17 Nov2015January 25, 2017
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Mom. Kids. Body Art.

Mom. Kids. Body Art.

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05 Sep2015February 6, 2017
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Preschool Notes

Preschool Notes

Welcome back to another school year! I hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer and is excited for another year filled with fun, sale laughter and learning. Each month we will explore many different themes and incorporate the alphabet, medical numbers, math, colors and shapes into our days. During this time we will focus on...

17 Aug2015February 6, 2017
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Tips for Easing Back into the School Year!

Tips for Easing Back into the School Year!

Adjust Sleep Schedules. Most school-age children function best with 8-11 hours of sleep, more for teens. Figure out what time your child needs to wake up in order to have stress-free schoolday mornings, and work backwards from there to find an appropriate bedtime. Blackout shades or curtains help during the September nights when the sun stays...

03 Apr2015February 6, 2017
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April is the Month of the Young Child®

April is the Month of the Young Child®

Each April, Michigan celebrates Month of the Young Child. This is a time when communities and individuals recognize the needs and rights of young children and their families. Since 1971, one week in April has been celebrated nationally as Week of the Young Child. In 1985, Michigan expanded the celebration to the entire month of April, with each...

03 Apr2015February 6, 2017
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What Does NAEYC Mean?

What Does NAEYC Mean?

FKS takes every opportunity to recognize the following guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  1. Promote positive relationships for all children and adults to encourage each child’s sense of individual worth.  2. Implement a curriculum that fosters all areas of child development: cognitive, emotional, language, physical, and social. 3. Use developmentally,...

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 Feb2015February 6, 2017
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Age-Appropriate Chores for Children

Age-Appropriate Chores for Children

and times, health serif;”>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...

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...

02 Jan2015February 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 includes: 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...