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Blend Learning and Play for Your Kids This Summer

School is over, that means no more bedtimes, lunch boxes, studying or homework. Undoubtedly every kid looks forward to the much awaited summer break, but how do we, as parents slip in a little productivity along with their playtime? Read on to find out.

Blend Learning and Play for Your Kids This Summer

  1. How about some family game nights?

    Picking games that require kids to use strategy and think ahead, guarantees a learning experience along with the fun. Scrabble Jr., Lakeshore…

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on June 30, 2016 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

6 Craft Ideas for Preschoolers This Memorial Day

Preschoolers enjoy patriotic activities just like everyone else. It’s an exciting experience that gives them the opportunity to learn the history of our country.



Happy Memorial Day



Here are 6 craft ideas for Memorial Day for preschoolers that they will find easy and love to do:



American Flag Painting



Use small craft pom-poms to dab red, white and blue paint onto paper. Using clothespins to hold the poms, dab each color paint in the shape of a… Continue

Added by Dorothy Hastings on May 30, 2016 at 4:47am — No Comments

Preschooler Parenting: The Perfect Game Plan for You

A child’s Wonder Years, ages 3 to 5, are full of excitement as the child starts to explore and learn. During this time, the preschoolers learn how to interact with other children and how to think and control their bodies and minds.

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Here are some preschool parenting tips to help parents frame a game plan for how to deal with their preschoolers.

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on May 11, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

10 Exciting Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Kids

Mother’s Day is the one time of year dedicated to what our mom’s do for us. There are many things children can make for their moms that don’t require long hours. Other than taking her for a dinner and a memorable family trip, there are many small and inexpensive things you can do to show your love and respect towards her. A little time and creativity are all you need.

Mothers day photo

Here are 10 exciting Mother’s Day gift ideas for preschoolers. Choose any one of them and let…

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on April 28, 2016 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Why Enrolling Your Child in a Childcare Center Matters

Most children experts opine that sending your tiny tot to childcare is the best thing to do, especially if you and your spouse both work. If you are unsure if you should enroll your child in a childcare center, here is why you should!

First School - ChildCare Center

Safe Haven: It’s natural to worry about your child. A daycare offers a stable and safe environment for your child while you are away from home. Daycare may also be a lot less expensive…

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on April 26, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

8 Tips to Choose an Infant Day Care for Your Child

Choosing a good infant day care for your child can be a challenge. But you can find one by keeping a few basic points in mind.

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Here are 8 tips to help you choose the best infant daycare for your little bundle of joy:

  • Check Staff-Child Interaction

    It is important to know how the daycare staff…
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Added by Dorothy Hastings on March 4, 2016 at 3:30am — No Comments

6 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Success In Preschool

Sending your child to preschool can be just as daunting for you as a parent as it is for your little one. The best thing you can do to make sure it’s a successful start for both of you is to prepare them in advance.

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Try these six tips to ensure both of you get the most out of what should be a fun and educational…

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on February 20, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

5 Tips to Help Your Child Get Through the First School Interview

School interviews start early with kids as young as three or four to gain acceptance for preschool or pre-kindergarten. Regardless of the nature and degree of the interview, it’s important for you to prepare your child fully so that he or she knows what to expect and has the best chances possible for success. As you prep for the interview, keep the following tips in mind.…

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on February 4, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Enroll your kid in best preschool

First School is one of leading preschool in California. We make your child study as fun. We provides day care and child care services. 

To know more about us contact here.

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on February 2, 2016 at 6:32am — 1 Comment

Separation Anxiety in Kids: How to Make Them Smile

Today parents separations are increasing. So, keep your child far from separation anxiety. First School share a blog of it

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on January 6, 2016 at 6:52am — 1 Comment

How to Select the Name That Suits Your Little Angel

Choosing your baby’s name can be a very tough experience. A name is a person’s identity and this name helps define the person. . Sometimes it’s easy. Usually, it’s not. Some a lot of discussion and research are required. There’s so much to consider, but the most important thing to remember is to love the name. There are some tips to help you make the right decision.

1. Research the Meaning

2. Write Down the Name

3. Say It Aloud

4. Check the…

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on May 27, 2015 at 3:10am — 1 Comment

Memorial Day Activities for Your Kids

Memorial Day is a national holiday reserved for honoring and remembering those who have served in the armed forces, especially those who have lost their lives while in the military and defending the United States.



This is also an opportunity to teach your kids about Memorial Day through patriotic themed activities. Here are four you can try on Memorial Day or even leading up to the holiday to teach them about the…

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on May 18, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments

5 Preschool Activities to Make Your Mom Feel Special

Celebrating Mother's Day is an exciting time for a small child. Children are always looking for ways to let their mother know just how much they love her. The following five ideas are ideal for pre-schools and day care facilities who want to help the little ones show their appreciation to their mother for all that she does for them.

Let your children celebrate this Mother's Day. Check on ideas to make your mom happy this day.…

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on May 7, 2015 at 8:17am — 1 Comment

5 Amazing Christmas Games That Preschoolers Would Love



Any planning for Christmas? Find five amazing activities that are all Christmas themed and very educational for mental growth and development. Read First School’s latest blog to find…

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on December 18, 2014 at 4:51am — No Comments

Thanksgiving: Time to Teach Your Kids About Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a wonderful occasion to give back something to the community. Learn practical ways to encourage gratefulness this Thanksgiving. 

Most people view Thanksgiving as a holiday when family comes together to share a delicious meal. However, there is more to this…

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on November 25, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Know the Secrets to Make Your Child a Singing Pro

Have you ever wished your child could sing as flawlessly as your favorite singer? It's possible for almost anyone with a voice to learn how to sing professionally. All you need to do is follow a step by step process while encouraging practicing as much as possible. If…

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on September 26, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

6 Incredible Ways to Raise Confident Kids



Confidence is a critical aspect of leading a healthy, productive life. It is a key to boost your kid's confidence from childhood itself. Insult and injury are inevitable in life. However, children with high self confidence levels are more resilient and come through tougher times in life stronger than ever. The following details six simple ways that parents can build self confidence in kids.

  1. Practice what you…
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Added by Dorothy Hastings on September 16, 2014 at 7:40am — No Comments

7 Extracurricular Activities to Discover Your Kids’ Potential





Extracurricular activities are a great way for young kids to develop social skills, learn more about something that they love and stay active. From gymnastics to art classes to sports, you are sure to find something will interest your little one.



  1. Gymnastics.
  2. Dance
  3. Sports.
  4. Swimming.
  5. Martial arts.
  6. Educational classes.
  7. Music and creative arts…


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Added by Dorothy Hastings on September 15, 2014 at 6:51am — No Comments

Preschool Children: Know Their Needs and Characteristics

Preschoolers are curious about everything that they see and hear. This is a great time for caregivers, both parents and teachers, to mold the children’s minds and encourage them to use their creativity and imagination. This is also an important time for adults to teach social skills to help them adapt to a new environment filled with other kids. The world is widening for preschool kids and it is important for parents and teachers…

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on September 1, 2014 at 4:18am — No Comments

Merry Kids: Fun Ways to Celebrate Bonza Bottler Day

Bonza Bottler Day is celebrated every month on the day when the number of the month matches the number of the day (i.e. January 1, March 3, June 5 and so on).

The idea to celebrate this occurrence came from the mind of Elaine Fremont who established the first Bonza Bottler Day in 1985. Elaine Fremont…

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Added by Dorothy Hastings on August 7, 2014 at 3:37am — No Comments

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