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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | April 9, 2014

In efforts to boost family heath and fitness, The National Association of Young Children (NAEYC) is sponsoring the annual Week of The Young Child from April 6-12 with events around the world. Last year alone, supporters like you added more than 250 global events to focus public attention on the needs for early childhood programs. […]

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | March 27, 2014

Do you spend your days worrying that your children aren’t getting the nutrition they need? I certainly do. So I did some research, and found some surprising facts. Here are 7 common food myths you can banish from your worry list: Myth #1 Disguise veggies in sweet treats. It may give you temporary satisfaction to […]

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | March 6, 2014 | Nutrition

Japanese children love fish, veggies, and tofu. Indian children adore spicy lentils, okra, and pickled mango. Brazilian kiddos dive into stewed rice and beans with meat and veggies. So why do so many American children insist on a “white diet” of pasta, fries, and chicken nuggets? They learn their habits from us. Even before birth, […]

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | February 19, 2014 | Nutrition

Eat your breakfast!   We’ve heard it over and over – breakfast is important. Brains need fuel to work properly. If your little one is like mine, though, breakfast is the last thing on her mind in the morning. She might ask for juice, but she’d rather wait until snack time at school to eat. […]

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by Learning Care Group | February 13, 2014 | Press Releases

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Childtime! Print out these free special Valentine’s Day Cards so your kiddos can spread the love to everyone in their class!

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | January 17, 2014 | Child Development | Learning Activities

Asking your young child to “share” is likely to trigger tears and tantrums – here’s why. But don’t give up – there are lots of ways to boost your child’s graciousness, patience, and empathy, which all add up to honest-to-goodness sharing over time. Here’s how: Take Timed Turns Don’t tell your child to “wait just a minute” when […]

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | December 23, 2013 | Child Development | Early Education & Literacy | Ideas | Learning Activities

Little friends Noah and Evan were having a playdate, but it wasn’t going well. They both NEEDED Noah’s nice, new dump truck. Noah’s Dad heard screams of “Mine! Mine!” and went to smooth things out. “Come on guys, you need to share the truck. Let’s see you sharing nicely.” “It’s mine!” “I wanna use it!” […]

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | December 20, 2013 | Ideas | Learning Activities

We’ve bumped up the mealtime chatter in your home. We’ve ensured your little one can help safely in the kitchen – and learn a bunch in the process, too. Now, it’s time to cook! Here are two fool-proof recipes that young children love to make – and eat. From my family to yours – enjoy! No-Bake Peanut Butter […]

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | November 26, 2013 | Child Development | Learning Activities | Nutrition

My little one likes to have “combersations” at mealtimes. But she really has no choice – we’re a family of talkers. Her older sister and brothers yak over their school time triumphs and tragedies, and Dad and I elbow our way in to ask questions, offer occasional advice, and ensure everyone gets a turn. But […]

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by Learning Care Group | November 26, 2013 | Press Releases

NOVI, Mich., Nov. 26, 2013 – Bring on the holiday adventures, road trips and family visits!  While it’s a joyous time of year, the hustle and bustle of the season can create anxiety for children.  Take the stress out of the journey by following a few simple guidelines from Childtime: 1.     Talk it Up.  A […]

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