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Children’s Books That Encourage Kindness Towards Others

indness is one of the most important character traits, but sometimes kids need an extra reminder about the best ways to be kind to others or why kindness matters. These books provide that reminder in creative and appealing ways. Happy reading with children! 1.... (more...)

Teaching Math Concepts To Preschoolers

Many people misunderstand, at first, what it means to learn math at early age. They remember how they learned the multiplication tables for example—tedious and boring, hours of painful repetition that was certainly not the first choice of activities.... (more...)

Music in Preschool

None of us would shirk from teaching math or language even if we didn’t feel comfortable with those subjects (or we would find resources that could do it for us, if we were truly unable). But for some reason, when people aren’t musical, it’s easy... (more...)

How can I speed up my toddler who loves to dawdle?

Dawdlers have been known to magically speed up once there’s a race on. Instead of asking her to hurry (which isn’t so fun), say, “I wonder if you can put on your jacket before I do,” or “Mommy’s going to get to the... (more...)

Preschoolers and Praise: What Kinds of Messages Help Kids Grow?

A three-year-old dressed in a superhero cape collapses in a corner and yells, “I can’t put on my shoes! I can’t!” A four-year-old proudly sets the table “all by myself,” only to fall apart when a glass of water tips over. Preschool children... (more...)

May you be blessed with a child…

May you be blessed with a child… who defies you So you may learn to release control With one who doesn’t listen So you may learn to tune in With one who loves to procrastinate So you learn the beauty of stillness With one who forgets things So... (more...)

Growth Mindsets

I recently found the article in which one of the leading researchers in the field of motivation, the psychologist Carol Dweck of Stanford University, was answering questions about her extensive research on “mindset.” Dr. Dweck’s research has... (more...)

How to Teach Kids to Set and Achieve Goals at a Young Age

As parents, one time or another we have all experienced the frustration of knowing our children aren’t trying hard enough to accomplish we know they are more than able to do. While the initial reaction would be to harp and push, it’s important not... (more...)

Thank you for choosing West Hollywood Children’s Academy!

Summer is over and the new school year is about to begin. The upcoming school year will be our 24th anniversary! Lots of achievements, adventures, and changes are ahead of us! Your children will enjoy the finest academic preschool *and* be cared for... (more...)

The Hundred Languages of Children

The child is made of one hundred. The child has a hundred languages, a hundred hands, a hundred thoughts, a hundred ways of thinking, of playing, of speaking, a hundred ways of listening, of marveling, of loving, a hundred joys for singing and understanding, a... (more...)