Love of Literature
At Kids `R` Kids Learning Academy of Cary, we realize when we teach a child to love reading, all other aspects of learning will come more easily. With that concept in mind, we seek to encourage the love of reading through a new program called “Love of Literature.” Every month children get to study an author and select books on which to focus for the month. We also welcome parents, grandparents and special guests to be our classroom readers. We love to see your child`s eyes light up with joy and excitement as they explore new realms through reading and learn the love of literature.
We are blessed with a diverse family at Kids `R` Kids of Cary. Our diversity allows us to introduce your child to many different languages throughout each of our programs. We understand the advantages of learning another language in the early childhood years. Children are given weekly Spanish lessons provided by a visiting professional who specializes in Spanish. We also provide each classroom with a circle time box filled with teaching aids representing many other languages. Some examples of different languages are German, French, Shwalili, Chinese, and some Indian dialects. Our teachers introduce counting, colors, the days of the week, basic greetings, and much more.
We are proud to encourage a broad spectrum of language arts and are pleased to announce our Sign Language program. Sign language helps develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and a sensitivity and inclusion of diversity in communication. Our Sign Language program starts in our infant room with our Baby Sign Language Program. It continues throughout all of our programs with the American Standard Sign Language Cards. Children who have not yet developed their own verbal vocabulary are able to communicate through our Sign Language program, which helps to eliminate frustration and facilitate individual and fulfilled expression.
Health and Fitness
Your child’s good health is very important to us. Every day at Kids ‘R’ Kids includes plenty of time for physical play. We have a large playground area with age-appropriate playground equipment and plenty of space to run and play. It is our pleasure to see children laugh, run, and develop a healthier body while having fun with friends. Recent studies indicate that our cultural habits and fast food consumption have enabled childhood obesity. This problem has reached epidemic proportions, but Kids ‘R’ Kids has a solution. We know how important physical activity is to any child’s development. That’s why our centers include the Kids ‘R’ Kids Health and Fitness Challenge. This is an important part of our Curriculum Program that provides all the tools needed for kids of all ages to enjoy and learn healthy habits. We emphasize the food pyramid, healthy bodies, physical fitness, and family style dining. We also stress the importance of team cooperation, fair play, and physical well-being. At Kids ‘R’ Kids of Cary, we want all of our families to enjoy a strong and healthy lifestyle!
As an introductory program, Childcare Yoga offers many benefits for your child’s mind, body, heart, and overall physical and mental health. Strength, flexibility, and development of fine and gross motors skills are key features that make yoga the perfect tool for interactive learning and health. Childcare Yoga gives children a tool for refocusing, which can be used throughout life. It also builds self-confidence, physical fitness, imagination, and coordination. We are proud to implement our Childcare Yoga program with all ages, including infants.
Kids ‘R’ Kids Dancing
The art of dance can reach deep into your child`s heart and bring new levels of joy and fun. We want every moment at Kids `R` Kids to be a joy-filled experience. We work to create an environment for children to learn and express themselves freely through music and movement. Come dance with us!
Music is an incredible tool used for brain development. At Kids ‘R’ Kids, our music programs expose children to a variety of cultures, musical styles, and techniques. We also use music to awaken their inner abilities, and hidden talents. Children are able to engage in singing exercises, play instruments, and even compose their very own musical masterpieces! We know that all children have a song in their heart and we can’t wait to hear it!
Children in our culture are growing up in a technological environment that is developing and changing everyday. Our goal is to prepare and equip your child to feel comfortable using computers. We seek to expand their learning experiences now, throughout the elementary years, and beyond. In addition to the computers in our pre-kindergarten classrooms, we also offer computer classes on a weekly basis. Who knows? Perhaps your child will be the next Bill Gates!