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Summer Reading: The Best Books for Preschoolers

It’s just a few days until summer is here! Summer breaks aren’t just a time for fun games and trips to the beach. It is also a wonderful time to catch up on your kid’s reading. If you’re still in the process of building your collection…
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Easy 4th of July Craft for Toddlers

The Fourth of July brings together families in a day filled with fireworks, parades, and get-togethers. You can feel the spirit of freedom with festive items in red, white, and blue. And what better way to celebrate this day than to create exciting…
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Helping Your Child Cope with Back-to-School Anxiety

Ever since the pandemic started, children and parents have been required to stay inside the house. Due to this, kids have limited chances to interact with their peers. This situation makes it more difficult for preschoolers to prepare for formal…
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Beating the Summer Slide: Activities to Keep Your Kid’s Brain Active

Summer breaks are a time for beaches, waterparks, and fun games under the sun! It’s the time of year that every child looks forward to because they get to enjoy a much-deserved break. But sometimes, kicking back, and revelling in the enjoyment…
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Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Most kids enter kindergarten at the age of five. The idea that children should be ready for school at five years old is a hot topic for debate, however.  Some argue that age is just a number. If you think about it, kids learn to walk and…
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The Benefits of a STEAM Approach to Curriculum

Preparing your child for the next step in education is an important responsibility. Part of this involves ensuring that your kid learns in a way that stimulates their critical thinking, observation, and communication skills.  With that said,…
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Choosing the Right Child Care Option for Your Kids

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Raising kids with a full-time job can be difficult. That’s why most parents consider child care options, especially when their schedules are too hectic to take care of their little ones. But with countless options available, it can be hard…
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What are the Benefits of Learning Another Language?

At first glance, teaching your child to learn a new language may seem daunting. After all, wouldn't it be too much to take on for your little one? But the truth is, your child can easily soak up a new language like a sponge. And this is especially…
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Rayito Daycare & Preschool COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

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We want our families to know that we care deeply and prioritize the health and safety of each child in our care.  Rayito de Sol Staff will work directly with the Department of Health and Center for Disease Control (CDC) for the duration of…
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Rayito Spanish Immersion Toddler Program Highlight

Raytio Spanish Immersion Toddler Program Today we are excited to go over our Spanish Immersion toddler program at Rayito de Sol! 16 Months to 33 Months Offered at all Rayito de Sol locations WHAT IS A TODDLER? The word toddler…