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How To Prepare Your Child For The Holidays - Tip 2

How To Prepare Your Child For The Holidays - Tip 2
Let's practice the behaviors that make you most proud.  This is such a fun activity for adults and kids alike! The Gifts Do you mind seeing your kids rip paper off presents one after another without so much as a thank you, or do you dream of the cute child you know your little one to be, who is usually so loving and thankful.  Here's the ...
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How To Prepare Your Child For The Holidays - TIP 1

How To Prepare Your Child For The Holidays - TIP 1
​As we all know, the holidays can be busy times, but with children, we always strive to make the Holidays  a magical experience. With guests coming, party invites and family gatherings, here's our first awesome tip to help prepare your children for the incoming crowd and busy schedule of the holidays. 1 - Keep Everyone Informed Be su...
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Holiday Events in the Roanoke Valley - With Event Links for Details!

Holiday Events in the Roanoke Valley - With Event Links for Details!
Ready for the Holidays? Here are some of our favorite Holiday events in the Roanoke Valley . . .  Wednesday, Dec. 5th - 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM -  Holiday Lights Tour - Grandin Village Thursday, Dec. 6th - 5:30 PM-8 PM - 2018 SML Christmas Celebration & Tree Lighting Thursday, Dec. 6th - 7 PM-10 PM - Vinton Christmas Parade - Sout...
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New Years At Noon - Roanoke

New Years At Noon - Roanoke
​ Celebrate at Noon - with a bouncy ball drop of 100,000 Balls! The BIGGEST and BEST KID FRIENDLY NEW YEARS CELEBRATION In The Roanoke Valley!   Family Friendly - Alcohol Free!  Tickets are $11 per person - $2 off COUPON AVAILABLE NOV 15-DEC 15 at ALL LOCAL KROGERS!  Children under 2 are free. ​Time December 31, 2018 -...
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5 Ways To Encourage A Picky Eater

5 Ways To Encourage A Picky Eater
As parents, we have all had to face the fears of feeding a picky eater. So here are some tips on how to get your picky eater to eat the healthy food you want. Let's start at the beginning. In order to produce good healthy eating habits, it's best to open your kids up to new foods at a young age. Most of the time, when a child says "no" to food, it'...
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Halloween Safety Tips

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Best Fall Hikes Around Roanoke For Kids - Hike 1 - GREEN HILL PARK, SALEM

​ With the beautiful fall colors approaching, we are taking you for a tour around Roanoke to find the best hiking trails for families with young children.  Our first stop is the fabulous Green Hill Park in Salem.  This is one of our favorite places to hike because of the year-round diversity of activities.  In spring, we hike up the ...
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5 Ways to Tame Your Child's Temper Tantrums

While parents often try to prevent temper tantrums, experts now suggest that tantrums are simply a mechanism for toddlers to release frustration and let off some steam when words are difficult to express.  Here's some expert advice on how to handle this behavior and teach your child other ways to steam: 1.       &...
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Yard Safety Tips for Spring

Check out our mini-guide as you review your yard for child safety this Spring.  Brought to you by HoneyTree Early Learning Centers,        
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National Car Seat Check

NATIONAL CAR SEAT CHECK THIS SATURDAY!
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3 Ways to Keep Kids Safe Around Fireworks

​ Fireworks Safety We know fireworks are fun and young kids look adorable holding those sparklers. Unfortunately, fireworks can cause serious injuries to children, including devastating burns and other injuries. The best way to keep your children safe is to not use any fireworks at home. Attend public fireworks displays and leave the lighting to th...
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6 Water Safety Tips to Kick Off Summer!

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Is There a Difference Between Limit-Setting and Discipline?

In life, people use a lot of different words to describe the same thing. Discipline and limit-setting, for example, are two words parents like to use interchangeably. The question is – do they mean the same? The short answer – not really. As a parent, it is certainly in your best interest to know the difference between the two. This way, you can le...
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3 Musical Instruments You Can Make At Home With Your Children

3 Musical Instruments You Can Make At Home With Your Children
​ Children are huge fans of music; and they are huge fans of arts and crafts. What if you could blend the two together? What if you could sit down with your child and create homemade musical instruments together? With this guide, you can! In fact, here are three musical instruments you could make with your child. 1. Coffee Can Drums One of the easi...
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Guide to Childproofing Your Yard

Guide to Childproofing Your Yard
Everything changes when you have children. Suddenly the warm and comfortable home you know and love becomes a danger zone with all sorts of accidents waiting to happen. Suddenly, you need to baby and childproof things you didn't even know you could baby proof or childproof! For example, is your yard a safe and secure place for your child to play? W...
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The Sensory Diet: What You Can Do to Help Your Child

​ A sensory diet could be an important plan for your child and an official sensory diet can only be prescribed by a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant or Occupational Therapist (OT). A child that doesn't have the ability to process multiple sensory inputs in a functional way – because he/she has a sensory processing disorder (SPD) – needs a s...
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How Important Is Quiet Time For a Child?

How Important Is Quiet Time For a Child?
Quiet time is an essential part of every child's daily routine. It allows the parent/caregiver a chance to recharge and take a break. It is also a great time for older kids to read, finish school work, or take a nap. Babies need a nap, but with a baby aboard it can become essential for all toddlers. It might take a while to get the routine accepted...
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5 Ways to Ease Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

5 Ways to Ease Your Child’s Separation Anxiety
Nothing is more stressful or heartbreaking for a parent than listening to their child cry when they leave them at preschool, with a babysitter, or at daycare. Unfortunately, separation anxiety is a real issue that most children deal with. The truth is, your child's entire life is consumed by being with you. You are your child's entire world. If tak...
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Fun Playdough Activities To Help Your Child With His/Her Fine Motor Skills

Fun Playdough Activities To Help Your Child With His/Her Fine Motor Skills
​ Developing your child's fine motor skills is important; it allows them to better explore their world, and of course, to make more intricate messes for you to clean up. But, finding age-appropriate and safe ways to channel their exploration can be a challenge. Thankfully, play-dough is an excellent tool, especially if you use a home-made recipe wi...
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The ABC's of Car Seat Safety

It's the first day back to work after you've delivered your child. You're already late, and you forgot to install the car seat the night before. Like most of us would do in this situation, you probably take a quick glance at the instructions, install the car seat quickly, give it a good tug, and put the baby in. It's no surprise that car seat insta...
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