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Want a Better Night’s Sleep? Read this!

A good night’s sleep is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, especially for young children. If you are a parent of a child under 5 years old, you know how important sleep is for mood stabilization and energy levels. To ensure your child is getting adequate sleep for their

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Making the Most of Messy Play

Children learn through their observations and hands on experiences in the world around them.  Like sponges, they take in everything! As you and I know, the world is not a sterile, everything in it’s place environment.  If we limit our children’s play to only well ordered and clean play, we

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15 Ways to Ask About Your Child’s Day

If you have a child who is preschool age or older you are familiar with the afternoon conversation that goes something like this… Parent: “How was your day?” Child: “Good.” Parent: “What did you do today?” Child: “Nothing.” Nothing?! That’s all we can get after a day full of learning? 

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How to Encourage Your Child’s Creativity

Have you ever watched a child create a drawing or painting and wonder what their little minds were imagining?  Maybe you thought they were drawing a house but once it’s finished they tell you its a castle or maybe even something different all together.  As adults it’s easy to label a

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Read Across America Day!

Schools across America observe Read Across America Day to celebrate literacy for young children.  The day is always on March 2nd which fittingly, coincides with author Dr. Suess’ birthday.  We celebrate by reading Dr. Seuss books together in all our classrooms throughout the whole week!  Here are a few of

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5 Valentine’s Activities and Crafts

Valentine’s Day always brings the perfect excuse to be a little extra crafty and we’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite ideas! Valentine’s Bean Bag Toss Who knew old coffee canisters could create so much fun?  Gross motor and counting skills are a part of this

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Why Family Dinners Matter

It’s a new year and for many of us that means resolutions and new goals.  At The Learning Station we are all about goal setting-especially when those goals benefit children.  One of the simplest things a family can do to grow closer and be healthier is to sit down together

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10 Kid Approved Family Dinners!

Here are our favorite kid approved family dinners!! Enjoy! 1. Honey Garlic Meatballs 2. Pretzel Dogs 3. Easy Meatball Sliders 4. Goulash 5. Walking Tacos 6. Ranch Turkey Roll Ups 7. Salisbury Steak 8. Cheeseburger Tots 9. Ranch Pasta Salad 10. Deep Dish Mini Pizzas

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Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve Activities

We’ve rounded up a list of our favorite kid friendly New Year’s Eve activities!  These look like so much fun! Countdown to Midnight   Mocktails for Kids Midnight Kisses Printables Simple Balloon Drop We hope you give some of these fun ideas a try! Whether you’ll be ringing in the

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