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  • Fun activities to do with your Olathe preschooler at home

    When your preschool child is not at day care, there are plenty of fun ways to spend time with him or her at home. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Olathe, we offer a high quality, nationally accredited ... Read More

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    When your preschool child is not at day care, there are plenty of fun ways to spend time with him or her at home. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Olathe, we offer a high quality, nationally accredited preschool program and we understand that a child needs to have play time. Play time can be with parents, which allows time to bond, as well as with siblings and other family members and friends. Below are some fun activities to spend time with your preschooler at home.

    Watching clouds

    This is a fun and relaxing outdoor activity that is suitable for the whole family. Grab a blanket and go outside, or to a nearby park and lie on your backs on the blanket. Then simply watch as the clouds float by and morph into different shapes. Ask your child to tell you what he or she sees, and what kinds of shapes they can identify. Help ignite imagination by suggesting different animals and plants or other types of shapes.

    Indoor camping

    Your child will enjoy this activity and you can use materials from your home, such as cushions, blankets and pillows, to build a comfortable set up inside or outside. You can use flashlights to tell stories and have “campsite” snacks to share as a family.

    Painting

    This activity should not be unsupervised, so be prepared to take an active role! It is a good idea to take this creative activity outdoors if weather permits both to help with the cleanup process and to inspire your childs imagination with the beauty of the great outdoors. Plain white newsprint is a great choice for painting. Provide your preschooler with paintbrushes in a variety of sizes and a plethora of colors of washable paint and let his or her imagination take flight. You will be surprised at what your preschool aged child can create. This is a fantastic opportunity to create, play, and bond together.

    At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Olathe, we know that children learn more effectively when they are having fun. For more information about our fun, yet effective preschool program contact us today.

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  • Are tablet games the future of Olathe preschool education?

    Mobile technology is quickly becoming more prominent around the world with millions of families owning smartphones and tablets. These devices present a great opportunity for your preschool child to learn through the use of educational apps. Are tablets going to be the mainstay of future ... Read More

    Mobile technology is quickly becoming more prominent around the world with millions of families owning smartphones and tablets. These devices present a great opportunity for your preschool child to learn through the use of educational apps. Are tablets going to be the mainstay of future preschool education? Here we look at the benefits and drawbacks.

    Benefits

    The first and most obvious benefit that preschoolers gain from tablet games is the opportunity to familiarize themselves with technology. In an increasingly digital world, this will prepare your daycare aged child for the digital future. Without this exposure, your child will fall behind before they even get a chance to start.

    The second benefit lies in the sheer number of educational games available on the market today. If your child does not particularly enjoy a certain app, you can always delete it and download a new one.

    Your child will also be able to learn while having fun. Studies have shown that a young child is able to take in more information if they are enjoying the learning process.

    Drawbacks

    The first major drawback is the fact that your child may become too dependent on the mobile device. It might be difficult for a child to transition from mobile devices to working with pencil and paper and traditional books. It is good to have a balance so that your child can be exposed to various delivery methods for education.

    The other drawback is the cost factor. The cost to equip every preschool child with a tablet is something not all school districts can manage, or even all families. Also, a young child often does not appreciate the value of things therefore, inevitably, tablets will be broken and have to be replaced, leading to more expense.

    In conclusion, tablets and mobile devices have increasingly played a part in preschool education. However, it is important to continue incorporating traditional educational methods as well.

    For information about Kids ‘R’ Kids of Olathe, Kansas and our wonderful AdvancED for preschool fast track curriculum, visit our preschool's website. Or feel free to contact us for more information.

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  • Choosing a Preschool in Olathe, Kansas, For Your Child

    More parents are realizing just how important it is to provide their child with a nurturing and stimulating preschool environment. Learning academies such as Kids 'R' Kids of Olathe, Kansas, are renowned for offering the right type of educational and social activities for various a... Read More

    preschool_olathe_ksMore parents are realizing just how important it is to provide their child with a nurturing and stimulating preschool environment. Learning academies such as Kids 'R' Kids of Olathe, Kansas, are renowned for offering the right type of educational and social activities for various age groups. It is important to find a preschool that is conveniently located, is well-equipped, and offers the right curriculum to help your child start to think, absorb, learn, and grow. Many parents are specifically seeking out AdvancED accredited learning academies for their children to attend and for good reason.

    What does an AdvancED Accredited preschool offer that others do not?

    • Schools accredited by this association have demonstrated the ability to meet a consistently high level of education.

    • These schools continuously improve education and upgrade the curriculum and study material for the benefit of students.

    • The curriculum is specifically designed to address different developmental ages and stages to provide for optimum development and growth.

    • Specific lessons, tasks, and scenarios are provided to encourage preschoolers to achieve the very best results in the following areas: cognitive, language and literacy, physical, and social-emotional.

    • Classrooms and facilities are well-equipped, engaging, and have access to technology that will aid the preschooler for future development.

    In addition to these benefits, at Kids 'R' Kids of Olathe we ensure that we have strong security features and facilities in place for the protection of our staff members and our children. This provides an added peace of mind.

    If you are looking for an AdvancED Accredited Learning Academy for your child in Olathe, Kansas, you have come to the right place.

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