Early Child Development

Can Two-Year-Olds Cook Cornbread? You Bet. Plus: A Recipe You Can Make, Too!

The kitchen is a learning lab. That’s why KinderCare Learning Centers build cooking into our curriculum and why we like to get children cooking early. This month, the smell of fresh cornbread will be wafting through our centers’ halls, thanks to the chefmanship of our two-year-olds. They’re learning all about farms in February, so they’re

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Can You Teach Your Children About Money? This Father of Five says, “Yes!”

Good financial habits don’t grow on trees, notes Jesse Mecham, co-founder of the online financial-planning tool You Need a Budget (YNAB). Mecham knows something about money and children: He has five kids himself, and each of them has his or her own spending budget (courtesy of dad’s software, of course). If you want your children to

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Lasso the Moon! Turn Your Child’s Wonder into a Fun Astronomy Lesson.

“Mooon! Moooooooon!” Do you remember the first time your son or daughter discovered the moon, pointed to the sky and started jumping up and down? Children constantly remind us that awe is all around—if only we take time to notice. The moon, especially, captures children’s imaginations. We as parents can encourage discovery, passion and be

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