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  • Important Immunization Information

    Posted on June 5, 2017 by Sharee

    We've all been warned about the recent outbreak of Measles in our area. This Measles outbreak has been the largest outbreak to hit Minnesota since 1990 when 460 were sickened. Two new cases were reported this past Monday in LeSueur County, bringing the current outbreak's total to 58. Per the state's guide...Continue Reading

    Filed Under: About Ladybug, Tips for Parents
  • Teaching Your Child About Memorial Day

    Posted on May 24, 2017 by Sharee

    Memorial Day is one of the most popular US holidays, but teaching younger children the meaning of the day can be difficult. Here are some ways to educate your child about Memorial Day in a way they’ll understand.   Use terms they will understand Depending on age, using words like government an...Continue Reading

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  • Fun Snacks from our Scratch Kitchen

    Posted on June 2, 2016 by Sharee

    Did you know that Ladybug Child Care Centers serve healthy, home cooked meals for your child’s breakfast, lunch and snacks? Miss Jane, with her degree in Culinary Arts, plans each of our daily menus with the goal to introduce more vegetables, fruits and even different dishes to your little one. Here is a...Continue Reading

    Filed Under: Kitchen, Recipes
  • Keeping Your Child Fit and Healthy: Nutritional Facts You Should Know

    Posted on January 26, 2016 by Sharee

    It’s important to let children learn by themselves. But when it comes to nutrition, you can’t let children eat whatever they want. Instead, you must provide careful, supportive guidance to ensure your children learn how to make the best choices for themselves and their bodies. But, what is the best way t...Continue Reading

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  • Preparing for Preschool: What You Need to Know

    Posted on January 12, 2016 by Sharee

    When your child is about to start school, the nerves begin to set in. And all too often, these nerves are your own and not necessarily your child’s. It can be intimidating to prepare your child for preschool. After all, there’s so much to learn and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed as you try to teach yo...Continue Reading

    Filed Under: Preschool, Tips for Parents
  • 3 Strategies You Should Use to Encourage Healthy Sleep Habits

    Posted on December 29, 2015 by Sharee

    Every morning, afternoon, or night when it’s time for a nap or full night of sleep, all parents face the same problem: Your child doesn’t want to rest. Sure, sometimes they fall asleep on their own. But all too often, getting your child to nap or sleep at night is a challenge. This is problematic accor...Continue Reading

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  • Get Your Child to Fall in Love With Reading

    Posted on December 15, 2015 by Sharee

    The new year is soon approaching; 2016 can be the year to focus on your child's kindergarten readiness preparation. While teaching children how to start reading, we can also help them to fall in love with reading. Luckily, getting your child to fall in love with reading isn’t difficult (especially if you ch...Continue Reading

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  • Choosing the “Right” Toys for Children: What Should You Look For?

    Posted on December 1, 2015 by Sharee

    When you go to the toy store, there are thousands of options for your little one. But which are the “right” toys that you should actually be purchasing? Chances are, you haven’t really considered this question before. In fact, most parents will purchase the toys that their children ask for (especiall...Continue Reading

    Filed Under: Play, Tips for Parents
  • Your Role (and the Roles of Others) in Raising a Compassionate Child

    Posted on November 17, 2015 by Sharee

    At first glance, children don’t seem very compassionate. But you shouldn’t let the temper tantrums over sharing fool you: children are actually far more compassionate than many think. However, not all children are as compassionate as others. Their environments and upbringing has a lot to do with how th...Continue Reading

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  • Children Grieve Too

    Posted on November 25, 2014 by Sharee

    “When is my mommy coming home from heaven? I’ve been waiting and waiting.”  -Question asked by 5-year-old whose mother has just died The old adage that children don’t experience grief as deeply as adults is just that, old. Grief is a normal and natural reaction for children experiencing divorce, sep...Continue Reading

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