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Why Kids Should Play Outdoors in Winter

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Bundle Up and Get Outside: Why Kids Should Play Outdoors in Winter As winter and cold weather approaches, children’s play is often limited to the indoors. Adult fears about safety and negative attitudes toward exposure to cold weather are the … Continue reading

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Great Local Gifts

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I don’t know about you, but this time of year I often realize that I need a couple of last minute gifts for the kiddos in my life. Below I’ve compiled a list of fantastic businesses where you can purchase … Continue reading

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The Dirt on Dirt!

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“Don’t track mud in the house!” “Wash your hands before dinner!” “You can’t play with that, you don’t know where it’s been!” Parents wear those phrases out like old blue jeans put through the spin cycle too many times. Many … Continue reading

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Why Kids Whine

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Research on whining confirms that it really is the most annoying sound to the human ear – more so than the sound of a screeching table saw or a Vuvuzela football/soccer horn resembling the sound of an elephant. (1) You … Continue reading

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How to Spot the Signs of Hearing Loss Early

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Why does the TV volume need to be so loud? Why don’t you follow the direction the first time I said it? Why is my child’s vocabulary not developing as fast as their siblings did? These are all valid questions … Continue reading

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How to Read With a Squiggly Baby (or Toddler!)

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Parents know they should read with their child every day. But reading together requires that your baby or toddler will actually sit still long enough for a book! If you’ve got a squiggler in your house, see if these tips … Continue reading

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EC3 Teachers and Staff Favorite Book Picks!

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EC3 teachers and staff love to read! In celebration of March is Reading Month, we compiled a list of some of our favorite children’s AND adults books. Please feel free to share some of your favorites in the comments! Great … Continue reading

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Fire Safety at Home

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EC3 staff members are trained on emergency procedures when they are hired, and several update trainings are conducted for all staff each year. Last week classrooms took a “field trip” to our on-site evacuation area when we conducted a fire … Continue reading

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The Gift of Experience

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Updated 12/2016 Our Henry is not hurting for toys. In fact, I am regularly trying to finds ways of minimizing his collection. While we love the Magna Tiles, Lincoln Logs, Legos, endless art supplies and dress up clothes, they all … Continue reading

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Halloween Tips & Tricks

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Halloween can be scary for small children especially with costumes of monsters, witches & devils roaming the streets at night. Here are a few imaginative ways to enjoy Halloween without the usual door-to-door trick-or-treating.  You will also find tips and tricks for keeping … Continue reading

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