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15 Ways to Ask About Your Child’s Day

If you have a child who is preschool age or older you are familiar with the afternoon conversation that goes something like this… Parent: “How was your day?” Child: “Good.” Parent: “What did you do today?” Child: “Nothing.” Nothing?! That’s … Continue reading

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How to Encourage Your Child’s Creativity

Have you ever watched a child create a drawing or painting and wonder what their little minds were imagining?  Maybe you thought they were drawing a house but once it’s finished they tell you its a castle or maybe even something … Continue reading

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Read Across America Day!

Schools across America observe Read Across America Day to celebrate literacy for young children.  The day is always on March 2nd which fittingly, coincides with author Dr. Suess’ birthday.  We celebrate by reading Dr. Seuss books together in all our … Continue reading

Posted in All Ages

5 Valentine’s Activities and Crafts

Valentine’s Day always brings the perfect excuse to be a little extra crafty and we’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite ideas! Valentine’s Bean Bag Toss Who knew old coffee canisters could create so much fun?  … Continue reading

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Why Family Dinners Matter

It’s a new year and for many of us that means resolutions and new goals.  At The Learning Station we are all about goal setting-especially when those goals benefit children.  One of the simplest things a family can do to … Continue reading

Posted in All Ages

10 Kid Approved Family Dinners!

Here are our favorite kid approved family dinners!! Enjoy! 1. Honey Garlic Meatballs 2. Pretzel Dogs 3. Easy Meatball Sliders 4. Goulash 5. Walking Tacos 6. Ranch Turkey Roll Ups 7. Salisbury Steak 8. Cheeseburger Tots 9. Ranch Pasta Salad 10. Deep Dish Mini Pizzas

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Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Activities

We’ve rounded up a list of our favorite kid friendly New Year’s Eve activities!  These look like so much fun!   Countdown to Midnight   Mocktails for Kids Midnight Kisses Printables Simple Balloon Drop We hope you give some of … Continue reading

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How to Make the Most of Christmas Break!

It’s almost here!  Christmas! Children everywhere are bouncing off the walls with anticipation (literally and figuratively).  School is almost out for 2 whole weeks and presents and sweets and down time, oh my! If you have a school age child … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas Bucket List

The official 12 Days before Christmas has arrived!  We’ve put together a super cute Bucket List for you to do with your family.  If you’d like you can even print it out here.  Below the image are a few helpful … Continue reading

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Our Top Ten Favorite Children’s Books

Reading to your children is, hands down, one of the most beneficial things you can do for them to build language and social skills.  Stories come to life on the page and make words engaging for children, which in turn … Continue reading

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Time Saving Tips for Parents

We’ve all been there, rushing from one thing to the next, inevitably turning up late because something happens last minute that we didn’t plan for.  It might be the early morning rush out the door to work and school or … Continue reading

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Lend a Helping Hand for the Holidays

For most of us, Christmas conjures anticipation and joy for the celebration to come but that isn’t true for everyone.  While some may spend the season in a frenzy of shopping, baking, and gift wrapping others are wondering where their next … Continue reading

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Talking to Baby

Talking to children and answering any questions they may throw at you is one of the fundamental ways in which they learn. Talking, however, isn’t just important once youngsters have already mastered basic language skills, but well before they have … Continue reading

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Eating Out With Kids

A lot of people – particularly busy parents – enjoy dining out at a restaurant, but many parents can be decidedly nervous about going out to eat with their children because of how the children might behave during the meal. … Continue reading

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The world of make-believe: Kids and imaginary friends

Imaginary playmates are common with young children—studies suggest that 65 percent of children age 7 and younger have had them. Parents sometimes wonder whether they’re a symptom of psychological problems, though. Shouldn’t a well-adjusted child be interacting with real people … Continue reading

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Child Discipline – What You Need To Know

Some people believe that child discipline is what happens when parents get angry at their child’s behavior. The truth is that discipline is not about punishment or anger; it is about teaching your child and helping him or her to … Continue reading

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Turn off the TV—Turn on the Music For Your Kids!

