Top 10 Ways To Teach Your Child Kindness: Adapted from

From our friends at Black Bear Academy Make helping a family affair. When a friend gets sick or a local family falls on hard times, grown-ups know what to do. They send flowers, bake casseroles, and pass the collection plate at church. Get your kidsRead more

Kids Ask Why? Here’s a Resource with the Answers.

From our Friends at Black Bear Academy Why do I have to brush my teeth, Mom? How can I make my friends feel better when they are sad? What happens when we die? Why do I have to eat my vegetables? How am I differentRead more

Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

From our friends at Black Bear Academy   With the chaos of day to day life, a handheld device and a favorite cartoon on the TV can seem like an easy way to keep children entertained. These electronics are simple go-to to avoid a meltdowns atRead more

What Is this Mindfulness Stuff All About?

From our Friends at Black Bear Academy As parents and providers, not only should we teach our kids their ABCs and 123s, but it is essential to teach our kids how to accept and respond to their emotions. Building their emotional intelligence is just asRead more

Family Fun Activities for Over the Holiday Vacation

From our Friends at Black Bear Academy Have a family game night Chances are many of your family’s favorite board and card games reinforce social and academic skills such as attention, inhibition, turn taking, theory of mind, counting, reading, and drawing. Gather the group to play gamesRead more

Sharing Books

by our friends at Black Bear Academy “A book is a gift you can open again and again” ~Garrison Keillor As we end another successful Scholastic Book Fair at Black Bear Academy, and we approach the gift-giving season, we wanted to share some important tipsRead more

Black Bear Academy could be the best early education secret – but maybe not for long!

Black Bear Academy at 1801 W. Byron is not named after its owners and executive directors, Maureen and Kevin Black, as you might guess. It’s named after the animal, the black bear, who will ferociously protect her cubs against all dangers. The name was chosenRead more