Compassionate Books for Young Readers

One of the most important things books do for children is help them establish the way they interact with the world.  It reinforces behaviors, morals and guides for interacting with the world around them, teaching them things like kindness, empathy and compassion through stories and examples.  In all honesty, they can be a great antidote…

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Funny Books to Read With Your Kids

Funny Books to Read With Your Kids

Laughing and having fun when reading with your kids is a great time for everyone involved.  It’s great for family bonding, it’s great for promoting learning, it’s a load of fun – it’s the best of all possible worlds.  We love turning reading time into laugh time – here are some of our absolute favorite…

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Great Words of Encouragement for Your Children

Great Words of Encouragement for Your Children

It’s important to give your children positive feedback.  It helps boost their self-esteem and to show your love and support.  We’re told this time and time again, and it really is a very important part of parenting. The problem is, no one really tells us what sort of words of encouragement to use.  We rely…

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Fun Fall Family Activities

Fun Fall Family Activities

With the temperature dropping and school starting up again, fall is a big change from summer.  That means the sorts of activities you can do with your children change, as well.  That being said, the cold weather and occasional rain or snow doesn’t mean outdoor activities are off the menu!  Here are some fun seasonal…

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Tips for Cleaning Up After Art Activities

Tips for Cleaning Up After Art Activities

Everyone always says how important it is to encourage your child’s creativity, and it’s really true.  Arts and crafts inspire their creativity, boosts their manual dexterity and increases their self-confidence. It also can leave a massive mess behind. I know one of the things that makes me hesitant about setting up arts and crafts projects…

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3 Hilarious Children's Books

3 Hilarious Children’s Books

Learning stick a lot better when it’s fun.  This is true in all walks of life, but especially when it comes to reading.  Having fun during reading improves reading comprehension and increases reading retention, helping boost learning and reading skills quickly.  That explains the ongoing popularity of children’s authors like Dr. Seuss – by incorporating…

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Fun Educational Activities for Young Children

Fun Educational Activities for Young Children

Our theme this month is education continuing at home.  It can be hard, at times, to think of new ways to help expand your child’s learning opportunities in fun and exciting ways.  That’s alright – there’s no need to re-invent the wheel.  There are many great resources available to help you come up with some…

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Learning Continues At Home

Learning Continues At Home

Your child’s educational development is very important.  That’s why here at Lullaboo, we’re very proud of our preschool program, where we encourage all to participate in both large and small group activities.  These include dramatic, play, arts and crafts, sensory experiences, cooking, woodworking, small and large motor activities, outdoor play and special field trips. That…

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Fun Nonfiction Books for Kids

Fun Nonfiction Books for Kids

Books are fantastic gift ideas for young children.  At that age, they’re eager to learn about the world and things that interest them – kids will often read the same book literally hundreds of times if it’s about their favorite things.  We’re also in a bit of a renaissance for children’s writing – in both…

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Great Toys to Inspire STEM Learning!

Great Toys to Inspire STEM Learning!

Playtime is an important part of any child’s development – and as a parent, you can help guide that development by providing them with toys, games and activities that will boost their education.  STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – is a great set of skills that can be easily developed through toys and…

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The Importance of Play for Young Children

The Importance of Play for Young Children

The instinct to do everything you can to help your children develop is a noble one, of course.  There’s a feeling that you should be doing everything you can to help them through guided activities, designed to get the most out of their time.  While these “enrichment” and adult-directed activities are a great way to…

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Great Books for Parents

Great Books for Parents

There’s nothing like settling in with a good book.  Whether you’re reading one for advice, for comfort – or just to laugh and relax – a book is the perfect way to end a day. We love books here at Lullaboo.  We want to share with you a few of our favorites – modern takes…

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3 Ways to Make Your Car More Child-Friendly

3 Ways to Make Your Car More Child-Friendly

Traveling with children in the car is a fact of life – but cars aren’t really designed with children in mind.  That’s not to say they’re inherently unsafe or anything, just that most cars are designed for the comfort and safety of adult passengers, hence why you need special equipment to ensure the safety of…

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Ideas for Planning an Affordable Birthday Party for Your Kid

Ideas for Planning an Affordable Birthday Party for Your Kid

Birthday parties can be one of the highlights of a child’s life.  A fun, exciting birthday party is an opportunity to hang out with friends and have unique, exciting experiences.  However, there’s been a bit of an arms race in the parenting community, with bigger and bigger birthday bashes becoming the standard. You don’t have…

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Lullaboo - Celebration of Donors

Lullaboo’s 2017 SickKids Foundation Campaign

To all of our friends and family here at Lullaboo: it’s that time of year again! For the fourth straight year, Lullaboo is running a BBQ season, to help support SickKids!  Each of our centers will have an event this month, dedicated to raising money for this worthy cause.  In the psat, we’ve raised over…

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Solving Parenting Disagreements

Solving Parenting Disagreements

It happens to everyone sooner or later – you and your partner don’t agree on some aspect of parenting.  Even two people who are generally on the same page can find themselves disagreeing from time to time, and when you throw in the wildcard aspect of a child in the mix, people can come to…

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Two Ways to Save Your Preschooler’s Artwork

Two Ways to Save Your Preschooler’s Artwork

One of the most important things you can do to help your child’s growth is to encourage their creativity.  Creativity helps your children problem-solve, innovate and explore new areas.   It leads to higher self-esteem and motivation – it’s a very important part of a child’s early development.  One way to help encourage that creativity is…

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Tips for Teaching Your Kids Healthy Choices

Tips for Teaching Your Kids Healthy Choices

One of the most important things you can impart on your kids is the importance of making healthy choices and taking care of their bodies.  Learning that at a young age is key to improving health later in life, as well as handling self-esteem issues. This doesn’t mean you should whip out the scale and…

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How to Handle an Aggressive Toddler

How to Handle an Aggressive Toddler

The toddler phase is an important part of your child’s development.  They’re learning to think and act independently, to explore the world around them and to interact with their environment.  The problem is, many toddlers take a while to pick up on impulse control, and that can lead to aggressive behaviors.  Hitting, pushing and biting…

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Fun Staycation Ideas For Young Families

Fun Staycation Ideas For Young Families

A vacation is a great way to get away from it all – to relax and enjoy some time off.  However, sometimes, a full-fledged vacation is out of the question, especially when young children are involved.  They can be expensive and time-consuming, and travelling with kids can sometimes be more stressful than just staying home!…

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