Learning & Education

Your child’s brain is growing every day! Discuss learning and education topics like how to raise a bilingual child, language development, and tools for helping your little one learn.

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THINGS TO DO

What children's museums should we go to in San Bernardino?

Does anyone have any recommendations for some children’s exhibits at museums in the San Bernardino area? I feel like on the weekends all we ever do is take our son to the movies, and I’d rather do something more educational at least some of the time. Help please! Any suggestions are welcome!

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LEARNING & EDUCATION

Sensory bin ideas for children with Autism?

My child has mild autism and I'm trying to find some sensory items to use in a bin for her to interact with for a long time. I try play-doh but she gets bored of it.

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LEARNING & EDUCATION

My son is too obsessed with Dr. Seuss!

My son is so funny! He is 3 and loves listening to Dr. Seuss books at school. But what I've discovered is that he is taking his imagination to another level and it trying everything they are in the books! He wants me to make green eggs everyday and is constantly doing crazy things like Thing 1 & Thing 2! How can I stop this?

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BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT

Thoughts on academics vs. hands-on play?

So my kiddo is 4 and I am wondering how strict I should be with academics? I hear that children learn best through hands on play and socialization, but I also want my kiddo to excel academically. I am scared of pressuring my child too much and them becoming resistant because of it.

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CHILDCARE

What is "purposeful play" at a daycare?

I've heard friends mention that their child's preschool/daycare does a lot of purposeful play. What does this mean? Should I be worried that my son's teacher hasn't mentioned this? Is it something we can try at home?

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BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT

Gender Neutral Parenting: Pros vs. Cons?

It’s really important to me that I raise my child in a way that allows her to be whoever she wants to be. She’s still really small, not sitting up just yet. I’m wondering if any of you have raised your children with a gender-neutral parenting style, what it has been like, and why you chose to do it. Also, if anyone is super opposed to gender-neutral parenting, would be interesting to hear your thoughts, as well!

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PRESCHOOLERS

Dance studios in LA for toddlers?

My LO just turned three and she is obsessed with the idea of ballet lessons. Her older nieces that live out of state are both in ballet, which I think sparked the interest. I’m not sure how doable weekly classes are with our schedule, though (depending on where they are located). Any recommendations of dance studios in the Brentwood area that cater to kiddos?

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CHILDCARE

Should I start my son early or late for school?

Hey moms! My son falls right within the cutoff for starting kindergarten, so we can wait a year and he’ll be a little bit older than most students, or we can start now and he will be one of the youngest. I can see pros and cons to each side, and that is making coming to a decision a bit difficult. Help!

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LEARNING & EDUCATION

How to add science to early childhood education!

Help! I need ideas for adding more science into my kids' learning!

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CHILDCARE

Daily Daycare Schedules

I have been a childcare provider for almost 20 years and a daily schedule helps a whole lot and it gets the child ready for school when they know it's time to play/learn and have meals or snack and nap time and plus it makes the day go by faster when there is program in place. Structure is very important for your child to do well in school. What are your favorite parts of your daycare's daily schedule?

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