework? While these assignments are meant to instill basic principles that they learn in school, homework is more than just something to complete as quickly as possible. It is a great way to spend time with your child and encourage excitement for learning. Here are some ways to best help your preschooler with their homework.

    Set a routine

    Children respond best to routines and a reliable schedule to fall back on. Making homework time the same time every day is the best way to get your child into the habit of working on schoolwork at home without question. Remember - little kids can get distracted easily or may not see their home as a place for sitting still and learning yet. Find a place that is quiet, free of distractions, and comfortable for your preschooler to focus.

    Mentally prepare your child

    If your preschooler is too tired, excited, hungry, or cranky, they won’t be able to focus or do well on their schoolwork, and they will begin to assign negative attributes to homework. Making sure your child is well-fed and well rested before starting homework will help them do their very best!

    Homework can be fun

    Making homework a chore or form of punishment is a fast way to get your child to dread and reject all things school-related. Show positivity and excitement when talking about schoolwork and even incorporate games or music into finishing their assignment if your child responds well to that. Remember, the homework belongs to the child-let him own it! Just step back and let your little genius work! You might be amazed how much he can do on his own!

    Lastly, remember to ask the right questions. Your preschooler’s homework will be based off of things that were talked about in school, so they should only need some gentle prompting to remind them of what they learned. Give them the time and space to answer the questions without giving them the answer first, and lead them to the correct place from there.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock located in Castle Rock, Colorado? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2017

    The summer is winding down, and school time is just around the corner! We’ve published one more magazine for you to enjoy before you trade in your bathing suits for backpacks! In thi... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine August 2017

    The summer is winding down, and school time is just around the corner! We’ve published one more magazine for you to enjoy before you trade in your bathing suits for backpacks! In this issue you will learn how to identify symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder, and how you can help a child struggling with it. You will also find an article on developing communication skills and emotional intelligence in your child.

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  • Getting Settled Into a New Preschool

    Grab your backpacks and lunch boxes - the new school year is about to begin! The first day of school is inevitably nerve wracking for any child. New teachers, new classmates, and lots more to learn. If your preschooler is displaying signs that she’s nervous for her first day back to school, don’t fret! We have a few tips to help you ... Read More

    Grab your backpacks and lunch boxes - the new school year is about to begin! The first day of school is inevitably nerve wracking for any child. New teachers, new classmates, and lots more to learn. If your preschooler is displaying signs that she’s nervous for her first day back to school, don’t fret! We have a few tips to help you ease her nerves just in time.

    Discuss the big day

    If your child knows what to expect, she’ll be much more confident going into her first day of school. Spend some time leading up to the big day discussing what your child’s routine will most likely be each day at school. Play time, lunch, and time spent learning about math, science, and reading can be expected in your child’s curriculum. Once your preschooler has mentally prepared for her new class, she’ll be super excited for her first day.

    Plan ahead

    There are a few things you can plan ahead of time to help your child get excited for the new school year. First, you can encourage your child to plan a fun outfit for her first day back at school so she feels confident and comfortable heading into the day. Additionally, packing a special lunch (with a sweet, personal note included) will remind your little one that home isn’t too far away and put her in a cheerful mood for the rest of the day.

    Meet the teacher

    If at all possible, it’s a great idea to visit the school ahead of time and even meet with your child’s new teacher. The teacher can then get to know your child, learn any important details you want to share, and answer any questions you may have. Additionally, your child will be able to familiarize herself with this new learning environment and will feel much more comfortable as the first day approaches.

    There is no exact formula for eradicating your child’s fears, but there are ways to subdue them. You can never over-prepare when it comes to the first day of school, so do whatever you feel necessary to get your little one ready! One last tip? Send a sweet note in your child’s lunchbox to remind her that she isn’t too far from home.

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock located in Castle Rock, Colorado? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • July 2017 Magazine

    It is hot outside! Grab a cold beverage and kick back for a while as you peruse the  July edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine! This month you will find articles on “Why Kids with Hobbies do Better in School” and “The Im... Read More

    July 2017 Digital Magazine

    It is hot outside! Grab a cold beverage and kick back for a while as you peruse the  July edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine! This month you will find articles on “Why Kids with Hobbies do Better in School” and “The Importance of Traditional Play in a Digital World.” Sounds like a good read to us!

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  • Preschool Supplies Shopping

    Summer is flying by and the new school year is approaching quickly! Have you started thinking about your back to school shopping list? We've got you covered on the necessities. Why not bring your little one along to purchase any items you need? The excitement of bu... Read More

    Summer is flying by and the new school year is approaching quickly! Have you started thinking about your back to school shopping list? We've got you covered on the necessities. Why not bring your little one along to purchase any items you need? The excitement of buying new things for school will give them a boost of confidence as they enter preschool for the first time.

    Start with the basics

    For starters, you'll need a backpack, water bottle, and maybe even a lunch box. Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy is known for the nutritious and delicious meals they prepare for children daily, but we all know preschoolers can be a little picky. If your youngster needs a bit of familiarity, pack them a lunch box of yummy snacks from home.

    Get crafty

    Items like pens, markers, paper, and other craft supplies should be provided by the school, but it never hurts to come prepared! Plus, picking out colorful pencils and fun notebooks will help your child feel more comfortable on their first day (Just be sure to check with the teacher before sending non-essentials to school).They can even spend a day or two coloring with their new art supplies before the school year begins!

    Label away!

    It's a great idea to label all of the items your preschooler may take with them to school, even clothing items such as sweaters and jackets. Young children are infamous for setting down their personal belongings, walking away, and completely forgetting where they left them. This is where labeling those items saves the day. It's easy for teachers to identify the owners of items left behind in the classroom and get them into the right hands the very next day.

    Although your preschooler may seem a bit worried about their first day of school, they'll have a blast at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy and forget they were ever nervous. Talk them through all the things they can expect about their new learning environment, and remind them there is nothing to be nervous about!

    Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock located in Castle Rock, Colorado? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family. 

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  • How to Keep Preschool Children Cool when It’s Hot

    Having your preschooler drink water and apply sunscreen are two no brainers when it comes to the summer season. However, there are several ways you can further protect your preschooler from the heat while also having a blast. Check out these tips to freeze out the summer sun.Make your own hat.One way to beat the heat and prot... Read More

    Having your preschooler drink water and apply sunscreen are two no brainers when it comes to the summer season. However, there are several ways you can further protect your preschooler from the heat while also having a blast. Check out these tips to freeze out the summer sun.

    Make your own hat.

    One way to beat the heat and protect your skin from the sun is by wearing protective clothing like baseball caps or sunhats. Pick up a plain, basic hat at your local department store, grab some fabric paint, and decorate away to get your kiddo on board for staying safe in the summer heat.

    Go indoors!

    As temperatures rise this summer, you and your youngsters are bound to run into days where it’s simply too hot to leave the house. When this happens, turn to one of these fun indoor activities.

    • Bake cookies or cupcakes.
    • Create an indoor scavenger hunt.
    • Start a summer bucket list of things you want to do as a family.

    Slip N’ Slide!

    For this summer activity you’ll need either a tarp or some heavy-duty plastic sheeting, stakes to anchor the sheeting down, a garden hose and some baby oil. Put everything together and you have your very own DIY slip n’ slide! Soon your backyard will be transformed into a watery wonderland.

    Make your own sweet water!

