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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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Benefits of Baking and Cooking With Your Kids

There are so many things that can help your child learn. From simply observing you to enjoying daily tasks, your child can learn new skills, develop skills they already have, and continue to grow. One activity that can help them learn and develop new skills is baking and cooking. While these are tasks you may often not let them help with (we know that sometimes you just want to make dinner quickly with no interruptions after

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Egg Carton Crafts To Do With Your Kids

Every parent knows that egg cartons can be used for crafting, but you may not have known just how many crafts your kiddos can create with a simple egg carton. If you are looking for more and unique ways to use your leftover egg cartons, we will give you some fun ideas! At Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center, we know how beneficial and fun crafts can be for kids! Plus, crafts can keep your

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What Makes Us a Preschool

When your child reaches their toddler years, many parents choose to sign them up for preschool or child care. This way, they can begin to develop social skills, start to learn, and parents can go to work without worrying about their children. But one big issue that some parents run into is whether they should enroll their child in preschool or daycare. Is there even a difference? Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center in Plymouth,

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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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Summer Crafts To Do With Kids

While summer is a great time to have your children play outside for hours a day, there are some moments when you find them stuck inside with nothing to do. Whether the weather is forcing your children inside or they are tired after running around all morning, there are some great indoor activities that your children can enjoy! Crafts are one of them. Crafting is a great activity for you and your children to do together.

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How to Help Your Toddler Learn and Develop

From your child’s first birthday to the time they turn four years old, there is a lot they will learn. They will be developing new skills, continue to improve upon the ones they already have, and taking in the world around them. Young children learn by observing the world around them and testing their skills. But parents can also help with their toddler’s development. At Yellow Brick Road Early Childhood Development Center, we work hard to

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