For Parents

Play is the Best Way!

Play may be as old as human existence itself. The philosopher Plato once said, “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Our brains are hardwired for playing. In fact, for young children there is no distinction between playing and learning. To a child, it’s [...]
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Amazing Cleanliness at Amazing Kids

With the flu at epidemic proportions this year are you wondering how safe it is to bring your child to daycare? Life is busy and hectic enough without having to worry about your child bringing home a bug to share with the entire family! School for Amazing Kids™ goes the extra mile to make sure [...]
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A Busy Parent’s Guide to Starting 2018

What does honoring the New Year mean when you’re a parent to a child under 5? As a working mom with a 10-month-old, I don’t have a lot of time to sit and reflect on the year that’s just whizzed by me. Sure, I’d love to sit down with a cup of cocoa, gaze out [...]

Why So Shy?

What does every parent want? For their child to grow up to be a happy, well-adjusted adult with the necessary social skills to succeed in life. Good social skills are crucial for building friendships and learning how to empathize with others. Don’t worry if your child is shy and isn’t making friends as easily as [...]

Friends Aren’t Food

Our children’s behavior can be inconvenient at times—even downright embarrassing! Please… don’t pretend you don’t know what I mean. I know you get it… I saw how you acted at Publix the other day when Junior was running along the top of the aisle throwing cans at innocent shoppers. Oh… sorry… maybe that was someone [...]

Max the Magnificent Learns Listening

The School for Amazing Kids had amazing teachers. Max’s teacher, Miss Christina, loved to garden. She had been growing plants and caring for them since she was a little girl. Miss Christina shared her love of gardening with her class by teaching them how to grow a bean plant. “I’m going to climb my beanstalk [...]

Don’t Come Back ‘til Dark! – The Benefits of Outdoor Play

Growing up, I remember absolutely living outside. If my school books made it into the house, the sound of them hitting my bedroom floor was followed almost instantly by the noise of the front door closing as I went outside. Back in the day—and I realize that was a long time ago—life was a little [...]

A School of Sharks

You’ve just discovered that your child’s daycare is in fact not a fun place to learn and play with friends, but instead filled with a collection of ravenous little creatures out for blood.  And one of them decided that your precious baby looked delicious and went ahead and took a bite—it’s time to set out [...]

Reading for Fun and Profit—Raising a Child Who Loves to Read

Okay, okay… I’ll be the first to admit that your child isn’t going to make a lot of money immediately by learning to read. I did get you to read this far, though, right? And, later on in your child’s life, it will prove invaluable: a huge amount of business and workplace communications are conducted [...]

So Your Kid’s a Biter? What Not to Do

First off, don’t refer to your child as ‘a biter.’  This is a normal—and temporary—way for young children to respond to feelings and situations they don’t know how to deal with properly.  Adding a label causes you to see and respond to them differently, and it’s unwarranted.  Excellent educators and caregivers are painstakingly careful not [...]