    Drinking water and staying hydrated is a necessity during those hot summer months. If your youngster is resistant to drinking multiple glasses of water throughout the day, try adding fresh fruit like strawberries or blueberries to add natural sweetener to your hydrating beverage. You can also keep plastic water bottles in the freezer, which melt into an icy delight when you’re on the go.

    Those extra hot days are perfect for planning a summer bucket list filled with both indoor and outdoor family activities. From visiting the zoo to having a dance party in the living room, there are numerous ways to avoid the heat indoors while also staying hydrated and protected outdoors.

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  • June 2017 Digital Magazine

    Are you ready for a little summer reading? We’ve published a new edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine! In the June edition you will find some DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day (no peeki... Read More

    June 2017 Digital Magazine

    Are you ready for a little summer reading? We’ve published a new edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine! In the June edition you will find some DIY gift ideas for Father’s Day (no peeking Dads!), good reasons to give your children responsibilities, and ways to be a “light reflector” for your child.

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  • May Edition Digital Magazine

    It’s a new month! That means the new Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine edition is ready! Take a peek inside the May issue to find ways you can enjoy the spring while preparing for a fun summer, how to keep a child active when he doesn't enjoy team sports, and how you c... Read More

    KRK Magazine May Edition

    It’s a new month! That means the new Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine edition is ready! Take a peek inside the May issue to find ways you can enjoy the spring while preparing for a fun summer, how to keep a child active when he doesn't enjoy team sports, and how you can incorporate Montessori learning principles in your home.

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  • How to Get a Preschool Child to Start Something New

    Springtime represents all things new, from the start of the New Year in January to the birth of new life in April. What better time to encourage your preschooler to try new things?Whether it’s eating vegetables they’ve previously rejected or learning how to swim as the weather warms up, there are countless “firsts” for your child to experience. Here is how y... Read More

    Springtime represents all things new, from the start of the New Year in January to the birth of new life in April. What better time to encourage your preschooler to try new things?

    Whether it’s eating vegetables they’ve previously rejected or learning how to swim as the weather warms up, there are countless “firsts” for your child to experience. Here is how you can motivate your preschooler to try new things.

    Get cooking.

    If your child has been reluctant to eat that mysterious green vegetable you’ve placed on their dinner plate, try incorporating them into the cooking process. From washing the veggies to plating them up, your little one will familiarize himself with this new type of food, making the tasting process much smoother.

    If your preschooler is getting involved in a new extracurricular activity or sport, plan to arrive to the event early.

    Spending ten or fifteen minutes in their new environment before the activity or social event begins can provide them with feelings of security and confidence as they prepare for whatever is to come!

    Introduce your child to music, art, or sports they’ve never been exposed to.

    If your little one isn’t particularly loving basketball or baseball, teach them about the wide variety of sports that exist, and find the one that sparks their interest! Even listening to new genres of music or visiting an art museum to see unique paintings and sculptures can inspire your youngster to try new things.

    Allow your preschooler to take on small increments of responsibility at home.

    Inviting them to help you feed the pets in the morning or asking them for help straightening up the pillows on the couch will encourage them to take initiative in their daily lives. Plus, the extra responsibility and independence will boost your child’s confidence and encourage them to tackle any goal they set.

    If you’re unsure what’s holding your little one back from trying new things, encourage them to share their fears with you and reassure them that they can overcome these challenges. While some children acclimate to changes effortlessly, others are reluctant to step out of their comfort zone. Remember to be patient and supportive as your preschooler explores new skills and hobbies. 

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  • April Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for ideas to help nurture your child’s creativity, ways to celebrate Earth Day, and steps parents of multiples can take to recognize unique qualities in each child. Click ... Read More

    April Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for ideas to help nurture your child’s creativity, ways to celebrate Earth Day, and steps parents of multiples can take to recognize unique qualities in each child. Click here to see more.

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  • Spring Sports: Fun Sports to Play in the Warm Weather

    Spring is here and it’s the season for outdoor sports! Your preschool child may not be old enough to start playing for a real team, but you can get them started on a smaller scale so they can get excited about it and get a head start on practice.BaseballInvest in a tee, bat, and baseball, and your little one will have all they need to begin their sports c... Read More

    Spring is here and it’s the season for outdoor sports! Your preschool child may not be old enough to start playing for a real team, but you can get them started on a smaller scale so they can get excited about it and get a head start on practice.

    Baseball

    Invest in a tee, bat, and baseball, and your little one will have all they need to begin their sports career. Be sure to point them away from any windows as they embark on their batting practice! You can let them start out by using a tennis ball instead of a baseball if you want to avoid any possible injuries. Let them learn coordination before they start using the harder balls.

    Soccer

    Soccer is a ton of fun for little ones because in the early stages of the sport, there is not much skill required. They can learn how to run and keep up with a ball while running in a specific direction. There are so many awesome motor skills that can be learned through soccer! Grab a soccer ball and a few cones to serve as goal markings, and turn your preschooler loose!

    Ultimate Frisbee

    You’re going to need to get out in the yard for this one, and have some fun with your child! All you need is a Frisbee and a yard to play in. Start out at close distance as you throw the Frisbee to each other, and slowly lengthen the space between the two of you until your little one learns to throw the Frisbee properly.

    Always remember to have fun! It’s okay to bend the rules a little bit for the sake of learning and growing together. Make up your own rules, and add in any personalized style that your family enjoys, like counting the number of times you each catch the Frisbee! The most important thing is to stay safe, learn something new, and get some sunshine!

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  • How to Raise a Preschool Scientist

    Everything is science—preschool children just need to keep an eye open to spot it. From pancake batter to the weather outside, there’s always something scientific to learn! Here are three ways that you can raise a young scientist.Read about famous scientists.Read about famous scientists like Thomas Edison and Benjamin Franklin that have made tremendous impacts on our lives. Read about their childhoods and the ways that they learned science, and let your children become inspired to be creative and experiment with new i... Read More

    Everything is science—preschool children just need to keep an eye open to spot it. From pancake batter to the weather outside, there’s always something scientific to learn! Here are three ways that you can raise a young scientist.

    Read about famous scientists.

    Read about famous scientists like Thomas Edison and Benjamin Franklin that have made tremendous impacts on our lives. Read about their childhoods and the ways that they learned science, and let your children become inspired to be creative and experiment with new ideas in their preschool.

    Let them read about how electricity was discovered and how the light bulb was invented. Let them read about Alexander Graham Bell and the invention of the telephone. Make science real for them!

    Do science experiments together.

    Watch how chemical reactions start a car engine, and how baking soda reacts to vinegar and produces mini volcanic reactions. For kids, hands on activities are going to make a much more lasting impact than just hearing about scientific theories. You can tell them that sodium bicarbonate produces a combustion when mixed with acetic acid, but it’s going to fly over their heads unless you let them pour the two together and watch them bubble over. Make it fun!

    Go to science museums with your preschooler.

    Go to science museums and fairs to see real life examples of science that people have done in the past and things that other people are working on right now. If you have the opportunity, visiting places like NASA Space Center can be highly intriguing and exciting for your child to experience.

    The easiest way to raise a little scientist is to immerse them in science! Show them how science is incorporated into every area of life, and let them learn how famous men and women in the past have contributed to modern science. Let them try out hands-on science experiments so they can see science up close.

    Make it fun and they will learn so much!

