Fun-Filled Family Events In Hoboken, NJ for The Holidays December 11th, 2017

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With snow in the air and the smell of fresh baked sweets and pumpkin spice lattes on our minds, it’s time to celebrate the holidays in Hoboken again! From the traditional Christmas tree lighting and breakfast dates with Santa, to concerts and craft fairs, there are tons of great family activities right around the corner […]

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3 Games You Can Play at Home to Help Teach Your Child a New Language December 4th, 2017

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Support your child’s academic language learning with fun games at home! Little ones respond best to homework when it is made into a game. Playing language games with your child is not just a great way to help them retain and build on their language learning, it is also an opportunity for you to learn […]

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Spanish Language Learning: Bilingual Programs Build Connections November 28th, 2017

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Dual language programs, starting as early as PreSchool, introduce bilingualism and diversity into the classroom, exposing youngsters to different languages, cultures and experiences. Children’s brains are like sponges and they soak up other languages more quickly when they begin learning at young ages. This ability decreases with time. This is due to early brain development […]

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French Language Learning: 5 Reasons Your Child Should Study French November 20th, 2017

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Why encourage your child to learn French? So they can order pommes de terre at La Bouche Cafe with a perfect accent? Well, yes. But that’s not the only reason. There are more benefits to learning French than showcasing your language skills in a fancy restaurant. French is a versatile language with wide-ranging benefits. Below […]

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Extraordinary Benefits of Mandarin Language Learning for Children November 13th, 2017

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Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken native language in the world, with 960 million people using it as their first language. Despite China’s many regions, language groups, and dialects, Mandarin has been the lingua franca of China and Taiwan for more than 500 years. As China has grown in recent decades to become a […]

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Building A Foundation with The International Baccalaureate October 30th, 2017

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As our world continues to globalize, today’s students need exposure to international cultures and ideas. Those students who are fortunate enough to have access to an International Baccalaureate program receive not only an excellent education but also a solid foundation for the future. For nearly fifty years, International Baccalaureate (IB) has offered programs for preschool […]

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How the Imagination Helps Children Learn October 30th, 2017

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It’s not uncommon to see a young child step into the world of make believe. Relying solely on their imagination, children host tea parties and pretend to be Jedi knights. They turn boxes into castles and playgrounds into entire worlds of their own creation. The act of pretending — of stepping into a character and […]

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Learning A New Language Through Music: Why Is Music So Powerful? October 23rd, 2017

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Whether you are trying to improve your young child’s English language proficiency or develop their skills in a second language, you cannot go wrong by using music. Preschool children’s brains are sponges. They learn very quickly. But they are too young to sit and take notes, nor will they conjugate verbs for homework. They will, […]

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Why Role Playing is Important for Child Development October 16th, 2017

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It’s a known fact, among parents and child care professionals, that children love to role play. They will try on outfits, create dialogue, and use any household object to create a character for as long as their playmates will cooperate. Children will pretend to be almost anything they can find a prop for. However, this […]

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Yoga in the Classroom: Learning Healthy Habits October 9th, 2017

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Yoga is a traditional Indian practice, introduced to Western culture by enthusiasts desiring to integrate meditative exercises into a bustling modern society. In sanskrit, yoga means union of body and mind; achieved through focused deep breathing or pranayama, with a series of postures or asanas. Through the years, yoga has evolved from its spiritual origins, […]

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10 Great Family Activities in Hoboken October 2nd, 2017

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Hoboken, New Jersey, probably isn’t the first city that comes to mind when brainstorming family vacations and outings, but after enjoying the numerous activities Hoboken has to offer, it won’t be forgotten! Are you looking for new adventures for your family to experience together in Hoboken? Here are ten great ones to get you started! […]

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How Does Language Learning Affect Brain Development in Children? September 25th, 2017

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Raising a child who is bilingual may seem like a daunting task. Maybe you learned a second language as an adult and you remember how difficult it was for you, or maybe you aren’t sure if a child is capable of picking up the intricacies of two separate languages. You may not realize that a […]

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10 Awesome Activities in Hoboken to Keep the Kids Busy After-School September 18th, 2017

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by Tori Galatro Whether your son or daughter has just started first grade or they’re already filling out college applications, after school activities are a great way for kids to explore their individuality, make friends, continue their learning outside of school, and develop new skills. New York City offers amazing opportunities, but there’s no need […]

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5 Compelling Reasons Preschool/Early Education is so Important September 11th, 2017

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Young children have an innate desire to learn and explore. Notice how children will begin to investigate their world as soon as they can walk and begin to experiment with language as soon as they can talk. Children attempt to make sense of all the new sights, sounds, and textures they encounter. Now, imagine if […]

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Why Teaching Your Child a New Language Will Not Harm their English Skills September 4th, 2017

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All parents want their children to thrive. Unfortunately, sometimes myths, rather than actual research, can lead our decisions as parents. A common piece of parenting folklore states that we might harm our children’s English language skills if we introduce the child to a new language during toddlerhood. This is simply not true. Busting A Myth […]

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