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Blog: Parenting Tips

Brain Development – Crossing the Midline

Posted on December 16, 2016 · Posted in Legacy Academy

Finger plays have been used in early childhood classrooms for many years- however, they seem to have taken a backseat recently to more “academic” skills. Did you know that fingerplays.. read more

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Quality Early Childhood Education

Posted on December 12, 2016 · Posted in Legacy Academy, Parenting Tips

A recently released study from the University of Chicago and University of Southern California Shaeffer Center presents new research that states a 13% ROI on early childhood programs.  The study.. read more

Let’s Explore How Children Develop Self-Control ~

Posted on December 2, 2016 · Posted in Legacy Academy

Our interactions with children and our reactions to their behaviors have a profound impact on how children learn to control their emotions and behaviors. Birth ~ 12 Months ~ Routines.. read more

Establish Routines Early

Posted on November 21, 2016 · Posted in Legacy Academy

Have you ever thought of the process each of us goes through to learn new skills and establish productive habits?  Establishing new ways to accomplish everyday tasks is what children.. read more


Posted on November 7, 2016 · Posted in Legacy Academy

What is it that reminds of your youth and the great outdoors?  I can imagine it was outdoor games such as tag, chase, and hide and seek. Perhaps you spent.. read more


Posted on October 28, 2016 · Posted in Legacy Academy

Fingerplays are simple, rhythmic activities that children enjoy. Try the following with your child: The Little Turtle There was a little turtle (make a fist) that lived in a box… read more


Posted on October 24, 2016 · Posted in Legacy Academy

Choking can happen when you least expect it and when you are totally prepared.  Be on the safe side and be ready by following the suggested guidelines below:   Do.. read more

When They Play, They Learn!

Posted on October 10, 2016 · Posted in Legacy Academy

What do children learn in the process of play? When Children…                       They Learn… Smile and coo at  people               How to engage others in.. read more

Parachute Play

Posted on October 3, 2016 · Posted in Legacy Academy

Parachute games not only are fun; they also strengthen upper-body muscles, promote teamwork, and are noncompetitive. Don’t worry, you needn’t purchase a fancy nylon multi-colored round chute with handles (although.. read more

Make a Terrarium

Posted on September 30, 2016 · Posted in Legacy Academy

Make a Terrarium A terrarium is a miniature world for plants.  It is also called an ecosystem.  The cool thing about an ecosystem is children can see evaporation, condensation, and.. read more