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  • March Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on helping children find their passion, fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and ways to incorporate fun and play into everyday activities! Click ... Read More

    March Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on helping children find their passion, fun St. Patrick’s Day recipes, and ways to incorporate fun and play into everyday activities! Click here for the latest issue. 

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  • February Edition Digital Magazine

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on President’s Day activities, raising a problem solver, and learn mor... Read More

    February Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    The latest Kids ‘R’ Kids Magazine issue is here! Check out this issue for tips on President’s Day activities, raising a problem solver, and learn more about keys qualities for early success!

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  • Too cold to play outside?

    Chilly days don’t always have to turn into movie marathons or video game madness. When children spend extended periods of time playing video games or watching videos online, their long-term concentration and academic performance can be negatively impacted. Fortunately, there are numerous ways your preschooler can “unplug” from electronics and stay entertained when playing outside isn’t an option.Stimulate their imaginationBeing stuck inside the house on a wintry day can elicit that “stir crazy” feeling we all know... Read More

    Chilly days don’t always have to turn into movie marathons or video game madness. When children spend extended periods of time playing video games or watching videos online, their long-term concentration and academic performance can be negatively impacted. Fortunately, there are numerous ways your preschooler can “unplug” from electronics and stay entertained when playing outside isn’t an option.

    Stimulate their imagination

    Being stuck inside the house on a wintry day can elicit that “stir crazy” feeling we all know too well. By participating in certain creative activities, you can unlock your child’s imagination and improve their cognitive development. Cut out photos from old magazines and paste them together to create a mosaic, or plan an indoor scavenger hunt to encourage critical thinking!

    Incorporate education

    Even if it’s a snow day or the weekend, your child can continue to learn. A trip to your local science or children’s museum can provide him or her with an exciting, educational experience. Plus, all of that walking will keep your child active! If weather conditions prevent you from leaving the house, reading or crafting together are two activities that are both engaging and entertaining.

    Bond through baking

    Who doesn’t love the smell (and taste) of freshly baked goods? Incorporating children in baking can give them a sense of accomplishment and an opportunity to bond with family. Younger children can be given tasks like stirring or taste testing, while older kids can learn to measure ingredients. Afterwards, you can share a plate of goodies with a neighbor and bring some warmth to their day. Whether it’s cookies, cobbler, or brownies, this activity will be an absolute treat.

    Cherish the downtime

    When all else fails, remember that it’s okay to step back and take a break from your busy schedule. Cozying up with blankets and hot chocolate is the perfect way to enjoy family time together while resting up for the remainder of your weekly responsibilities.

    When heading outside to go sledding and build snowmen isn’t an option, we hope you’ll turn to these tips for keeping your little one busy and happy this winter.

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  • January Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool... Read More

    January Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on avoiding post-holiday blues, fostering creativity, and the benefits of music lessons!

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  • Happy Parents, Happy Teachers

    Your children’s teachers invest so much into their students, and they have so much influence over their education. They spend their semesters teaching and loving your little ones so that they can grow up to be intelligent, happy adults. Since these teachers are so important to us and our children, we need to make sure that we appreciate them and make them feel as loved as they really are. Here are a few ways that you can invest in the lives of your teachers and show them just how thankful you are for the time they invest in your chi... Read More

    Your children’s teachers invest so much into their students, and they have so much influence over their education. They spend their semesters teaching and loving your little ones so that they can grow up to be intelligent, happy adults. Since these teachers are so important to us and our children, we need to make sure that we appreciate them and make them feel as loved as they really are.

    Here are a few ways that you can invest in the lives of your teachers and show them just how thankful you are for the time they invest in your child:

    1. Thank them often!

    Sometimes a few kind words can be much-needed encouragement after a long day. Let them know that you are truly appreciative of all that they do for your children.

    2. Give them a small gift just because.

    We usually show that we care during the holidays, but there are long periods between holidays that can be stressful for teachers. Give them a small gift like a coffee gift card or a nice therapy lotion. Your gift will bring joy to their lives, and they will know that you are appreciative every day of the year for all of their hard work.

    3. Invest in your child’s education.

    There is nothing more that teachers love than parents who are truly interested in the academic well-being of their children. Be involved in what is going on, and be aware of all of the things that they are sending home with your child. Simple things like making sure your child’s backpack is emptied of all craft projects from the previous day shows that you are involved and ready to help out.

    Let your teacher know that you are in this together and that you’re thankful for their work, that you’re willing to do whatever it takes to help them educate your child.

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  • December Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, tech... Read More

    Kids R Kids Magazine December

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & math. Learn more about us in our latest digital magazine! Check out this issue for tips on disciplining your kids, getting them to eat healthier, and learn more about the strategies we use within our Brain Waves℠ curriculum!

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  • Holiday Gifts for Children

    How do you decide what to get for your preschooler for the holidays? Parents should get some kind of award every January for actually pulling it off. It’s a near impossible feat managing it all during the busiest time of year. Some of these ideas just might make it a little easier. WantThe holidays always draw a line in the sand. “I want that!” your child says. “Yes, but you don’t need that,” you say. It’s always difficult to get your child to want what she needs... Read More

    How do you decide what to get for your preschooler for the holidays? Parents should get some kind of award every January for actually pulling it off. It’s a near impossible feat managing it all during the busiest time of year. Some of these ideas just might make it a little easier.

    • Want

    The holidays always draw a line in the sand. “I want that!” your child says. “Yes, but you don’t need that,” you say. It’s always difficult to get your child to want what she needs. Why not try to combine the two? If she wants a new doll, why not buy her a dress that looks like the one on the doll?

    • Need

    Thinking creatively about how to package what your child needs into something your child wants is the gift of every advertiser. This year, though, it might be best to just spend your limited money on something your child needs. A new pair of shoes or something for school might be just the thing to get your child this year.

    • Wear

    Clothes last so much longer than toys. After all, kids need to wear clothes, but they don’t need Mega Bro Sword Holder 3000. Things like shoes or pants can last for a while too, which makes them the perfect gift. Now, how to convince them that clothes are cool…

    • Read

    How can you buy a gift and also set up your child for success at the same time? A book can do it! Reading is one of the most important things in a person’s developmental life, and starting young can do wonders. Why not get your child a great children’s book this year, like Harry Potter or The Chronicles of Narnia?

    We hope these ideas will give you the confidence to get your child something that she needs, something that makes him happy, something that will help him in life. We know that’s a tall order, but a little creative thinking can go a long way this year.

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  • Happy Siblings, Happy Life

    All siblings experience some degree of sibling rivalry, but establishing good relationships between your children is a gift that will last a lifetime. Friends come and go, but brothers and sisters will always be there for each other when the times get tough.Start working on encouraging these four things in your children as early as you can. Great relationships can start from the crib! Work together. Have your children work together! Give them chores to do together, or problems to solve to... Read More

    All siblings experience some degree of sibling rivalry, but establishing good relationships between your children is a gift that will last a lifetime. Friends come and go, but brothers and sisters will always be there for each other when the times get tough.

    Start working on encouraging these four things in your children as early as you can. Great relationships can start from the crib!

    • Work together.

    Have your children work together! Give them chores to do together, or problems to solve together. Dependence on one another is one of the best ways to create a good relationship. This is also a great time for kids to recognize the strengths of their brothers or sisters. “Maybe they’re not so bad after all. . . .”

    • Learn conflict resolution together.

    When they do start fighting, don’t separate them! Make them work it out between themselves. Stand close by to make sure a referee is not needed, but don’t be too quick to jump in. Learning to resolve conflict between each other is key to a healthy relationship.

