Full frame of a Montessori classroom toward the front of the frame is a round wooden table at which three young children are seated. A young brown-skinned girl with black curly hair wearing a shirt-sleeved pink t-shirt toward the left part of the frame seated at the table which is child-sized, playing with a wooden block with graduated holes the smallest being toward the front of the frame getting increasingly larger as you go towards centerpoint. A light-skinned male child With light brown hair wearing a seafoam green short-sleeved T-shirt is facing the camera and playing with three pink blocks that he has stacked. Frame right is the back of a light-skinned boy whose left arm is extended across the table reaching for a pink block he is wearing a shirt-sleeved salmon colored T-shirt. In the back of the frame arethree children and an adult man seated at a rectangular child sized table. The adult male is hunched down leaning against the table using his elbows for support, next to him is a light skin boy with longish blonde hair wearing a button front shirt that is plaid mostly red white and blue. He is looking down at some thing the teacher is doing but is obscured by the head of the child wearing the green shirt. Across the table from the teacher and the blonde haired boy are two little girls whose backs are facing the camera the girl on the left is wearing a sundress that is primarily magenta with orange accents the girl on the right is wearing a navy and white striped dress. The background consists Of an L-shaped sofa with blue and pink pillows, Upper right frame and then the upper left frame an adult size desk with a Charles Eames chair. The chair is white.

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When you’re looking for the top Montessori schools in San Diego, there are numerous options to choose from. Deciding on the right place for your child depends on a lot of factors including tuition and distance from your home.  San Diego has lots of excellent Montessori schools ranging from preschools to middle schools for grades […]

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How to Plan a World Class Baby Shower, in 7 Steps

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Baby showers are an exciting way to celebrate when a baby is on the way. Family and friends get the opportunity to shower the new parents with gifts, love, and encouragement. But like any event, planning a world-class baby shower takes time and preparation. The entire process can be a lot of work! The best […]

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How to Teach Baby to Crawl, in 5 Steps

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In your baby’s first year, each milestone is an exciting new adventure. One of these milestones is your baby learning how to crawl. Since all infants are different, there isn’t one set age when they might start crawling, but most will learn when they’re between 6 and 9 months old.  Even though your baby will […]

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How Long Is a Baby Considered a Newborn?

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Sleepless nights. That new baby smell. If you mention the word newborn to an experienced mom, all those sweet and complicated feelings will come rushing back. The newborn stage is challenging and wonderful all at once, but you may be wondering how long it lasts.  Babies are generally considered newborns until they’re about two months […]

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How Do I Get A Replacement Social Security Card For My Child, In 3 Steps

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If your child isn’t old enough to get a job or go off to college, you might not think much about their Social Security card. Knowing your child’s Social Security number, or SSN, is enough to enroll them in school or file your taxes. But if you need to show their Social Security card and […]

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How Many Diapers A Baby Uses, By Age

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When you have a new baby on the way, there’s no such thing as having too many diapers. Despite their size, infants use more diapers than you think! If you’re fortunate enough to have friends or family who are experienced parents, they’ll likely give you diapers of multiple sizes so you’ll be prepared when your […]

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How Old Does A Child Have To Be To Stay Home Alone

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When your children are young, you’re used to taking them everywhere with you. They even follow you places you don’t want them to go, like when you’re trying to have a few minutes of quiet in the bathroom. But as they grow and mature, there comes a time when your child starts to be more […]

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How Does The Child Tax Credit Work, And How Do You Claim It?

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When tax season rolls around, most families hope to get a return on their taxes instead of owing money they didn’t plan for. There are many tax benefits for families to take advantage of to receive a deduction on their income. As parents, we do have the benefit of claiming our children as dependents and […]

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How To Get A Passport For a Child In 7 Steps

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Planning an international trip with your family is a great way to make memories. There’s so much to see in the world, but before you take your family out of the country, your child needs a passport. Getting a passport for your child starts with filling out an application. It’s important to remember that a […]

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How Many Teeth Does A Child Have At Each Age

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Growing all their baby teeth is one of the many milestones children reach in the first few years of life. Even though by the age of 3, most children end up with the same amount of teeth, how quickly they come in varies from child to child. Before you start planning a visit from the […]

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How Does A Baby Breathe In The Womb?

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The development of a baby inside of the womb is pretty incredible. For nine months, a woman’s body provides all nutrients necessary to help a baby grow, including providing oxygen. Since a mother’s womb is filled with amniotic fluid before birth, many wonder how babies can breathe in the womb. Even though moms provide oxygen […]

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Hersheypark Halloween: What to Know Before You Go

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Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania has been a fun family destination for over 100 years. Originally a place of leisure for the employees of the Hershey’s Chocolate Factory, the amusement park now has plenty of rides, attractions, and events for all families to enjoy. What time of year could be sweeter than visiting Hersheypark at Halloween? […]

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Pumpkins at Kentucky Kingdom: Your New Halloween Tradition!

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Kentucky Kingdom is a theme park with attractions for kids of all ages. From bumper cars to river rapids, there’s a variety of rides your family will enjoy. But one of the best experiences at this amusement park is during the fall — particularly around Halloween, and this year, Pumpkins at Kentucky Kingdom makes its debut. […]

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Kings Island is a beloved family destination just 24 miles outside of Cincinnati. Located in Mason, Ohio, this 364-acre amusement park has more than 100 attractions for families, as well as a water park. There are plenty of special events throughout the year, including live entertainment. But Halloween at Kings Island is one of the […]

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LEGOLAND is a great amusement park with a popular location near Tampa, FL. Whether you’re a Florida resident or planning a trip to Florida, a day spent at LEGOLAND will be a memorable one for your whole family. But Florida tourism shifts throughout the year, and even if you plan on visiting during one of […]

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If you love celebrating the holidays any time of year, Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari is the park for you. However, there are special times of the year — like Halloween at Holiday World that add an extra layer of fun. Here’s what to expect from the Happy Halloween weekends at this Santa Claus, Indiana […]

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a great amusement park for kids of all ages, and this family-friendly destination even has many attractions for parents. From the animal sightings to the award-winning shows, there’s never a shortage of things to see in the park. If you have smaller children or kids who don’t enjoy fast roller coasters, […]

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Some people go to theme parks to ride on roller coasters or enjoy the entertainment. But at a park like Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, the food is another big draw. If you’re visiting this Florida theme park, there are some restaurants and cafes you won’t want to miss during your time there. Here are the things […]

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is one of the best places to go in the area if you’re looking for an exciting day in the Florida sun. This amusement park has the roller coasters and attractions of a larger park, while still being affordable and easy enough to get around in. Whether you’re visiting or you […]

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is known for its fun, high speed roller coasters. What would a day at Busch Gardens be without the thrill of the fastest rides in the park? From spinning roller coasters to hybrid coasters, there’s something for everyone. Here are the best fast rides at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: Iron Gwazi […]

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