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...

02 Dec2015February 6, 2017
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Playing Games While You Wait with Young Children

Playing Games While You Wait with Young Children

Waiting can be hard for children and adults. What can you and your child do to have fun and learn while waiting for your food to arrive in a restaurant, story for the bus to come, or in a long line at the store? Try playing one of these word games. It can make the time...

03 Apr2015February 6, 2017
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Expert to Visit FKS

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Expert to Visit FKS

Do you have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Do you know someone that has a child with ASD?  Well, let’sfast forward 15 years!  Who will they be?  What will they do?  How will they get there?  Sally Burton Hoyle is an Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University. Sally coordinates Autism Area programs and is the Director of the...

25 Feb2015March 6, 2018
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Age-Appropriate Chores for Children

Age-Appropriate Chores for Children

Most parents underestimate what their kids are able to do. Keep in mind that a child who has mastered a complicated computer game can easily run the dishwasher.  In general,  preschoolers can handle one or two simple one-step or two-step jobs. Older children can manage more. And, as your children grow up and get busy,...

30 Jan2015February 6, 2017
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Children and the Courtesy Continuum

Children and the Courtesy Continuum

Children and the Courtesy Continuum Please. No, sickness 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....

30 Jan2015February 6, 2017
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Cooking with Pre-Schoolers

Cooking with Pre-Schoolers

Cooking with Pre-Schoolers Cooking can help young children learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills. And the experience of creating meals with you can help build their self-confidence and lay the foundation for healthy eating habits. It may take a little flexibility and some simple prep work, but with the right...