    • Emphasize strengths.

    Sometimes the best punishment for fighting is to make them praise each other! “Did you call your brother a name? How about choosing a different word that shows love and kindness instead.” Replace insults with compliments. Instead of pointing out weaknesses, emphasize strengths!

    • Promote empathy.

    Perhaps a more accurate quote would be “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words cut deeper still.” Encourage your children to feel for each other, and help them understand the impact that they can have on the life of their sibling. Empathy is very important. “How did that make him feel? How can you make him feel better?” Understanding that everyone has emotions is foundational to every child’s development.

    Even though you probably want to pull your hair out as they pull each other’s hair out, remember that keeping a positive attitude will give you the upper-hand! Don’t let them get the best of you, but instead give them ample opportunities to team up and encourage one another as they learn to be best friends.

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  • November Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our a... Read More

    November Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine Is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies focus on child care, teacher care, family care and facility care to ensure each day is a great day! It was founded on the realization that children should be “hugged first, then taught.” Our accredited programs incorporate science, technology, engineering, art & math. Learn more about us in  our latest digital magazine! Check out this issue for tips on disciplining your kids, getting them to eat healthier, and learn more about the strategies we use within our Brain Waves℠ curriculum!

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  • October Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on listening to music with childr... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education. From our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. Our latest digital magazine is out! Check out this issue for tips on listening to music with children, details about our winter camps, and how setting good boundaries with children is one of the healthiest things you can do!

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  • Win-Win Whining

    Every parent has heard the cry of a child, and it’s often met with mixed emotions. A common one is “Ugh, not again.” Another is, perhaps, “My child is unhappy. I must remedy that,” which is subsequently followed by Mom-to-the-Rescue speed. There are, however, a few things parents can do to pick a happy medium between these two responses.Aha! Parenting suggests there are six reasons a child whines and what you can do ... Read More

    Every parent has heard the cry of a child, and it’s often met with mixed emotions. A common one is “Ugh, not again.” Another is, perhaps, “My child is unhappy. I must remedy that,” which is subsequently followed by Mom-to-the-Rescue speed. There are, however, a few things parents can do to pick a happy medium between these two responses.

    Aha! Parenting suggests there are six reasons a child whines and what you can do to satisfy her needs.

    The first reason is that she’s simply too young to cope with stresses. Say she needs food, rest, or play time, she’s going to whine. So, the first step to ensuring she isn’t whiney is meeting her basic needs: feed, rest, and play at appropriate times.

    The second is that she may need more connection. We all need someone to care for us and support us. Children are no different, and they need to feel loved and cared for, so pre-empt the cries by giving them the attention they need.

    Reason number three is that children often feel powerless, and by whining many of them know they can take back some of that power and control. Author Lawrence Cohen suggests playfully inviting them to share their concerns.

    The fourth reason, though, is that sometimes children just need to cry. We all do. We can get overwhelmed with what’s happening in our lives, and the only outlet for this energy is to simply gush out some tears.

    We all know the fifth reason: whining works. Remember that time your husband said, “I just wish I had a new keyboard for my computer,” and you surprised him for his birthday? Or when you said, “It’s cold in here,” and your husband magically, mysteriously walked across the room to turn off the fan? Children know that secret power too.

    The last reason is similarly obvious: we do anything to stop the whining. Children know that if they whine, their parents are going to pay attention to them. Children whine to get you to do something, anything.

    Maybe you haven’t figured out the cure for whining, but we hope that these tips might help fight the hysteria.

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  • September Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best p... Read More

    September Edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Digital Magazine is Here!

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Take a peek inside of our latest digital magazine for tips on Check out our latest digital magazine for tips on learning mathematics, how to deal with whining, and parenting during transitions!

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  • Let Your Children Fail

    Parents weren’t given playbooks with the birth of their children. No one showed up to the hospital or the adoption agency with a stack of paper, saying, “Sir, Madam, here are your instructions.” And, raising children isn’t easy like building an IKEA desk—actually those are kind of hard to build. The point is that you are going to fail. That’s okay. We all do.Children are going to fail too. They m... Read More

    Parents weren’t given playbooks with the birth of their children. No one showed up to the hospital or the adoption agency with a stack of paper, saying, “Sir, Madam, here are your instructions.” And, raising children isn’t easy like building an IKEA desk—actually those are kind of hard to build. The point is that you are going to fail. That’s okay. We all do.

    Children are going to fail too. They may even fail more than you do. That’s okay. That’s what children are supposed to do. They are learning and exploring and trying new things. (The sad part of life is that we often outgrow this stage! but that’s another blog post…)

    In an article from Lifehack, psychologists have determined ten common threads of successful parents, and one of them is, of course, letting your children fail. “And while this may sound counter-intuitive,” the article says, linking an article from Quartz, “research shows that more is gleaned from failure than success.”

    Learning from Failure

    We have all experienced failure. Sometimes it’s been a minor failure—like you showed up to the school at 6:30 when you were supposed to be there at 5:30. It happens. Sometimes it’s been a major failure—like you forgot your child was even at the school. That happens too.

    Children—who are, of course, tinier versions of us—have the same kinds of failures, and if we eliminate all risks from their lives, they are never going to learn how to overcome these challenges. If we never experience the despair of defeat, we would never learn the joy of victory.

    In the book The Gift of Failure, author Jessica Lahey reminds us that “overparenting has the potential to ruin a child’s confidence and undermine their education.” By shielding children from failure, she learned that her middle-school students “wilted in the face of challenge,” Quartz says. That’s when she realized that “we seem to be more worried about raising happy children than competent or autonomous ones.”

    Started from the Bottom

    Think back to your first real failure. What was that experience like? What did you learn? Would you have done it all over again? Some people say that, if they could go back and do things over, they wouldn’t want to change anything about their lives. They learned from their mistakes and it has made them who they are.

    Failure is part of being human. We are limited in what we can do. We get sick, or anxious, or sad. We also get happy, though, and the reason we get happy is that we know what it’s like to be sad. We know what it’s like to fail. So, let your kids fail from time to time. See if they can work out their problems. And when they fail—and they will—tell them you love them. Failure can be good, so don’t be afraid of it.

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  • August Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families ... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies are always on the cutting edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Inside this month’s issue you can explore information on a baby’s language development, how children build relationships, and how to properly, constructively help your child!

    August Digital Magazine 

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  • Castle Rock, CO Childcare: Improving Playtime With Your Child

    For many parents the words “play with me!” bring a feeling of dread rather than enjoyment and it has nothing to do with how much they love their child! Sometimes it can be really difficult to jump into the world of make-believe and dress-up when your head is swimming with bills to pay, emails to respond to, and dinner to cook. As we all grow older our capacity for crea... Read More

    For many parents the words “play with me!” bring a feeling of dread rather than enjoyment and it has nothing to do with how much they love their child! Sometimes it can be really difficult to jump into the world of make-believe and dress-up when your head is swimming with bills to pay, emails to respond to, and dinner to cook. As we all grow older our capacity for creative imaginative play can quickly diminish if not nurtured.

    The role of playtime in your child’s life is more significant than you may realize. According to his book Playful Parenting, Dr. Lawrence Cohen concludes “Play allows parents to enter a child’s world, on the child’s terms, in order to foster closeness, confidence and connection… Sometimes it’s work mustering up enthusiasm when you feel bored or listless.” So to paraphrase – playtime is crucial in connecting with your child, but don’t let yourself be riddled with guilt when you become bored!

