Archive for the ‘ Holidays With Kids ’ Category

Winter Activities That Encourage Creativity

One common challenge for families during winter break is what to do with bored, cooped-up children. Well, we’re here to help! Winter break is a wonderful opportunity to engage your child in activities that help foster creativity. The following activities are appropriate for one or more preschool-aged children and can be done in your home with

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Embracing and Creating Family Holiday Traditions

by Meg Davis, MS, Managing Senior Editor, Education Department “We want to raise our children so that they can take a sense of pleasure in both their own heritage and the diversity of others.” – Fred Rogers The months of November, December and January present many opportunities for children to learn about and participate in

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Thanksgiving Nutrition Tips

Here are a few simple ways to make your favorite Thanksgiving dishes healthier! Green Bean Casserole Use fresh or frozen green beans, or rinse canned green beans to remove any excess salt from water. Use crushed whole wheat crackers as topping (the USDA recommends “making half your grains whole.”) Use lower sodium cream of mushroom

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Family Holiday Travel Tips

Traveling with children can be easy and fun! The key is simply being prepared. We have lots of experienced parents here at KinderCare headquarters. This year, as the holiday season approaches, we wanted to share some of our favorite family travel tips. Wear kids out before traveling. Hit a playground before you leave town or

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A Mom’s Point of View: Memories of My Grandmother

Grandparents’ Day is this Sunday and it’s important to reflect and thank the grandparents in our life. I think of my own grandmother who was my entire world. She was my best friend, my confidant, my strength and the origin of my laugh throughout my first 30 years on this planet. It’s been 10 years

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Enjoy this “Lucky” & Healthy Snack

From Carly, KinderCare’s Registered Dietitian Ingredients: English muffin Cream cheese Bell pepper, green, sliced Directions: Toast english muffins Spread on cream cheese Add sliced green bell peppers (aka clovers!) Enjoy your “lucky” St. Patrick’s Day Treat!

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Marion KinderCare Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

The Marion KinderCare offered a fun sensory activity for their St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The children were excited to dig through a rainbow of spaghetti. It was very easy to make: the teacher cooked spaghetti and while it was boiling they added food coloring to the water. They added a little oil throughout the day

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