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Embrace Story Sharing

“We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.”
– Jonathan Gottschall


We all have a beautiful story to share. Don’t ignore or disregard your story; own it and embrace it. All too often we hide our truth from others because we are fearful they might judge us, think less of us, or “unfriend” us. And as we grow older, we often forget how much we are actually comforted by story-sharing. Just ask any little one what they want to do before bedtime, and their answer would likely be, “Tell me a story!” The fixed routine of a bedtime story before sleeping has a relaxing effect. The soothing voice of the person telling the story allows for a calm atmosphere in which the child can more easily fall asleep. This emotional response creates a bond between the storyteller and the listener.

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Embrace Creativity

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”­
– Osho


We’re born creative, however, we are not alike in our creativity. We use our creativity in different ways and in different areas of life. The only mistake when thinking about creativity, is thinking we don’t have any. Here’s a fun exercise: Think of five things you could do with a new box of crayons. Now notice how thinking of those five things made you feel. If you laughed at the silliness of your ideas, you’re feeling one of the positive benefits of creativity and you didn’t have to write a single sentence or draw a single line.

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Embrace the Fall Routine

“Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.” ­
– Dr. Suess


Littles are typically feeling two emotions when fall rolls around: excitement and nervousness. Getting back into a routine can be an adjustment for both littles and parents. One great idea is to start small and slow; ease into the ‘back to school’ routine a few weeks before the actual first day of school. Anytime there is an abrupt change within a littles life, numerous feelings flood their mind; such as anxiety, confusion, or nervousness. This is why easing back into the fall routine is so very important, to keep your little calm, aware, and excited about the transition. Make the night before count. In addition to brushing their teeth and washing their hands, add picking out their clothes to the nighttime routine. Build in some scheduled reading time before bed or in the afternoon, this will assist you with easing into ‘homework’ time. Most importantly, and my favorite tip, is talk with your littles. Talk with them about the upcoming school year, help them set personal goals for themselves, make a chart that helps with homework, goals, and/or time management. Reassure them, the precious beings they are, that it is okay to feel nervous but encourage them to get excited about a new chapter in their little lives. They feel what you feel…so be aware of your own facial expressions and body language. Tell them and show them just how exciting this new school year will be!

– Jessica Smith, B.S.

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Remain Positive

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ­
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Child chilling in leaves

Remain positive. Positive thinking…it can sound simple, but often, not easy. Our life consists of ups and downs, challenges and changes, however, we often can forget the benefits of remaining positive. Buddha once said, “We are what we think.” This is why it’s so important to consistently choose a positive way of thinking and make an optimistic attitude – habit or second nature. There are numerous advantages of being positive, let me share with you just a few.

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Kidz Go Eco Winner of the 2020 Eco-Excellence Award

Congratulations to our Children, Parents, and Teaching Staff!

Kidz Go Eco was selected as a winner of the 2020 ecomaine eco-Excellence Award for our efforts to promote sustainability in our community. On March 10th, 2020, we received this award for the second time! (We also received the award in 2014.) We wanted to take a moment to let our families know what a difference your children are making in their community.

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Embracing Our Eco-Friendly Preschool

Parents! You care about the environment and also your family’s health, so it’s time to embrace your eco-friendly preschool.

It’s so nice to see that many preschools and childcare centers around the U.S. are embracing eco-friendly ways to create an eco-happy-healthy lifestyle.

The State of Oregon’s Environmental Council has taken a pioneering role in certifying child-care centers and preschools with their Eco-Healthy Child Care program. Kidz Go Eco has qualified as an “Eco-Healthy” facility by completing a 25 element checklist that highlights 25 steps preschools can take to ensure a safe place for children. Please check our Eco-Friendly Tips which shows our commitment to reducing a child’s exposure to toxins and other environmental health hazards.

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