    There are a few simple steps you can take to help make playtime more enjoyable – and even in your boredom, be encouraged that you are creating lasting connections with your child that will help him connect to you as he grows older!

    1.Get creative with your playtime – Sometimes we can get stuck in a playtime rut by doing the same things for play – which can obviously lead to boredom! Suggest new ways to play the next time your child wants to hang out with you. Make homemade play-dough, go outside on a nature walk, play dress-up, etc.

    2.Introduce ways that you enjoy playing to your child - While it’s important that your child do most of the directing as you play together, feel free to show them how you like to spend your time as a means of connecting with them. Write a poem, read a book, paint your nails etc. This allows your child to get to know you a bit better and remind you that you can still have fun playing as a grown-up!

    3.Set aside specific time - Set a timer or alarm for 30 minutes to an hour and give your child your undivided attention. No phone or making dinner during playtime. Just play!

    4.Remember that play can happen throughout the day - There are obvious times of the day when your child will play, but you can also play during trips to the grocery store, while driving in the car, getting ready for school, etc.

    5.Enjoy your child - Even if the thought of playtime is stressful for you as a parent, view the opportunity as an adventure to have with your child. Make an effort to discover new aspects of your child that you may not have noticed at first. Sharing these discoveries with your spouse or close friends may also encourage you to spend more time playing!

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock, we know the importance of giving children time to play as part of their learning experience. Our exclusive preschool curriculum incorporates play into the teaching of all of the STEM pillars of early education, including art. Under the care of our nurturing team of teachers, every child gets a chance to excel and enjoy being a kid! Contact us today to find out how we can meet and exceed your childcare needs! 

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  • Castle Rock, CO Daycare: July Edition Digital Magazine

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock is always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our familie... Read More

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock is always on the cutting – edge of early childhood education; from our highly trained teachers to our exclusive preschool curriculum, you can count on us to provide your child with the best preschool or childcare experience. A part of our commitment to serve our families well is by providing resources that will equip parents with tools and information to use along the parenting journey. Take a peek inside our latest digital magazine for tips on how to manage young children while shopping, how to differentiate effective and ineffective discipline methods for your child, and more!

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  • Castle Rock, CO Preschool: 10 Reasons to Send Your Child to Summer Camp

    Summer camp is a joyous time for young children. They get to spend time out in nature, run around, play games and make new friends! Without the pressure of homework assignments and grades, children often end up learning even more than in a traditional childcare or preschool classroom environment. Camp becomes a place where young children truly experience and satisfy t... Read More

    Summer camp is a joyous time for young children. They get to spend time out in nature, run around, play games and make new friends! Without the pressure of homework assignments and grades, children often end up learning even more than in a traditional childcare or preschool classroom environment. Camp becomes a place where young children truly experience and satisfy their need for physical activity, creative expression and participation in community.

    Sending your child to an overnight summer camp can often feel unsettling and scary for parents. That’s why day camps are a great, safe alternative. Kids ‘R’ Kids of Castle Rock is leading the way with a 2016 Summer Camp experience that is fun, engaging and educational – without the stress of leaving your child overnight at an unfamiliar place! This year’s summer camp features an Olympic Games theme, taking campers on a “journey around the world” to learn about the sights, smells and tastes of different countries. Fun games, creative activities, unique ethnic foods and field trips are just part of the summer camp experience!

    To help make the decision to send your child to summer camp a little bit easier, we’ve put together a list of 10 reasons why every child should go to summer camp this year!

    1.Summer camp instills leadership skills.

    2.Summer camp provides unforgettable memories.

    3.Summer camp helps children make new friends.

    4.Summer camp keeps children active.

    5.Summer camp boosts self-esteem.

    6.Summer camp exposes children to new things.

    7.Summer camp gives parents a break.

    8.Summer camp keeps children’s brains learning and active.

    9.Summer camp develops independence.

    10.Summer camp gets children out in nature.

    Summer camp at Kids ‘R’ Kids of Castle Rock is a 10-week adventure for children ages 5 to 12. Each jam-packed week is designed to instill confidence, encourage teamwork and foster fun! Summer camp builds on the curriculum of our Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten programs so, as a parent, you can rest assured that your child is continuing to develop socially and academically. Enroll your child today!

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  • Castle Rock, CO Childcare: June Edition Digital Magazine

    From fun Father's Day gift ideas and creative games to understanding the importance of play in your child’s life, the June edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime f... Read More

    From fun Father's Day gift ideas and creative games to understanding the importance of play in your child’s life, the June edition of the Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock digital magazine provides information on family-friendly summertime fun and more.

    Don’t forget to check back for every new monthly edition for more tips on parenting, child development, and all things preschool! Click here to read now!

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  • May Edition of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Digital Magazine is Here!

    The new Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine for the month of May is here! As an effort to spread the word about all of the unique benefits and state-of-the-art technology we have to offer, this magazine is a great go-to for current and new families. At Kids ‘R’ Kids L... Read More

    The new Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine for the month of May is here! As an effort to spread the word about all of the unique benefits and state-of-the-art technology we have to offer, this magazine is a great go-to for current and new families. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies, our hope is to provide your child with only the best in care, education, and nurturing.

    This month’s edition includes helpful tips and tricks for successful parenting and child development. The issue features helpful articles on the value of problem solving skills, as well as the importance of giving each individual child space to grow and learn at his or her pace without comparison to other children. No doubt, you will be encouraged to love and care for your children in a way that stimulates their learning and development!

    In addition to helpful articles, you will find information about different school programs and activities your children can get involved in. This month you can learn more about our exciting Summer Camp 2016 program!

    As you flip through this month’s edition of the digital magazine, remember to keep an eye out for the Kids ‘R’ Kids digital magazine every month! Each edition will highlight new areas of parenting and early education that will help equip you as you continue on the exciting and challenging journey of parenthood and early childhood education!

    So go ahead! Take a peek inside our magazine! And, feel free to share it with your friends! As always, our door is open to your comments, questions and suggestions as we work together to provide your child with a firm foundation in early learning. Contact us today!

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  • Watch Me Grow Technology is a Special Perk for Parents and Grandparents

    As the parent of an infant or toddler, you remember the first time you dropped off your child at a child care facility. That experience inevitably comes with a sense of worry and anxiety. While you may trust that your child is going to be safe and comfortable in the learning academy you have selected, no doubt you still have countless questions swirling around in your mind... Read More

    As the parent of an infant or toddler, you remember the first time you dropped off your child at a child care facility. That experience inevitably comes with a sense of worry and anxiety. While you may trust that your child is going to be safe and comfortable in the learning academy you have selected, no doubt you still have countless questions swirling around in your mind. Will my child be safe? Will she like it there? Will my child be fed on time? What if my child is scared or uncomfortable? What if she cries?

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids of Castle Rock, we are able to give you an extra dose of peace of mind. It comes in the form of our Watch Me Grow Technology. Every single one of our classrooms is equipped with a high resolution camera that provides parents visual access to their child while they are away at work, traveling or running errands. Every parent has the ability to log into our secure viewing site to see their child at any time of the day. It’s like taking a peek into a classroom without ever stepping foot through the door! Parents can rest assured that their children are safe and secure when they are in the care of our well-trained child care professionals.

