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Obesity in School Going Kids

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cecilia Quenzer Nov 24, 2014. 2 Replies

Obesity has become a common problem today, event among kids. A new study published in New England Journal of Medicine states that children that deemed obese in eighth grade were obese before even…Continue

Tags: obese, child, care, overweight, health

How can you make your child succeed in their studies?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Morgan Nov 26, 2013. 2 Replies

While we, as parents, understand how valuable an education is, it is an abstract concept to a child. Because of this, it becomes very difficult to induce the interest of education in them. What have…Continue

Tags: activities, curriculum, preschool, development, care

At what age the kids can start a preschool education?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lynda Way Sep 10, 2013. 2 Replies

It there any age binding for preschool admission procedure? Is it essential that a child must have had his/her second birthday in order to start preschool?Continue

Tags: preschool, activities, development, daycare, care

What are the most common parenting challenges on raising a Child?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sergey Semenyuk Nov 4, 2013. 5 Replies

Being a parent is an extremely rewarding experience and is considered to be one of the greatest accomplishments a person can achieve, but it can also be a challenging task. What was the parenting…Continue

Tags: preschool, activities, development, daycare, care

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Memorial Day Activities for Your Kids

Memorial Day is a national holiday reserved for honoring and remembering those who have served in the armed forces, especially those who have lost their lives while in the military and defending the United States.This is also an opportunity to teach your kids about Memorial Day through patriotic themed activities. Here are four you can try on Memorial Day or even leading up to the holiday to teach them about the day.Writing to the troops.Attend parades or services.Memorial Day pinwheel…See More
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"Find variety of activities to educate students about the historic significance of Memorial Day. http://bit.ly/1bZsdAQ"
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"Great way to get your children engaged and see how much they actually understand. http://bit.ly/1BpmxLA"
May 14
Tyrik Moore commented on Dorothy Hastings's blog post 5 Preschool Activities to Make Your Mom Feel Special
"Hi Ms. Hastings, Do you have any suggestions for second grade class Mother's Day project? I was thinking about doing a video project, but I'm not sure how I want to do it. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!"
May 7
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5 Preschool Activities to Make Your Mom Feel Special

Celebrating Mother's Day is an exciting time for a small child. Children are always looking for ways to let their mother know just how much they love her. The following five ideas are ideal for pre-schools and day care facilities who want to help the little ones show their appreciation to their mother for all that she does for them.Let your children celebrate this Mother's Day. Check on ideas to make your mom happy this day. Check it now.See More
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"Let your children celebrate this Mother's Day. Check on ideas to make your mom happy this day. http://bit.ly/1GQq42O"
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"Happy Holidays from all of us at First School!!! Celebrating #Christmas at First School Palm Springs! Check out. http://bit.ly/1Bb6fBG"
Dec 26, 2014
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5 Amazing Christmas Games That Preschoolers Would Love

Any planning for Christmas? Find five amazing activities that are all Christmas themed and very educational for mental growth and development. Read First School’s latest blog to find out!See More
Dec 18, 2014
Dorothy Hastings commented on Jessica Owens's group Elementary Educators K-8
"Any planning for Christmas?  Find five amazing activities that are all Christmas themed and very educational for mental growth and development. Read First School’s latest blog to find out! http://bit.ly/1zrnbnV"
Dec 18, 2014
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Thanksgiving: Time to Teach Your Kids About Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a wonderful occasion to give back something to the community. Learn practical ways to encourage gratefulness this Thanksgiving. Most people view Thanksgiving as a holiday when family comes together to share a delicious meal. However, there is more to this holiday. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time…See More
Nov 25, 2014
Cecilia Quenzer replied to Dorothy Hastings's discussion Obesity in School Going Kids
"That is great advise. I'm a school nurse and just completed by screenings at a small alternative school. To date, 25 percent of my students are obese. Just prepared a grant to remove the sugary drink from our school and install new options in…"
Nov 24, 2014
Jessica Owens replied to Dorothy Hastings's discussion Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Your Kids in the group Elementary Educators K-8
"Thanks for sharing, Dorothy! These resources would be useful in a few months for 2015 :)"
Nov 8, 2014
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Sep 26, 2014
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"#FirstSchool shares unique tips to make your child sing like a #Professional. http://goo.gl/W3J0wS"
Sep 26, 2014
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Know the Secrets to Make Your Child a Singing Pro

Have you ever wished your child could sing as flawlessly as your favorite singer? It's possible for almost anyone with a voice to learn how to sing professionally. All you need to do is follow a step by step process while encouraging practicing as much as possible. If you seek to unlock your little one’s…See More
Sep 26, 2014

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Memorial Day Activities for Your Kids

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 3:00am 0 Comments

Memorial Day is a national holiday reserved for honoring and remembering those who have served in the armed forces, especially those who have lost their lives while in the military and defending the United States.



This is also an opportunity to teach your kids about Memorial Day through patriotic themed activities. Here are four you can try on Memorial Day or even leading up to the holiday to teach them about the…

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5 Preschool Activities to Make Your Mom Feel Special

Posted on May 7, 2015 at 8:17am 1 Comment

Celebrating Mother's Day is an exciting time for a small child. Children are always looking for ways to let their mother know just how much they love her. The following five ideas are ideal for pre-schools and day care facilities who want to help the little ones show their appreciation to their mother for all that she does for them.

Let your children celebrate this Mother's Day. Check on ideas to make your mom happy this day.…

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5 Amazing Christmas Games That Preschoolers Would Love

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 4:51am 0 Comments



Any planning for Christmas? Find five amazing activities that are all Christmas themed and very educational for mental growth and development. Read First School’s latest blog to find…

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Thanksgiving: Time to Teach Your Kids About Gratitude

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is a wonderful occasion to give back something to the community. Learn practical ways to encourage gratefulness this Thanksgiving. 

Most people view Thanksgiving as a holiday when family comes together to share a delicious meal. However, there is more to this…

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At 2:01am on April 17, 2013, Dorothy Hastings said…

Shocking video of a preschool caregiver who was endangering kids by putting sleeping pills into sippy cups of kids under 2.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/california-teacher-accused-of-putting-sleeping-pills-into-toddlers-sippy-cups/

At 1:34am on April 8, 2013, Dorothy Hastings said…

Kids who were till not so long ago, considered to be hyperactive,and distracted, are today termed as ADHD affected and are given medication dosages carefully measured and also monitored. But they are not disordered and just need careful nurturing..

http://completewellbeing.com/article/hyperactive-kids-nurture-them-gently/

At 11:16pm on April 1, 2013, Dorothy Hastings said…

While some kids eagerly look forward to going back to school and meet their friends again, some see it as traumatic and scary. One in eight kids suffer from a traumatic disorder, according to a study. Advice from experts on how to help your kids manage stress.

http://www.today.com/id/48752623#.UVpMVzfOz3E

At 10:46pm on March 20, 2013, Dorothy Hastings said…

After NYC more and more cities are embracing the use of social media in schools. Public schools in Chicago have put together videos, documents, and links to other sites for principals and staff to use social media to connect with their school communities.

http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.in/2013/01/embracing-social-media-use-in-schools.html

 
 
 

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