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Leaping into the Dance Season with Hot New Classes!

The dancers at Love to Dance, Inc. in San Diego, CA are very excited to begin the 2015-2016 dance season. The new season, which begins August 31, 2015, is bursting with new opportunities. Love to Dance, Inc. expanded all of their programs. The Tiny Tots program now offers a variety of new classes. These classes […]

The simple and undeniable truth is that kids love to play with cardboard, no matter where they live! If there is cardboard within their reach they will invariably grab it and create with it. This magical response to cardboard is natural and it carries several benefits for the child. Some of the benefits of playing […]

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If you are looking for something to do with your kids this summer, how about a visit to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park! I recently took my 2 children there, ages 5 and 7, and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The heart of Old Town recreates the influences of 19th century Mexican and American California. Old […]

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With summer right around the corner, your children can look forward to a summer filled with learning and trips to magical lands. Continue to nurture their love of books with this list of wonderful, diverse books, for grades K-3, that your children won’t want to put down. Happy summer reading! Rude Cakes  By Rowboat Watkins. […]

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Pets Bring so Many New Ways to Learn Whether it’s Math (“how much does a hamster weigh?”) or Science, (“what does a snake eat?”) Geography (“what part of the world do ferrets come from?”) or Grammar (“what words would we use to describe a goldfish?”) students will approach learning all these subjects with a new […]

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Is it Strep, is it allergies or is it just a sore throat? How many times do we pediatricians hear this complaint? Even for us in the medical field it is not an exact science to diagnose a strep throat. Many factors are taken into account when a sick child presents with a sore throat. […]

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Too many parents wrongly assume that the sun is only dangerous when it’s shining brightly. The fact is, the sun’s rays are dangerous no matter what time of the year, and too much exposure during childhood can lead to serious problems later in life. Parents should pay special care to protect their kids when playing […]

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Attention Carmel Valley Parents of Preschoolers ages 3-5 FasTracKids preschool is pleased to announce that class enrollment for the 2015-2016 registration has now begun but we only have a few spots open for new students!  Some of our most popular FasTracKids preschool benefits you will receive are low class ratios, SmartBoard activities, Kindermusik sessions, and access to our class website. […]

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We hope you all have registered with the Carmel Valley Park & Recreation Center! Currently,  Child and Babysitter Safety, Chess Lessons for Kids, Jr. Sports, Laser Tag, Lacrosse, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, X-treme Dodge ball, Gym Kids, Girls on the Run, and Tennis are in session.  Registration began on December 10, and youth activities began shortly […]

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Play dough Activities are a great way to exercise the muscles of toddler’s hands to develop fine motor skills. Making homemade play dough with your child is a fun way to integrate math & science through cooking. Homemade Play dough Materials: (here’s the basic recipe) 2 cups flour 2 cups water 1/2 cup salt 2 tbsp […]

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Good morning. It’s Kristin Rude, Owner and Director of FasTracKids, Del Mar. Today is Phonics Friday. And so I thought I would share with all of you some of the fun things we do on Friday at our Del Mar preschool. We also have somebody’s birthday today. Whose birthday is it, Juliet? It’s yours, right? […]

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A Revolutionary Approach to Achieving Peak Performance Through Education “When I was a high school teacher in special education and I saw students that I had taught in elementary school and middle school and they came through the high school, and they were still in special education. And they weren’t reading any better. They weren’t […]

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