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Obesity in School Going Kids

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dorothy Hastings Mar 5. 1 Reply

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

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Dorothy Hastings commented on Oscar Marin's blog post Designing an Intelligible Curriculum Growth Program for Toddlers
"The preschool curriculum is one of the important features that you should care about when choosing a daycare or preschool for your little one. Finding a loving, caring place for your exploring toddler may take sometime so be sure to start early…"
Mar 29
Dorothy Hastings commented on Michele Baker's blog post 5 Ways Preschoolers Benefit From Music
"Creating music stimulates creative thinking in children. As they learn to work with others to create interesting or beautiful tunes their brains come alive with their own ideas. Making music requires a lot of coordination of different body…"
Mar 26
Dorothy Hastings added a discussion to the group Elementary Educators K-8

Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Your Kids

Here are given some fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your kids - Celebrating St. Patrick's Day With KidsSee More
Mar 19
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"Here are given some simple yet fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your kids:"
Mar 19
Dorothy Hastings commented on John Marsh's blog post How To Improve Your Math Grades In 10 Steps
"You can learn math like anything else, provided you approach it in the right way. A positive mental attitude does make a huge difference to your grades. Remind yourself that math is all about solving problems. And you've solved plenty…"
Mar 17
Dorothy Hastings replied to David Chiles's discussion What is a good netiquette time frame for email responses?
"It is always better to respond as soon as you get the mail, but may be for some reason you get busy, then find out which mail is imporatant. Respond those quickly. Some mails can be waited to get a reply. There is another way too. If you have…"
Mar 14
Dorothy Hastings replied to Oscar Marin's discussion Potty Training - How to Teach your Toddler
"While potty training is different for every child based on the child's development and maturity, you have to determine if your child is ready for potty training and which method will work best for you. Making the training fun is easy if…"
Mar 7
Dorothy Hastings replied to Dorothy Hastings's discussion Obesity in School Going Kids
"These days kids are getting heavier, obese and unhealthier than ever. Modern diet consisting of fat-laden, sugar loaded junk food and drinks are a major cause of the problem. The lack of exercise is the other reason why so many kids today are so…"
Mar 5
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Obesity in School Going Kids

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 they entered kindergarten. Reference - Overweight and Obesity in School Aged Kids: Study and FindingsSee More
Mar 5
Dorothy Hastings commented on Oscar Marin's blog post Teaching Toddlers the Art of Conflict Resolution
"Conflict resolution is becoming an integral part of school curriculum. Schools are now appointing trained teacher or school counselor, who has training in mediation and conflict resolution skills as the program coordinator. Some schools have a team…"
Feb 25
Dorothy Hastings replied to David Chiles's discussion Agree To Disagree
"As individual begin to develop relationships and brand themselves in networking sites, it is important to pay attention to details. Listening, respecting others and being familiar with cultural and business norms are imperative for success.…"
Feb 19
Dorothy Hastings replied to Gabrielle Frohock's discussion Technology in the Art Room
"Online apps and creative lessons,if incorporated properly in schools, students will definitely get to learn new things and various creative ways to learn arts. This post is an eye-opener for teachers to learn about different apps and use them in the…"
Feb 17
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"Here are given some fun activities in preschools that promote spirit of teamwork among preschoolers."
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"Some useful tips to safeguard your preschooler's teeth by teaching them healthy habits."
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Purple Day at La Quinta, CA

February 6, 2014 all day
First School is organizing Purple Day on Thursday, 06 Feb 2014 in La Quinta, CA.See More
Feb 6
Dorothy Hastings commented on Lynda Way's blog post How Does Music Education Boosts Learning
"Music is a powerful tool and can dramatically improve and enrich student minds. It makes sense to push music education and to allow young generations to gain these wonderful benefits like higher intelligence through increased creative thinking,…"
Feb 6

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8 Engaging Christmas Activities for Your Toddlers

Posted on December 24, 2013 at 7:00am 1 Comment

Finding activities that are Christmas oriented and will entertain the younger crowd can sometimes be tricky. There are many different age groups you need to please and toddlers are particularly hard to keep busy because Christmas is an incredibly exciting time of year for…


Benefits of Educational Apps for Preschoolers

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 1:02am 1 Comment

Want to give your preschooler a head start on school? Why not consider utilizing a few of the many educational apps available. There many benefits to using these apps, and some child care providers use them as tools at their preschools as well.

Educational apps give your child a head start on learning, making the transition to kindergarten much smoother. Studies have previously proven that children who have…


How To Make Learning Fun For Kids

Posted on May 29, 2012 at 3:35am 0 Comments

Education for children today is completely different from what it used to be. Today’s generation is born into a world of advanced technology. Gaming, mobile phones, tablets, etc. have become a part of daily lives and they wouldn’t even be able to imagine a world without it. This is one of the reasons why keeping their attention is getting increasingly difficult. It’s ultimately up to parents to make learning fun for kids. Here are some ways to do so.


1.Technology to…


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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.

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..

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.

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.



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