    Watch Me Grow Technology is particularly special for grandparents who live far away and don’t have the opportunity to see their grandchildren on a regular basis. Given permission by the child’s parents, grandparents can log into the secure system and watch in delight as their grandchildren learn to read, create art, and play with interactive toys and technology. They are able to view and track their grandchildren’s development without spending a dime on travel!

    As you can imagine, military families have enough worries of their own. Being away from their children during deployment can be a difficult season to walk through for many parents. That’s why military families love the Watch Me Grow feature! They are able to connect from anywhere with internet access! Watch Me Grow offers free apps for iPhone, iPad and Android, so parents can watch their children on a variety of devices – even across the world!

    Watch Me Grow Technology is user-friendly and secure, but the best part about it is it’s included in our all-inclusive tuition at Kids ‘R’ Kids of Castle Rock. You don’t have to pay extra for all of its cool features! Just download the app, log in, and watch your child learn, grow and flourish! Parents and grandparents can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing (and seeing!) that their kiddos are in good hands at Kids ‘R’ Kids of Castle Rock. 

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  • ​Chores for Kids Don’t Have to be a Chore for Parents

    Chores can help children learn responsibility. However, establishing an effective chore system requires some effort from parents. We’ve put together a list of pitfalls for parents to avoid when it comes to chores. 1.Don’t be stingy with praise. Don’t wait until your child is finished with a chore to praise him or h... Read More

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    Chores can help children learn responsibility. However, establishing an effective chore system requires some effort from parents. We’ve put together a list of pitfalls for parents to avoid when it comes to chores.

    • 1.Don’t be stingy with praise. Don’t wait until your child is finished with a chore to praise him or her for a job well done. Encourage your child throughout the process and congratulate progress! Praise is often a better motivator than money.
    • 2.Don’t insist on perfection. Your child is still learning what “clean” really means, so don’t be hard on him or her when there are still streaks on the window and dust in the corners. And by no means, don’t jump in and do the chore instead of your child. That undermines the whole point of chores!
    • 3.Don’t make chores boring. Turn on some music or make a game out of it! Laugh and dance as you put away toys, sort dirty laundry and load the dishwasher. Doing so teaches children that responsibility can be fun.
    • 4.Don’t wait too long. Some parents think their children are too young for chores. However, there are plenty of age-appropriate tasks even your two-year-old can do!
    • 5.Don’t be inconsistent. Establishing a chore system for children can feel like a chore for adults. As a parent, remind yourself to remind your child about chores. When you don’t set clear expectations and you don’t follow through, you are communicating to your child that chores are not really that important. If chores are important to you, they will become important to you child.At Kids ‘R’ Kids of Castle Rock, we make sure children are cared for and nurtured in an age-appropriate environment that fosters the process of learning responsibility. We offer programs for toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children that make even chores a fun classroom activity!
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  • Creative Ways to Exercise with Your Toddler or Preschooler

    The beginning of a new year is a great time to think about getting in shape. For busy, working parents with an ... Read More

    The beginning of a new year is a great time to think about getting in shape. For busy, working parents with an infant or toddler, finding the time to exercise can be a challenge. Parents often begin their exercise plans with sincere intentions, but needs of young children can easily hinder the efforts.

    As an alternative to leaving home to workout, consider exercising at home and plan for your child to join you. Start by including music in your exercise routine. Since children love music and instruments, give your child an instrument or item to hit and make noise as you exercise. Making music becomes your child’s exercise routine! Count out loud, sing songs, and interact with your child during the exercise. Counting with your child also creates a distraction allowing you to work out longer, while your child learns about numbers.

    Before you start, grab an exercise mat or sheet for yourself and child. Also consider playing an animated movie to give your child an additional activity when the musical instrument becomes boring. For added fun, allow your child to mimic your exercise. If you do jumping jacks, watch your child do a few jumping jacks during your breaks. If you decide to walk for exercise, take the stroller and walk briskly. Your child will enjoy the ride.

    Exercise can be fun for children and parents when you take your time and enjoy the benefits. Your child will also learn the value of exercise from your fun demonstration. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock, we know how to make learning fun. With us, children learn indoors, outdoors, through music, technology, songs, dance, and engaging instruction. That’s just one of many reasons we are so much more than a daycare or childcare.

    We hope you will take a moment to review our programs and contact us for a tour and more information about Kids ‘R’ Kids of Castle Rock. Thanks for sharing our information with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!

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  • Simple Ways to Create New Goals for the Year

    The excitement of a new year brings great opportunities to set new goals for the year. With goals as simple as getting more sleep to being more active, children and adults can take advantage of the energy a new year brings.Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock has many resources to help families with new goals. Our ... Read More

    The excitement of a new year brings great opportunities to set new goals for the year. With goals as simple as getting more sleep to being more active, children and adults can take advantage of the energy a new year brings.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock has many resources to help families with new goals. Our Before and After School Program gives working parents a break and children a breath of fresh air in a loving and nurturing environment.

    Here are some simple ways to create New Year’s goals for your family:

    • Have fun with your goals. Don’t take it too seriously when a family member does not accomplish a desired goal. Instead, try to determine what caused the detour, make a correction and keep trying. It takes time to create a new habit.
    • Be realistic. Try to set goals that can easily be accomplished with effort and attention. Avoid lofty goals that involve the cooperation of people and circumstances that are beyond your control.
    • Set family goals. Consider goals such as eating together 3 times a week, listening to your child sing a song, or play a sport. Also consider spending time having fun learning with our ABCmouse program.
    • Help each other. Think of ways your family can help each other reach their goals. Does someone want to lose weight? Then, the family may decide to replace cookies and chips with fruit and vegetables for 30 days in support of the weight lose goals.

    The staff at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Cast Rock would love for you to contact us and share your goals. We are not just a daycare or childcare that watches your child. We are a learning academy with a state-of-the-art facility, highly trained, quality teachers and staff, accredited programs, an excellent curriculum, and a big heart that loves to see infants, toddlers, and preschool children developing, growing and thriving in our fun and loving environment! 

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  • Spotlight on Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock

    Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock offers programs for infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and before and after school. We are proud to serve children 6 weeks – 12 years of age. At Kids `R` Kids, we share a common desire with parents to provide the absolute best for the children.Here are some highlights of our dynamic programs: ... Read More

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    Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock offers programs for infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and before and after school. We are proud to serve children 6 weeks – 12 years of age. At Kids `R` Kids, we share a common desire with parents to provide the absolute best for the children.

    Here are some highlights of our dynamic programs:

    Infants Program

    The essential components of our Infants Program are language, physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. We understand infants and the developmental milestones they are experiencing. That’s why our infants program offers learning through sign language techniques and daily activities that coincide with your infant’s physical development. Your baby will be giggling, cuddling, singing, reading, and enjoying “Tummy Time” in our warm and comfortable state-of-the-art facility.

    Toddlers Program

    Designed specifically for busy exploring toddlers, our Toddler Program grows along with your child. We build on previous knowledge providing new challenges with with every level. We provide hands-on projects, problem-solving activities, and a structured learning plan. We also provide a safe and fun play environment with games and puzzles. With lots of giggles, hugs, and love, your toddler will learn language development, social interaction, and much more.

