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Road Trip Boredom Busters

Summer is a time to travel and road trips are some of the best ways to see this beautiful country we live in! Here is a list of some road trip activities you can throw in a bag or have on hand to help keep your children occupied on that beautiful drive!

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Water Fun With S.T.E.M.

Water is one of the six units of study covered in the S.T.E.M. curriculum offered at AppleTree and Gilden Woods. With the warm summer days it’s also a great way to stay cool and have fun!

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Teaching Children Respect

Respect for one another is an important value in our everyday lives. However, it is a challenge to find ways to teach this value to children. Let's dive a littler deeper and see how we can teach our children just that.

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Teaching Children Forgiveness

Forgiveness is not always easy, but it is an important aspect of life. Here are a few ways that you can model and promote forgiveness in your life and in turn help your children learn what it means to forgive and be forgiven.

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10 Possible Signs of Stress in Children

Stress is a normal part of everyday life; however, excessive stress can become a problem. Children do not yet have the skills to understand how to manage their stress; therefore, adults need to identify causes and symptoms to be effective when helping their child manage stress. Here are 10 possible signs of stress in young children.

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December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month

With the holiday season approaching, your thoughts may be turning to shopping for toys and gifts. You’ll want to get the children in your life their favorite toys, and there are thousands of toys to choose from in stores and online. Before you make those purchases, remember to consider the safety and age-range of the toys.

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Manners Matter

Manners are the cornerstone of many positive character traits. Encouraging the use of please and thank you can be done in a variety of creative ways. Repetition is of course important, but bringing manners to life is also important when you are trying to teach your children exactly what manners are and how they will benefit their every day life.

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How to Deal With a Biter

If your child goes through a biting phase, rest assured that you are not alone. It is a natural reaction in young children and can be a result of many different stressors or reasons. Below are some tips to get you through this trying phase.

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30 Date Night Ideas

It is important for our physical & mental health and well-being to find ways to implement self-care. A large part of that can be in finding time for not just ourselves, but for our significant others as well. So, call the sitter and pick one of these fun date night ideas for a relaxing night to reconnect!

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7 Books to Help Children Learn Acceptance

Acceptance is a sense of belonging and appreciation. Being accepted is also accepting others for who they are. We are all different, and it is important to start instilling that ideal at a young age. Below are a few books that can help you open that conversation with your children.

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4 Books to Help Teach Children Forgiveness

Every month at AppleTree & Gilden Woods, we bring focus to important positive character traits through our C.O.R.E. Character Education Program. For the month of April, the C.O.R.E. character trait is forgiveness. Teaching forgiveness is integral to children developing empathy toward others and the overall development of emotional intelligence.

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Spring on the Mind

Spring is just around the corner and we are excited and ready at AppleTree & Gilden Woods. As part of our C.O.R.E. curriculum, children in our toddler and preschool classes will learn all about bugs, bees, and butterflies.

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What to Look for in a Preschool Program

Selecting a preschool program for your child is an exciting milestone however, it may feel overwhelming. As a parent, you want to find the right program for your child. To help relieve some of the pressure of selecting a preschool program here are some key components to look for...

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Embracing Mom Guilt

“Mom guilt” comes in all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s because you’re working outside the home, working from home, or are a stay at home mom who needs some extra “me time,” it’s time to let go of the guilt.

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