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Why a Clean Home Is Important for Kids

Where you have kids, you have messes. That’s just the way it is with children. While messes are inevitable, that doesn’t mean your home still can’t be clean. Keeping your home clean of dirt and dust helps keep pathogens out and away from your kids. Aside from avoiding illness, here are other ways keeping a clean home will benefit your family.  Reduce Allergens in Your Home When dust and dirt have the chance to settle in your home, it can cause serious allergy and asthma issues for your family. Pet dander, mildew, and mold spores can all latch onto dirt and dust. Young children are especially vulnerable to developing asthma. Regular dusting and vacuuming of floors and upholstery will help keep dust and dirt out of the home. A good air filter rated for allergens will help you keep dust down and your family healthier as well.  Lessen the Spread

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Easy Christmas Crafts for All Ages

The kids are out of school for the holidays, which means that we will hear that dreaded phrase more often: “I’m bored.” Here are some simple Christmas crafts that you can do at home with the kids to have fun this holiday season.  DIY Ornaments Homemade Christmas ornaments are a delight and easy to make. All you need are clear plastic ornaments and items to fill them with. You can use glitter and confetti to make colorful ornaments. White pom poms look like snowballs and make for a fun filler as well. You can leave the outside of the ornament clear, or paint it with reindeer, snowmen, and other fun Christmas designs.  Tissue Paper Wreath While we love gift bags for their simplicity in gift-giving, we’re often left with extra tissue. Why not use that tissue to decorate? Cut green wrapping tissue into squares, and gather them from the middle

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How to Teach Children the Meaning of Thanksgiving

The seasonal round, especially certain holidays like Thanksgiving, create a sense of continuity. Families and communities alike gather, sharing traditions, memories, laughter, and good food. But with so many holidays being commercialized, you might wonder how to teach children the meaning of Thanksgiving. The challenge is even more difficult if your child has developmental issues.  One possibility is reaching out to a trained organization like Kidology (Huntingdon Valley, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Sunny Isles, FL), which can offer you insights and special instruction to your child. When you have questions, we have answers. There are also simple things you can do at home. Teaching gratitude is one of the most important gifts you can give a youth. Studies show thankful children exhibit:  Happier outlooks Better sleeping patterns Greater self-esteem The ability to handle stress more effectively.  Thanksgiving is an opportunity to re-focus not just your child, but the whole family, on

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The benefits of putting your time in and growing within a company by Ali Shain

Now a days, many young eager graduates are looking to take the quickest route, solve problems with fastest way, and eliminate starting at the bottom of their career. As a recent graduate, I can testify that there are many more benefits at beginning at the bottom, and working for what you earn.  In my last semester of graduate school, the world was in a global pandemic. I had no idea if I was going to be able to finish my degree or not. I was blessed that Kidology took me on for my last externship so I could complete my final semester. During this time, I worked under another speech therapist for free. I was told when to be somewhere, what to do, and how to do it. Yes, I was given some freedom in therapy ideas, writing style, etc. When I came in the therapist gave me her schedule

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Kidology Inc. – Recipient of a Philadelphia 100® Award for 2021, Ranked Number 24!

Kidology, Inc. has been selected as an Entrepreneurs’ Forum’s 2021 Philadelphia100® Winner! We have ranked #24 out of 100 fastest growing Philadelphia companies! It’s an honor to be on the Philadelphia 100® list with all up and coming companies in the Greater Philadelphia Region! This awards program honors the 100 fastest-growing privately-held companies in the Greater Philadelphia Region. As a winner, Kidology, Inc. was evaluated and audited by Wipfli CPAs and Consultants. The integrity of the process and the resulting list makes the Philadelphia 100® one of the most sought-after awards in the region. We are incredibly honored to be named to the Philadelphia100®, a hallmark of entrepreneurial achievement that recognizes the 100 fastest-growing companies in the region. We thank all of our valued clients, partners, and colleagues who allowed us to grow and support the community!

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Masking Mandate, Detrimental to the Future

Masking Mandate, Detrimental to the Future

Written by Ali Shain and Luba Patlakh Kaplun. As we live in controversial times, parents of young children are constantly unsure of the “right” thing to do, when it comes to masking their child or not? With constant misinformation and lack of concern for people by the government, it’s truly a challenge to make the right decisions; but with a closer look at what’s actually happening to our pediatric population, and how masking could be after the long term, parents might finally get their answers. A year of mask-wearing at such young ages, a crucial developmental period, can scar the pediatric population, not just physically, but mentally, and even developmentally. Prolonged compression from the elastic straps could leave young children with permanently protruding ears and lung conditions. At the crucial and foundational age of 2-5 years old, there’s more variation in language development than in any other area. With the

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