    Preschool Program

    In preschool, Kids ‘R’ Kids of Castle Rock’s First Class Curriculum offers activities to equip your child for future challenges in elementary school. Preschool children desire to do things on their own and make new discoveries so we cater to their curiosity and growing independence with several unique program components. Our curriculum is divided into weekly, theme-based units with Words of the Week to help strengthen vocabulary and develop character. We also provide group exercises to assist with developmental growth. Our Weekly Character Connections help build positive character and self-esteem.

    Pre-K

    Our Pre-Kindergarten program includes independent activities, realistic application, and large and small hands-on groups. In preparation for elementary school, we offer literature-based units that meet and exceed the national educational standards. We address all learning styles through unique station opportunities that cover the alphabet, art, reading, construction, dramatic play and more.

    Kindergarten

    The Kids ‘R’ Kids of Castle Rock Kindergarten curriculum was designed to grow along with your child through six academic categories: creative expression, social studies, science, language and literacy, mathematics, and character development. Our independent and small group activities help develop and reinforce understanding of the subject material while building independent and cooperative learning skills.

    Before and After School

    We understand the needs of busy, working parents. That’s why we have designed our Before and After School program to be a safe and nurturing environment for children to unwind and enjoy being a kid.From our spacious outdoor playground designed especially for the older children to our large activity room, we create an engaging atmosphere that satisfies the needs of the school-age child.

    We hope you will browse our website and learn more about our exciting programs and the many ways we can benefit your child. We also invite you to contact us for questions and take a tour of our state-of-the-art facility. See for yourself why we are so much more than a daycare or childcare. Kids ‘R’ Kids - Smart Choice. Smarter Child.®

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  • Helpful Ideas for Planning Child-Friendly Holiday Events

    Fall and winter seasons have great opportunities for child-friendly celebrations and events. Parents and children enjoy the opportunities to decorate, enjoy tasty meals, beautiful weather, and year-end celebrations during the holidays. Thoughtful and early planning can make the difference between an event filled with fun and laughter and a stressful day fille... Read More

    Preschool_CastlerockFall and winter seasons have great opportunities for child-friendly celebrations and events. Parents and children enjoy the opportunities to decorate, enjoy tasty meals, beautiful weather, and year-end celebrations during the holidays. Thoughtful and early planning can make the difference between an event filled with fun and laughter and a stressful day filled with last minute decisions.

    Toddlers, preschool children, and school-aged children love the fall and winter holidays. Parents can enjoy the fun too with careful planning.

    Here are some helpful ideas for planning your child-friendly holiday events:

    • Plan early. One of the best planning steps to take is to plan ahead. Decide if your event will be formal or casual, how many guests you will invite and the ages and stages of life of your guests. Will your event include infants, toddlers, preschoolers, teenagers and adults? Decide on your date, location, and time. Also begin to tell your guest so they can save the date.
    • Decide on the location and space. Think about where food will be served? Will the teenagers have a space to play video games or watch movies? Where will the infants nap? Do you have a space for adult games and conversation? Will your guests be able to enjoy the indoors and outdoors?Are there any safety measure needed if your guests will be outdoors?
    • Plan your menu with various choices. When you entertain families in a child-friendly environment, menu items should be diverse and include vegetarian options, child-friendly sweet treats, healthy options, and traditional comfort foods.
    • Create your budget. Consider your guest list, decorations, and menu. Determine an approximate cost. If the cost is higher than your desired budget, revise your plans to fit your budget.
    • Consider your guest. To better accommodate your guests, consider what they may need during your event. Parents of newborns may need a quiet place for their baby to rest. Toddlers will need a safe area to move around, without hurting themselves. Teenagers may be louder and need room to play, enjoy video games, or watch a movie. Adults will need space for conversation and fun games.
    • Relax and have fun. Parents usually plan holiday celebrations and do most of the work. When it’s time for the fun, try to relax and enjoy. Arrange the food so people can help themselves. Accept the offers for help, and use serving utensils that provide easy cleaning.

    Holiday celebrations bring plenty of fun for children and parents. It’s important to balance the work with the fun so parents and children can enjoy the celebration. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock, we understand the importance of balancing activities. That’s why infants, toddlers, and preschool children at Kids ‘R’ Kids Castle Rock enjoy learning through many different sources. They learn through our excellent curriculum and activities indoors and outdoors, through technology, and in small groups. We have many diverse ways to help children learn that goes beyond a daycare or childcare experience. We hope you will contact us to learn more about our curriculum and the fun holiday celebrations that we enjoy at our center.

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  • How the Kids 'R' Kids STEAM AHEAD™ Curriculum Benefits Your Child

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock understands the educational needs of infants, toddlers, and preschool children. That’s why we have designed our programs for children to learn through engaging interaction with teachers and peers with fun and creative activities indoors, and outdoors.At... Read More

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    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock understands the educational needs of infants, toddlers, and preschool children. That’s why we have designed our programs for children to learn through engaging interaction with teachers and peers with fun and creative activities indoors, and outdoors.

    At Kid’s ‘R’ Kids of Castle Rock, we understand a loving parent’s desire to provide the absolute best learning environment for an infant, toddler, or preschool child. Learning begins with an excellent curriculum delivered in a fun, engaging, and loving environment. An effective curriculum should enhance learning by encouraging children to be hands-on while learning problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students should be able to explore projects together, ask questions, investigate, build, predict, and observe as they discover new ideas and concepts. An excellent curriculum should be a roadmap for successful learning.

    That’s why we have designed our excellent Kids ‘R’ Kids curriculum to meet and exceed our parent’s expectations. Our STEAM AHEAD™ Curriculum helps children learn how to theorize, hypothesize, reason, and predict. They learn aspects of art and math, technology, engineering, and science. Children also learn to build a stronger educational foundation within the classroom through hands-on projects, and play. Children become more imaginative, resourceful and inventive with an experience far above a normal childcare or daycare.

    Please visit our STEAM AHEAD Curriculum website page, and learn more about this dynamic curriculum and the many benefits if offers your child. At Kids ‘R’ Kids of Castle Rock, we are committed to helping your child discover the “AH-HA” learning moments to build a strong educational foundation.

    We hope you will contact us for more information and a tour of our state-of-the-art Learning Academy. Come and see the many steps we have taken to be the First Step to Higher Education™ for your child.

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  • Understanding Why Your Child's Preschool Curriculum Matters

    It’s very common to hear the word “curriculum” used in a daycare, childcare, and preschool environment. The word “curriculum” describes a particular course of study in an educational institution, but the effectiveness of the course of study can vary considerably.Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock understands why curriculum matters for young learners. Infants... Read More

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    It’s very common to hear the word “curriculum” used in a daycare, childcare, and preschool environment. The word “curriculum” describes a particular course of study in an educational institution, but the effectiveness of the course of study can vary considerably.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock understands why curriculum matters for young learners. Infants, toddlers, and preschool children are developing physically, mentally, and emotionally. An excellent curriculum grows with your child through every stage of development. We understand each child’s different learning style and the need for a robust program to stimulate learning. At Kids ‘R’ Kids, children learn outdoors and indoors in our state-of-the-art facility. We use technology to broaden the learning experience and encourage interaction between children and teachers. Children learn through the classroom experience, reading, and interacting with other children and the environment.

    Kids ‘R’ Kids brings many years of expertise, knowledge and experience with our standards-based curriculum STEAM AHEAD, brain development expertise, and AdvancED Accreditation. We are excited to provide a curriculum that goes far beyond what you might find at a normal daycare center!

