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Best Books for Summer Reading for Grades K-3

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. […]

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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In dance, everything is timing.  You hear it each time you walk through the classroom or rehearsal hall…5, 6, 7 8!  To be in perfect time will more likely translate into a perfect performance. Another kind of “timing” also contributes to a dancer’s progress and success.  That one deals with the battle all of us […]

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FasTracKids Del Mar, a leader in fun, interactive early childhood education, will be participating in Jumpstart’s 2014 Read for the Record event on October 21st.  FasTracKids Del Mar will be joining other FasTracKids centers worldwide in promoting early literacy for every child. The Read for the Record campaign involves millions of children and adults who strive […]

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The Positive Effects Of Kindergarten Prep Programs Such As FasTracKids For Pre-schoolers According to researchers, the future success of children is determined before they go to elementary school. Throughout these crucial years, the way they learn and develop mentally and socially is critical. It is therefore, no wonder that teachers, researchers, families, and government emphasize […]

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