The Power of Nap: Building the Child's Brain

As adults, the nap is a cherished past time that is rare, elusive and loved by many. It lets us catch up on missed sleep, rest our bones, and shut down our brain for an hour or two. However, for young children, naps are crucial in the development of their intellectual and physical abilities. The importance of naps to young children was reaffirmed by a recent study, showing that kids ability to process and remember information was much higher in those that napped regularly.

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Paul Russumanno
KTown & Friends: Everly & Co.

Gemma is a working professional, mother, and writer. After giving birth to her baby boy Isaiah, and taking time to tend to her little family, Gemma’s passion for writing was reinvigorated. She began exploring the daily struggles, joys and learning curves that come with being a new mom, always reflecting on the little moments, and embracing the big milestones.

This eventually turned into Everly & Co. a blog about millenial motherhood, self-reflection, and raising a baby boy.

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Paul Russumanno
KTown Cook Book: Quick and Easy Carrot Hummus

Every month, Chef Alyssa will open up her cookbook to share with our families and friends her kid-friendly recipes, tips and tricks. After only a year in the KTown Kitchen, she has created a whole bunch of nutritious and tasty meals that have become fan favorites!

Her first quick and easy recipe is a delicious carrot humus that takes only minutes to make!

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Paul Russumanno
The Magic of Music

Just like math, science, and literacy, music plays a very important role in a child’s development. From gross and fine motor skills, literacy and social skills, the magic of music in early childhood development is unlimited. Teresa Cirillo of Studio E provides a breakdown of these benefits, and potential of growth through music at an early age.

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Paul Russumanno
A Kindertown Book Club

This is our first ever edition of the Kindertown Book Club! Each month we will be sharing with you some of our favorite children’s stories, how they relate to our own work in the classroom, and the questions and conversations you can evoke with your child. Our first of many Book Club recommendations is the Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers.

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KTown & Friends: Dr. Mary Peric

Dr. Mary Peric is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, lactation educator and mother to a Kindertown child. She has dedicated her life to understanding the human body, and the tools necessary to ensure a healthy active lifestyle. Born and raised in Hamilton, and practicing out of Waterdown, Dr. Peric is passionate about educating families on their steps they can take to ensure healthy growth for the entire family.

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Paul Russumanno
Surviving the Holiday Hustle

Despite all the good spirits and merry cheer, the Holiday Hustle is real. Along with the regular, day-to-day grind, the end of year also means shopping trips, hosting, visiting and eating (lots of eating). It’s hard to find a moment to yourself, but it’s important you do. Baby Beets gives K-Town parents some insights on how to stay healthy during the Holiday Hustle!

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Paul Russumanno