    Our curriculum grows with your child in preparation for a lifetime of learning. It helps your child begin the educational journey that will eventually lead into elementary school and beyond. Our curriculum helps establish a love of learning at an early age to make education and discovery exciting, engaging, and fun!

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids of Castle Rock, we have integrated technology throughout our program to help prepare your child for future learning in our technology-driven culture. We know an excellent curriculum should shape your child’s educational future. That’s why Kids ‘R’ Kids has taken so much time and effort to position ourselves as the First Step To Higher Education TM for your child.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock, we are excited to help current and prospective parents understand the need for a dynamic curriculum for their child. All of our excellent educational programs also come packed with love, laughs, and nurturing.

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  • Helping Your Child Appreciate Cultural Differences

    Loving parents are eager to teach their children everything they know and have learned through their life’s experience. As an infant, your baby’s interactions are primarily limited to parents, family, and your close friends. As growth begins, your children will learn your customs and habits. They will automatically learn to eat and enjoy the activities that yo... Read More

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    Loving parents are eager to teach their children everything they know and have learned through their life’s experience. As an infant, your baby’s interactions are primarily limited to parents, family, and your close friends. As growth begins, your children will learn your customs and habits. They will automatically learn to eat and enjoy the activities that you value. Your children will hear your music, experience your beliefs, and embrace many of your habits and cultural norms. Your way of living will become the foundation for how they view life, learn, and grow.

    As your child continues to grow and experience new environments such as preschool, he will meet other children who may exhibit totally different habits and activities. One of the benefits of a preschool education is the opportunity to learn about and interact with children from various cultures.

    Here are a few tips to help your child understand and appreciate cultural and behavioral differences.

    • Introduce your children to different food and music. One of the best ways to appreciate a culture is to experience the fun cuisine, celebrations, etc.
    • If you adhere to certain religious beliefs, let your child know that other children also have religious beliefs that may be different from your family.
    • Cultural and behavioral differences can also be a result of a child who is challenged in an area. Encourage your child to be kind and friendly to all children, especially to a child who has special challenges.
    • Remind your child to never make jokes or hurt a child’s feelings because of a difference in appearance, beliefs, clothes, or social status.
    • Try to demonstrate diversity in your home to help your child appreciate loving friends from different cultures.

    Children have a special language of love and acceptance. They can easily adapt to a person who is different when they are in a loving and nurturing environment. Infants, toddlers, or preschool children have a universal understanding of hugs, laughter, and fun! That’s just one reason why Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock is committed to creating a safe and welcoming atmosphere with a curriculum designed for different learning styles. Our learning happens indoors and outdoors and every culture and nationality is welcome!

    We hope you will stop by and visit our Learning Academy, meet our teachers and staff, and see how we are so much more than a daycare or childcare center!

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  • 5 Vacation Tips for Families Traveling with Infants and Toddlers

    School aged children are enjoying the fun of summer while many parents are planning a vacation for the entire family to enjoy. A well-planned vacation can create lasting memories that bring beautiful smiles and laughs for many years. Even families traveling with infants, toddlers, or preschool children can enjoy a fun and exciting family vacation by following some simple trav... Read More

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    School aged children are enjoying the fun of summer while many parents are planning a vacation for the entire family to enjoy. A well-planned vacation can create lasting memories that bring beautiful smiles and laughs for many years. Even families traveling with infants, toddlers, or preschool children can enjoy a fun and exciting family vacation by following some simple travel recommendations.

    Here are 5 vacation tips for families traveling with infants, toddlers, or preschool children:

    1. Plan thoughtfully. When choosing your destination, consider the needs of everyone in the family. Does your destination offer attractions for children or family style entertainment (the beach is a great destination for easy family fun)? Will you have enough room for your infant car seat or stroller? Will you have enough room for your toddler to safely move around? Can you find some quiet time for yourself? Is it a safe and comfortable environment for children?

    2. Pack carefully. Consider the needs for each child for the duration of the trip. For example:

    • A personal back pack for your children to keep their toys and games. 
    • Healthy finger-food snacks
    • Plenty of sunscreen and any medications that might be needed
    • Fun travel games and electronic entertainment
    • Personal items like hand wipes, sanitizer, and paper towels
    • Plenty of bottled water

    3. Decide to have fun. Have a family talk before you leave. Let your children know the sacrifices that were made to enjoy the vacation. Tell them how dedicated you are to enjoying quality time together. Make a commitment to have fun and enjoy each other’s company. That means sibling arguments and small disappointments, like poor service, or a cancelled event, will not interfere with the family fun.

    4. Be prepared for the unexpected. Traveling as a family increases the likelihood that something unexpected will happen. If so, seek to find humor in the unexpected situation and find fun ways to adjust your plans to something even better. Find new solutions quickly, let the disappointment pass, and move forward to enjoy your valuable time together.

    5. Be Flexible. In an effort to satisfy the family, flexibility is a great benefit. Encourage your family to try new foods, participate in new activities, and seek to enjoy the time together in many different ways.

    As educators, the staff at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock understands the need to be flexible with infants, toddlers, and preschool children. That’s why our excellent standards-based curriculum is designed to grow with your child unlike an average daycare of childcare facility. Children at Kids ‘R’ Kids of Castle Rock learn indoors, outdoors, through instruction, play, electronics, and more. To find out more about the learning process for our infants, toddlers, pre-k, and preschool programs call us at (303) 615-3240. We would love to give you a tour and answer any question you might have. Call us today!

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  • 4 Ways Preschool Helps Your Child’s Communication Skills

    Did you know your baby begins to recognize your voice before he is born? An infant may not know what your words mean, but kind and loving words with a gentle smile communicates love and affection, even to an infant. A few months later, the communication continues as your infant begins to re... Read More

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    Did you know your baby begins to recognize your voice before he is born? An infant may not know what your words mean, but kind and loving words with a gentle smile communicates love and affection, even to an infant. A few months later, the communication continues as your infant begins to respond when called by name. Toddlers soon begin to understand words like, “Stop” and “No” and around 3 years of age, your child has a vocabulary of several hundred words. With so much growth, learning, and brain development, attending a certified preschool is the perfect place for your child to be nurtured and to flourish!

    Communication skills are extremely important as a preschooler grows and prepares for elementary school and beyond. Take a look at these 5 ways Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock helps your child’s communication skills:

    1. Through our interactive classroom experience - Kid’s ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock has plenty of room for your toddler to run and play, but there is also time to sit and listen to instruction. Each child learns and communicates in a loving and nurturing environment through our fun and interesting teaching styles.
    2. Through different types of technology – We use several types of technology to give preschoolers a diverse learning experience. Every child gets “hands on” opportunities to interact using our technology and with instructors and peers.
    3. Through fun relationships with other children – Our Learning Academy is equipped with multiple classrooms, a cafeteria with a commercial sized kitchen, large playgrounds with shade, and a portico for rainy days. In each area children are able to learn play and communicate with each other.
    4. Through our daily infant, toddler, and preschool programs and activities. In our classrooms, infants, toddlers, and preschool children learn to communicate as they listen and respond to instructions for projects, art, daily meals, and playtime.

    Unlike a normal daycare or childcare, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock offers AdvancED Accredited Programs with dedicated teachers, plenty of room to learn and play, and Watch Me Grow Technology, for parents to watch their child flourish through our secure online viewing. We hope you will stop by, take a tour and learn more about the many benefits our preschool environment can offer you and your child.

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