1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Tips for Choosing the Right Preschool in Chicago

    Preschool is an excellent educational foundation for your child if you want them to be prepared and ready for their future learning endeavors. And the decision of which preschool a child needs to attend shouldn’t be taken lightly. Parents, is picking the right preschool one of your dilemmas? It can be overwhelming, especially when you don’t have any idea about where to start! Of course, there …Read More

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    Get Your Kids Talking about School with these 6 Tips

    “How was school” is a question kids find too big to answer. When you throw them this question, they’ll feel like they have to sum up their whole day and don’t know where to start. The result? They’ll give you a “fine” for an answer. And this is not what we want to hear. As parents, you’d like to get as much information as you can from your children. You’d want to know what happen…Read More

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    How to Celebrate National Nutrition Month at Home and School

    "Invest in Yourself - Buy Nutrition" was the theme for the first National Nutrition Month. It was created in 1973 by the American Dietetic Association (ADA). The ADA is known now as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It actually started as a week long to begin with, but has expanded to a full month to reach more people. This month of awareness is meant to help everyone focus on the many benef…Read More