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16 Jokes that will Make your Kids Laugh on this Unusual April Fools’ Day

One of the greatest joys of parenthood is watching your kids laugh. And though there is nothing funny about this awful Coronavirus crisis that the world is experiencing right now, it does mean you can’t keep good vibes and find ways to put a smile on your child’s face. And guess what, April Fools' Day is the perfect day to pull out those corny jokes and make your little ones giggle. If playing pranks on your kids isn't your thing, we’ve got 12 cute kid-friendly jokes that are guaranteed to [...]

By |2020-04-02T01:09:48+00:00April 1st, 2020|Kids Upbringing|Comments Off on 16 Jokes that will Make your Kids Laugh on this Unusual April Fools’ Day

10 Family Fun Activities To Do this Weekend To Beat The Coronavirus Blues

Whoo-hoo! The weekend has arrived! And for many of us, these few sacred days that are normally set-aside for date nights, family outings or weekend getaways have been snatched away from us like a thief in the night. With the Coronavirus crisis upon us, a government mandate to stay-in-doors and social distancing in place, more than likely you are finding yourself stuck inside with the kids and feeling like you are on the verge of coming down with cabin fever. But fear not, we have a few tricks up our [...]

By |2020-03-27T21:47:53+00:00March 27th, 2020|Parenting Tips|Comments Off on 10 Family Fun Activities To Do this Weekend To Beat The Coronavirus Blues

5 Lessons Kids Can Teach Adults During this Time of Crisis

I was preparing my two and a half year old son’s lunch the other day and he turned to me and said “ Mommy, I'm so happy”. It made my heart smile when I needed it the most. Many can relate when I say it’s been a tough month with all that’s going on around us regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and many uncertainties. But in the eyes of my son, all is going well. Kids and adults live in the world very differently. The way children function, view their surroundings, [...]

By |2020-03-26T21:24:33+00:00March 26th, 2020|Parenting Tips|Comments Off on 5 Lessons Kids Can Teach Adults During this Time of Crisis

What Causes Obesity in Children?

A child is considered obese when their weight is above normal for their height and age. Childhood obesity is a huge epidemic that deserves close attention and research. It is important that parents and caregivers understand what causes obesity in children. The more we understand about what causes obesity in children the better we can help them and future generations. The Brightside Academy offers help and education to those trying to make better choices.  Poor Food Choices  Poor food choices are the main contributor to childhood obesity. Processed foods, foods [...]

By |2020-01-11T02:50:27+00:00January 15th, 2020|Kids Food|Comments Off on What Causes Obesity in Children?

How to Choose A Daycare Center

If you are a working parent, then you want to know how to choose a daycare center that you can trust. Choosing a daycare is a huge responsibility and one that we, at the Brightside Academy, take very seriously. You are trusting your most prized possession with strangers that you believe qualified to keep them safe while you are gone. If you are wondering where to start or how to choose a daycare center 1. Trained Staff  Before visiting a daycare center visit their website and look for the director’s [...]

By |2019-12-31T22:40:22+00:00January 1st, 2020|Kids Education|Comments Off on How to Choose A Daycare Center

When do Kids Start Talking?

Your baby saying its first word is one of the most magical things a parent can experience. If you’re new to parenting, it’s important to know when to expect your kid’s first words. It’s important to keep in mind, children develop at different rates. Here are some things you can expect as your kid gets ready to say its first words.  Baby Babbling Much like your baby has to learn to crawl before it can walk, your baby will first have to learn to babble before it can talk. Babbling [...]

By |2019-12-04T04:38:56+00:00December 15th, 2019|Parenting Tips|Comments Off on When do Kids Start Talking?

Why Preschool is Important For Your Child?

Brightside Academy Ohio offers preschool programs as well as Head Start and Early Head Start for the communities. If you are a parent of a young child, you may be wondering why preschool is important. Here are the reasons that you should consider sending your son or daughter to Brightside Academy for preschool.  1. Develop a Solid Foundation For Education Preschool prepares your child in many ways for a life-long pursuit of education. With a solid foundation, they can easily build and grow their academic skills. During the school day, [...]

By |2019-12-03T04:49:11+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Preschool is Important For Your Child?

What is Healthy Food for Kids?

As a parent, it’s normal to worry when you read signs like meal tantrums, selective feeding, delayed self-feeding, food refusal, and other fussy eating habits in your kid. However, worrying won’t help you or the kid. You need to take immediate steps to ensure that your child eats healthy to promote optimal growth and better immunity. Remember, no child is born with a craving. It’s just a habit that they embrace over time as a result of peer pressure, TV programs, and exposure to unhealthy food choices. Sadly, the latter [...]

By |2019-11-14T08:46:42+00:00November 11th, 2019|Kids Food|Comments Off on What is Healthy Food for Kids?

How Long Should Toddlers Sleep?

Normally, most toddlers fall asleep within the first 20 minutes of taking them to bed. However, their sleep duration varies depending on how sleepy they are, sleeping patterns, age, among other factors. Unlike adults, toddlers have interesting sleep patterns. They fall into a deep sleep during the initial hours of the night but experience light sleep episodes and dream sleep episodes during the late hours of the night. As they negotiate the episodes, they are likely to wake up briefly. During the wakeful episodes, the child should ordinarily go back [...]

By |2019-11-11T20:56:46+00:00November 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Long Should Toddlers Sleep?

Back to School Tips for a Successful School Year

School is back in session and this time of year can be a hectic time for parents and their kiddos. Check out some of back to school tips to help ensure this school year gets off to a great start! Know the Details Walk or ride the route your child will take and make note of school patrols, crossing guards and high traffic areas along the way. Talk to your kids about NOT talking to strangers and find out what, if any, policies your child’s school has regarding early arrivals [...]

By |2019-09-09T02:12:54+00:00September 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Back to School Tips for a Successful School Year