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  • 4 Ways to Raise a Thankful Child

    Raising a thankful child is an essential lifelong process that can begin as young as 18 months old. According to Sanford Health, “By age two, your child will begin saying “thank you” to others. Your child will not be able to express appreciation but is aware adults will do things to make him or her […]


  • 6 Ways Your Child Can Be A Community Helper

      Help your child discover the joy of helping and giving to others with these six ways your child can become a community helper. We’re learning all about our communities, the people who live in them, and the jobs they do in our online preschool classes this month. Now it’s your child’s turn to become […]


  • Children’s Books About Kindness and Community Helpers

    These great children’s books about kindness and community helpers will help you talk to your child about the community helpers in their lives and the ways they can be kind to those around them. We’re exploring ourselves and our community this month in our online preschool classes and these books are great to read at […]


  • Age Appropriate Chores For Children

    Chores are a great way to start teaching your child about responsibility and how to be a productive member of your family, but knowing what are age-appropriate chores for children is a bit harder. We’ve put together a list to get you started with some chores that are perfect for every age group and discuss […]


  • 6 Ways To Help Your Preschooler Use Words When They’re Feeling Big Emotions

    The emotions and feelings preschoolers have are big and real and, sometimes, scary for them to process. Preschoolers often act out physically because they either lack the ability to speak clearly or effectively or they don’t yet have the vocabulary to express how they feel. Helping children to process and explain their emotions is where […]