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By Nicole Spain, Registered Dietitian Winter is a great time to spend baking in the kitchen. Kids of all ages will love to learn to bake by giving you a helping hand. We’ve broken it down into easy tasks perfect for kiddos from toddler to pre-teen, so grab your little ones and teach them more […]
With winter comes runny noses, coughs, and even nasty stomach bugs. To help avoid those situations, Dr. David Schindler, board-certified family physician, offers some tips to help prevent common childhood illnesses and stop them spreading through your child’s classroom or school. Keep sick kids home. “I know that sounds really basic,” says Schindler, “[but] kids […]
This month, let’s take a closer look at the Physical Development Domain, focusing on fine and gross motor skill development. Physical development occurs most rapidly during the first two years of a child’s life. This period of a child’s life also sees the greatest brain development. In fact, during the first two years, the weight […]
Celebrate Red Planet Day by checking out these five stellar facts about Mars!
By Nicole Spain, Registered Dietitian The majority of Americans will not only stuff their turkey this November, but will also overstuff themselves at Thanksgiving dinner! Here are a few tips to lighten your holiday meal, plus a Grow Fit recipe that will really shine on your holiday dinner table: Mashed Potatoes: It’s no secret that […]
As the days get shorter and the trees change colors in many parts of the country, our seasonal produce starts to reflect deeper colors of burgundy, green and gold. Bring that beauty inside to your kitchen table by incorporating all these colors of fall. Not only will your table look beautiful at dinnertime, but your […]
This month, let’s take a closer look at the Social-Emotional Domain, focusing on social development. Social development is the process through which children learn to build relationships. It involves learning the values, knowledge, and skills necessary to understand how to get along with others. Everyday experiences at home support children’s developing social skills. Families give children […]
Rules and Regulations: To be considered eligible to participate in this giveaway, fans must adhere to Facebook’s guidelines for Timeline Promotions. This means that entrants are only qualified when they submit a comment on the specific Facebook post on one of the seven Learning Care Group’s brand page timelines (Tutor Time, La Petite Academy, Montessori […]
By Nicole Spain, Registered Dietitian When you think of Halloween, the next word that comes to mind usually isn’t “healthy,” but it wasn’t always that way. Historically, Halloween involved bonfires and costumes to ward off evil spirits in Ireland. When first celebrated in the United States, it involved stories, song and dances about the harvest […]
Today is National Fossil Day! Did you know these five fun facts about them?
By Nicole Spain, Registered Dietitian Last week, I discussed how we create our menus at our schools and today, I’m going to show you how to develop well-balanced and delicious meals at home! Here are some simple tips to help you get started: Checkout the MyPlate menu planner to help you along the way! Many […]
This month, let’s take a closer look at the Social-Emotional Domain, focusing specifically on the emotional development. Emotional development begins with learning to identify and express our own feelings. When we can acknowledge and accept our feelings, we can learn to manage them and to recognize what other people may be feeling. This is the […]