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Why Arts Education is Important for Young Kids

At ABC Great Beginnings, we offer arts education programs to our students because we know how valuable creativity is. Music, theater, painting and other artistic activities help children develop on many fundamental levels. Here are some ways that the arts help children learn and grow: Inspiring Creativity The arts allow young children to express themselves
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The Benefits of Pretend Play in Child Development

While considered fun and imaginative, your children pretending to play in the classroom or at home is often valued less than academic learning. However, when children play house, create a pretend restaurant or dress up like characters, they are learning to solve problems, coordinate, cooperate and think more flexibly. For these reasons, pretend play should
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Why Teach Science in a Preschool Classroom?

If you have a preschooler, then you know just how curious and inquisitive they are about the world around them. Science experiments in the classroom complement this natural curiosity and allow children to learn why things happen in an engaging, fun way. Experiments are beneficial for children of all ages because they spark ideas, teach
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Reasons to Get Your Children Involved in After-School Programs

According to a recent study by the Afterschool Alliance, children from low-income families who attend after-school programs will experience an academic boost. These students also show improved behavior, better social skills, and improved work habits. After-school programs do much more than just keep your children busy during the afternoon. They can help in a variety
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Tools and Games for Practicing Math at Home

Preschool or daycare is where your child will build the first block in their math education. Help your child understand early in life that math exists everywhere in our world, and that it can be lots of fun! Use these games, tools and hints for supporting your child on their learning path. Practice counting Learn
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Teach Your Preschooler to Love Reading

Your child’s early years of learning are critical to developing a lifelong passion for reading. While preschool teachers will formally introduce your little one to reading, it’s never too early to start reading to your child and fostering that love of words. Read together every single day Read to your child every day and make
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