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    Celebrate National Picnic Month by Going on a Picnic with the Family

    Everybody celebrates Independence Day in July. But, what many people don’t know is that we also celebrate National Picnic Month in July, too! Going for a picnic is an excellent time to embrace nature and breathe in fresh air. It is also a great opportunity to bond with friends, family and loved ones. While a picnic is understood as a simple excursion with meals eaten outdoors, there are some int…Read More

  2. July Newsletters

    In July, summer is in full swing here at Toddler Town! As you’ll see from our July newsletters, we like to spend the month learning about all sorts of things. We typically learn about Independence Day in July and what that means and most age groups will have a special event or even a field trip in July to capitalize on the warm weather. July is also a time when many of our classrooms learn about…Read More

  3. friends in a daycare

    8 Benefits of Daycare for Children in Chicago

    A good daycare is a viable option for working parents. Daycare isn’t only an excellent choice for parents; it can also benefit children in more ways than one. The environment, as well as instruction and structure, have academic benefits for kids. So if you’re still thinking twice about leaving your little one in a daycare, here are some points to consider. More opportunities to grow A quality …Read More

  4. 5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Kids About the Great Outdoors—National Great Outdoors Month

    June has been proclaimed as the Great Outdoors Month. This is a perfect time to share the glory of nature with your child! There are plenty of reasons why you should pack your stuff and enjoy the Great Outdoors with your kids.  Here are just a few of them:       Manage Your Kid’s Excessive Use of Technology There are so many distractions these days competing for your child’s attention.…Read More

  5. Why is Preschool Important?

    A lot of parents with children under four are faced with the decision of whether to send their child to preschool. While many people are under the impression that a preschool class is all about playing, there is actually more to it than that. Preschool is crucial for your child’s development. But if you find it difficult to send your child to one, here are some important points you may want to c…Read More

  6. June Newsletters

    Spring has left and summer is here! That means it’s the perfect time for our students to begin learning about the summer season. As you can tell by our June newsletters, we will be spending a lot of time outdoors so make sure your kiddo has appropriate attire and sunscreen to protect their skin! Many of our classrooms will begin learning about insects and bugs, reptiles, and other summery critte…Read More

  7. How To Celebrate National Bike Month With Your Kids

    Ask just about anyone and they can usually --and vividly -- remember when they first learned to ride a bike! It’s just something you never forget... No matter how long it’s been since you hopped on a bike, National Bike Month provides the perfect reason to get back out there and ride again! Here’s how to celebrate that amazing invention, the bicycle, with your kids... and start a new, health…Read More

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    Tips for Better Work-Life Balance for Parents in Chicago

    If you think balancing work and family life is difficult, just imagine how challenging it is for working parents. With all the time spent at work, doing errands, taking care of the household chores, etc., there doesn't seem to be much time left to spend with the kids. And as a parent, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed out with everything that you have to juggle. This is why it is crucia…Read More

  9. May Newsletters

    May is an exciting time here at Toddler Town, especially for our 5-year-old class who will be graduating next month! We will spend the month of May making sure that all of our preschool students are ready for kindergarten! During May, many of our classrooms will be discussing mothers and making Mothers Day crafts to celebrate. As the weather continues to improve, we’ll be spending more time outd…Read More

  10. Reasons Why You Should Educate Children on the Value of Volunteering

    Raising kids isn't easy...especially in a society that often seems so self-absorbed. (selfies, anyone?) So how can parents help kids see beyond their own immediate interests and concerns? By involving their children in opportunities to volunteer their time and energies towards helping others. While volunteering benefits those on the receiving end - both the individuals and organizations served - i…Read More