summer camp activities

Why children need summer camp experiences

By | Skipwith Blog

If you can recall being a camper or remember working as a camp counselor, you already know the benefits of a traditional, recreational summer camp. If you never had a camp experience, you may not realize how significant summer camp can be for children.   Consider a few of the following reasons to send your children…

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Tips to Help Children Sleep Well During the Holidays

By | Skipwith Blog

By Malia Jacobson Parents’ holiday wishes are simple: children tucked snug in bed, dreaming of sugar plums. But for families with small children, the winter holidays aren’t always sleep-friendly. From late-night parties and holiday travel to school performances and visiting relatives, the holiday season is packed with sleep disruptions. Unfortunately, this can leave children tired…

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Skipwith Academy at Westchester Commons Granted Accreditation by NAEYC

By | News

Skipwith Academy at Westchester Commons was recently granted accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). In the 30 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC—less than ten percent of all…

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Skipwith Academy VP Leads Chinese Child Care Forum

By | News, Skipwith Blog

Dr. Rosemary Burton, Vice President of Accreditation and Industry Relations for Skipwith Academy recently spent several weeks working with an organization that is bringing western curriculum practices to Chinese children and families.  The Chinese government is looking at the successful practices in education in America and is encouraging western experts to provide training to Chinese…

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The Power of Reading: Age Appropriate Tips for Teaching Your Child To Read

By | Colonial Heights, Forest Avenue, Hanover, Huguenot, News, Pebble Creek, Rutland, Skipwith Blog, Wellesley/Short Pump, Westchester Commons, Woodlake

  Reading to your child every day is the best single way to ensure that he or she develops a lifelong love for reading. The key is to introduce your child to books that are developmentally appropriate, and to share your love of reading through daily reading together. This creates a lasting bond and a…

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