05 Apr2018April 6, 2018
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Developing Social Skills at FKS

We believe children gain confidence when they have opportunities to try new things and experience success and failure in a supportive, inclusive environment. They learn independence when they have opportunities to practice self-help skills every day. And they develop empathy when they observe caring adults interacting with others and encouraging children to consider different perspectives....

05 Apr2018April 5, 2018
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The month of the Young Child has changed to the WEEK of the Young Child!

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families. This year’s event is April 16–20, 2018!  We’re so excited for a week long celebration of our youngest learners! Start planning your celebration today with event ideas and...

03 Feb2018February 3, 2018
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Children and the Courtesy Continuum

Please. No, thank you. You’re welcome! Respect and courtesy involve much more than using any “magic” phrase. The way we say something can say much more about our intentions than the actual words. Tone of voice and inflection often reveal a speaker’s true feelings. “Please!” can become a demand. “Sorry!” can sound anything but apologetic. Insisting on polite words won’t teach children respect for...

03 Feb2018February 3, 2018
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Curious About Your Child’s Developmental Milestones?

Your baby learns to talk during his first two years of life. Long before he utters his first word, he’s learning the rules of language and how adults use it to communicate. He’ll begin by using his tongue, lips, palate, and any emerging teeth to make sounds (cries at first, then “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” in...

28 Sep2017September 28, 2017
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Ways for Kids to Have FUN!

*A jump rope tied to a tree or post makes a good gas pump for tricycle riders. *Cut refrigerator biscuits into a variety of shapes. Your children can create imaginative designs by placing three or four shapes close together on a baking sheet. Bake as directed. *How many ways can you and your child think...

03 Jan2017February 6, 2017
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Are you a good parent!

Are you a good parent!

All parents on here have times when they question what they are doing. They wonder if they are being a “good parent”. Criteria for good parent. Are you acting out of love? Are you trying to do your best? Do you question what you are doing? Do you seek out advice and try to learn...