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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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The Teal Pumpkin

The Teal Pumpkin Project is an initiative that was started by FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) to raise awareness of food allergies and promote inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.

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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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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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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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Teaching Children Honesty

Teaching children the value of honesty can be a challenge. It is one of the most important character traits, but it often doesn’t come without parental modeling and practice. Here are a few techniques for practicing patience with your children.

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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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July is National UV Safety Month

AppleTree & Gilden Woods is proud to participate in UV Safety Month and help raise awareness of the risks of sun damage. During the month of July, join us in taking action to prevent skin cancer and reduce the risk of UV damage.

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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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4 UV Safety Tips for Small Children

Summer is all about having fun outdoors. The warm sunshine seems to bring everyone outside, ready to explore and enjoy new adventures. However, along with all of those fun trips and activities comes the risk for too much sun exposure. Harmful UV rays can burn a child's skin, resulting in the painful sunburns that we all know too well. They can also raise a child's risk of developing skin cancer later in life.

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Our newest state-of-the-art school will be opening on December 17th in Commerce Twp! 

Join us on December 13th from 5pm to 7pm for our Grand Opening Open House! Come tour our newest school, meet our Program Director and teachers. There will also be local kid friendly vendors, giveaways and refreshments. A free family fun event! We can't wait to join the Commerce Twp community!