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Child Care of Southwest Florida-10 Reasons Why Kindergarten Is Too Late

FREE E-Book:

10 Reasons Why
Kindergarten Is Too Late

Did you know that the human brain develops most rapidly during the first few years of life? Learning patterns established before the age of five significantly affect a child’s learning capacity for the future.   You’ll learn about this and more in our free e-book:
  • Social and emotional benefits of early childhood care
  • Play vs. instruction
  • Economic ties to child care
  • The role of the family in teaching
Child Care of Southwest Florida-12 Fun Things To Do With Your Children in Southwest Florida

FREE E-Book:

12 Fun Things to Do with Your
Children in Southwest Florida

Whether you’re new to the area or have lived here for many years, there is always family fun to be had and there may be new activities you’ve never tried before.

In this free e-book, you’ll discover:
  • Family fun at Lakes Park
  • Exploring the islands of Captiva and Sanibel
  • Four Freedoms Park
  • Activities in the Everglades
  • Rainy day activities
Child Care of Southwest Florida-13 Tips For Enjoying Family Fun In the Florida Sun

FREE E-Book:

13 Tips for Enjoying Family
Fun in the Florida Sun

Whether you’re new to the area or have lived here for many years, there is always family fun to be had and there may be new activities you’ve never tried before.

In this free e-book, you’ll discover:
  • How to shop healthier at the store
  • How to make healthy food fun
  • The do’s and don’ts of children’s nutrition
  • How to develop good eating habits
Child Care of Southwest Florida-12 Nutritional Hints & Tips For Your Children

FREE E-Book:

12 Nutrition Hints &
Tips for Your Children

Many parents have the desire to keep their children healthy, but they are unsure exactly how to achieve this. There are many easy steps you can take to help your child develop healthy eating habits. This informational resource will show you how.

In this free e-book, you’ll discover:
  • How to shop healthier at the store
  • How to make healthy food fun
  • The do’s and don’ts of children’s nutrition
  • How to develop good eating habits
Child Care of Southwest Florida-10 Ways To Make A Major Difference In Your Childs Life

FREE E-Book:

10 Ways to Make a Major
Difference in Your Child’s Life

We all wish parenting came with an instruction manual, but it doesn’t! However, there are ways you can learn to make a difference in the life of your child. Setting a good example and instilling confidence in your child starts with you.

This free e-book will show you how to:
  • Foster a good relationship with your child
  • Encourage your child to reach answers on their own
  • Incorporate exercise and nutritional eating
  • Overcome parenting challenges
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