Listening to music may make your children smart, according to many child development experts. Dubbed “the Mozart Effect,” thanks to a 1993 study in which college students’ scores on spatial and temporal reasoning problems improved after listening to the music … Continue reading

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The Importance of Teaching Your Children Good Manners

It’s no secret that raising children today is a tough job. With all of the influences they have in their lives, keeping them on the right path is never easy. One area that will never be “out of style” when … Continue reading

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Keeping Kids Cool In The Dog Days Of Summer

Summer is the time of year for running around, playing outdoors, and staying active in the beautiful weather. However, all this running and physical activity in the heat of the day can put children, and adults, at risk for heat … Continue reading

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Baby Safety Tips For The Home

Bringing home a new baby is an exciting and magical event for any family. Preparing your home in advance for the big day helps parents to proactively provide built in safety for the new addition to the family. There are … Continue reading

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Parents are their child’s best teacher!

Parents Can Be Good Teachers to Their Children From a very young age, children are exposed to different people on a regular basis – any of whom can form their thoughts and beliefs. None of the people they are exposed … Continue reading

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Parents are their child’s best teacher!

Parents Can Be Good Teachers to Their Children  From a very young age, children are exposed to different people on a regular basis – any of whom can form their thoughts and beliefs. None of the people they are exposed … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Baby Safety Tips For The Home

Bringing home a new baby is an exciting and magical event for any family. Preparing your home in advance for the big day helps parents to proactively provide built in safety for the new addition to the family. There are … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Keeping Kids Cool In The Dog Days Of Summer

Summer is the time of year for running around, playing outdoors, and staying active in the beautiful weather. However, all this running and physical activity in the heat of the day can put children, and adults, at risk for heat … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

The Importance of Teaching Your Children Good Manners

It’s no secret that raising children today is a tough job. With all of the influences they have in their lives, keeping them on the right path is never easy. One area that will never be “out of style” when … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Turn off the TV—Turn on the Music For Your Kids!

Listening to music may make your children smart, according to many child development experts. Dubbed “the Mozart Effect,” thanks to a 1993 study in which college students’ scores on spatial and temporal reasoning problems improved after listening to the music … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Child Discipline – What You Need To Know

Some people believe that child discipline is what happens when parents get angry at their child’s behavior.   The truth is that discipline is not about punishment or anger; it is about teaching your child and helping him or her … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

The world of make-believe: Kids and imaginary friends

Imaginary playmates are common with young children—studies suggest that 65 percent of children age 7 and younger have had them. Parents sometimes wonder whether they’re a symptom of psychological problems, though. Shouldn’t a well-adjusted child be interacting with real people … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Eating Out With Kids

How to Eat Out With Kids A lot of people – particularly busy parents – enjoy dining out at a restaurant, but many parents can be decidedly nervous about going out to eat with their children because of how the … Continue reading

Posted in All Ages

Talking to Baby

Talking to Baby Talking to children and answering any questions they may throw at you is one of the fundamental ways in which they learn.  Talking, however, isn’t just important once youngsters have already mastered basic language skills, but well … Continue reading

15 Ways to Ask About Your Child’s Day

If you have a child who is preschool age or older you are familiar with the afternoon conversation that goes something like this… Parent: “How was your day?” Child: “Good.” Parent: “What did you do today?” Child: “Nothing.” Nothing?! That’s … Continue reading

Posted in All Ages

How to Encourage Your Child’s Creativity

Have you ever watched a child create a drawing or painting and wonder what their little minds were imagining?  Maybe you thought they were drawing a house but once it’s finished they tell you its a castle or maybe even something … Continue reading

Posted in All Ages

Read Across America Day!

Schools across America observe Read Across America Day to celebrate literacy for young children.  The day is always on March 2nd which fittingly, coincides with author Dr. Suess’ birthday.  We celebrate by reading Dr. Seuss books together in all our … Continue reading

Posted in All Ages

5 Valentine’s Activities and Crafts

Valentine’s Day always brings the perfect excuse to be a little extra crafty and we’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite ideas! Valentine’s Bean Bag Toss Who knew old coffee canisters could create so much fun?  … Continue reading

Posted in All Ages, Holidays

Why Family Dinners Matter

It’s a new year and for many of us that means resolutions and new goals.  At The Learning Station we are all about goal setting-especially when those goals benefit children.  One of the simplest things a family can do to … Continue reading

Posted in All Ages

10 Kid Approved Family Dinners!

Here are our favorite kid approved family dinners!! Enjoy! 1. Honey Garlic Meatballs 2. Pretzel Dogs 3. Easy Meatball Sliders 4. Goulash 5. Walking Tacos 6. Ranch Turkey Roll Ups 7. Salisbury Steak 8. Cheeseburger Tots 9. Ranch Pasta Salad 10. Deep Dish Mini Pizzas

Posted in All Ages