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May 21, 2014

When Technology Calls, We Answer

Introducing our special guest blogger: Holly Elissa Bruno, MA, JD, keynoted at Doodle Bugs! Annual Early Childhood Education Conference. She is a best-selling author who keynotes internationally on early childhood leadership. To read her blog, go to Holly Elissa, who served as Assistant Attorney General for the state of Maine, refers to herself as Read More »

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May 5, 2014

Understanding Routines: Why Are They So Important?

Contributed by Jennifer Horner, Doodle Bugs! Education Specialist Children are born into a world which they have never known. Everything is new, mysterious, and sometimes frightening. One of their first securities is a parent’s voice and warm arms. They start to notice routines around them; the way the world transforms from day to night. As Read More »

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April 28, 2014

Doodle Bugs! Children’s Centers Participates in Screen-Free Week

As technology advances and younger generations become more tech-savvy, Doodle Bugs! recognizes the need for devices in certain classrooms; thus, our partnership with, which uses ad and commercial-free programing as a teaching tool. However, the core of our curriculum and program is a full day of hands-on learning, including experiences in art, music and Read More »

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April 21, 2014

It’s the Little Things: Understanding Why “Good Job” isn’t Always “Good”

As busy parents with young children, it’s inevitable that at some point we’ve become distracted while our kiddos are telling us about something they just accomplished. Or we want to react positively when they are excited. There’s also a good chance that in response to that announcement, we’ve replied “good job.” To most, “good” praise Read More »

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April 7, 2014

Help Teach Children to Minimize the Germ Farm

It can sometimes be a challenge for a young child to stop playing long enough to use the bathroom, let alone getting them to hold off on playing even longer to wash their hands. Though, the idea of good hygiene and germs can be comprehended by even toddlers. Our Doodle Bugs! faculty not only follows Read More »

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February 13, 2014

Make Dinnertime Be More than Food

With the Doodle Bugs! Standard of the Week focusing on mealtimes, we thought it a good time to remind parents that their own mealtimes can be more about food. Easier said than done, right? For working parents, mealtimes during the week can often be a time of high stress; between preparing the meal, ensuring your Read More »

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December 6, 2013

Doodle Bugs! Suggests Top Five Educational Toys this Holiday Season

For many parents of young children, the holiday shopping season becomes a painstaking session of research and deliberation in deciding what toys to purchase. There really should be a flow chart for holiday shopping for children. We imagine it would go something like this: Is it age-appropriate? Yes, next question. Is it budget friendly? Yes, Read More »

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November 20, 2013

Teaching Children How to be Thankful this Holiday

The holidays are such a festive time of year, with many opportunities to entertain, enjoy good food and friends and celebrate the season. However, it’s easy to be swept up in those activities and forget the meaning behind the holidays, in particular Thanksgiving. As parents, we strive every day to instill good values in our Read More »

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June 4, 2013

Poolin’ Around This Summer? Parents, Keep These Safety Tips in Mind

Summer just wouldn’t be the same without some pool time, so Doodle Bugs! has made Swim Club a part of its annual summer camp program. Each week, campers get the chance to enjoy water play and swimming at a local pool. However, this treasured summer activity is not just fun and games; it has a serious side to Read More »

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May 6, 2013

Tips for Parents on Sun Safety for Kids

It’s tempting for parents to open the doors and let the kids run free outside now that the winter is finally behind us, but before you do there are some things you need to know about that warm, beautiful sunshine. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, 80% of lifetime sun exposure occurs during childhood—and just Read More »

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