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Kids Crafts For Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is a holiday that focuses on family and giving thanks for the things we have in our lives. There are many different ways to celebrate and this holiday is filled with unique family traditions. With the strange and stressful year many parents have had, it is more important now than ever to give thanks for the things we do have, and we can teach our children to do that same. While our kiddos were hopefully

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Fun Ways to Spend Time Outside With Your Kids

It can be easy to spend hours in front of the TV and allow your children to do the same. While you may love the moments when your children are distracted by a screen and you finally have a chance to check items off your todo list or take a moment alone, this should not be a regular occurrence. Getting outside and exploring nature is extremely beneficial for your children. In our last blog, we talked

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Fall Crafts For Kids Using Natural Elements

Fall is a great time for a variety of fun activities, from visiting the pumpkin patch to going out for walks in nature to see the leaves change. One of the fun activities that your kiddos will enjoy as well is fall-themed crafts that incorporate natural elements! As you may know already, we love crafts! Our team at Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center loves sharing our favorite crafts with you and your kiddos. We

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How Spending Time in Nature Can Benefit Kids

When you think about your childhood, how many of your memories involve spending time outside in nature? Do your children spend the same amount of time in the great outdoors as you did? With technology being such a big part of our lives, many children are spending less and less time outside and more time in front of screens. While it’s fine to have lazy days from time to time and allow your children to spend

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Teaching Your Child to Have a Positive Mindset

Positive is one of the most beautiful things a person can be. Positivity gives you a better outlook on life, allows you to see the light in dark times, and can be contagious. Teaching your child to have a positive mindset can help them become a more positive adult. This can help them in a variety of situations and allow them to feel happier overall in life. At Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center, we

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Benefits of Crafts For Kids

Crafting is a fun and interactive activity for children of all ages. This is one activity that your kiddos can do to create just about anything. Whether they want to make craft instruments or use leftover egg cartons to create something unique, there is a never-ending variety of crafting options that all kids will love. At Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center, we love crafts. We have numerous blogs that give you step-by-step directions for

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Educational Crafts For Kids

Crafts are a fun project to do with kids that help keep them entertained and allows you guys to bond. The best part about crafts is that there are so many fun and unique ones to try, meaning you never have to do the same craft with your child more than once! The second best thing about crafts is that they can also be educational! At Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center, we know how

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Managing Tough Behaviors in Toddlers

As a parent of toddlers, you know that it can be difficult to figure out how to manage their behavior sometimes, especially when your toddler is showing aggression. Toddler aggression is very common and can be displayed through hitting, biting, headbutting, pushing, and many other acts like this. At Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center, we know that toddler aggression can be hard to deal with and whether you are a new parent or have

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Teaching Kids to Play Independently

Teaching your children to play independently is a great skill to teach them, both now while you try to work at home and in general. When your children are able to play independently, they will be able to keep themselves entertained without you needing to facilitate their play or help them find something to do. At Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center, we know that independent play is important and we encourage it in the

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How to Help Your Child Feel More Confident

As you start working with your child to learn and develop new skills, one thing you may not think about teaching them is how to be confident. Confidence is an important trait for both children and adults to have. Business Insider mentions that when kids lack confidence, they may be less likely to try new things or challenge themselves because of the fear of failure. By teaching your children confidence, you can help them feel more

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