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October Open House!

Have you marked your calendar for our special Open House happening this Saturday? Get a chance to experience what Delphi Boston is all about and see if we are the right fit for your child! If you have any questions feel free to explore our website or call in.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Books to Read Aloud With Your Kids

Reading aloud with your kids is not only a great way to spend quality time together, but it’s a way to increase their interest in reading. With every paragraph, you can find new ways to connect with your kids through shocking plot twists, crazy characters, and exciting new worlds.

Here at Delphi Boston, we’ve compiled a list of some captivating children’s books that we hope you can pick up and start reading with your kids! Enjoy!

  1. Elvis is King is bold, vibrant, and captivating — just like its main character. Illustrated with moody clay figures, this book captures both Elvis’s amazing life and the heart of rock ‘n’ roll.
  2. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. This brilliant story is written by the imaginative Kate Dicamillo. The story is beautiful and delicate and miraculous. DiCamillo’s books can be sad but they are always transformative and deeply and profoundly moving.
  3. Matilda. Roald Dahl’s books are all must-reads, and Maltida is no exception. It’s a wonderful read-aloud book filled with adventure and magic that is bound to keep you and your kids captivated.
  4. When Sadness is at your door. This is a fantastic book for the younger ones. Kids often struggle to understand their emotions, especially tough ones such as anger and sadness. This book gives parents a comforting way to positively handle sadness with their kids.
  5. The Westing Game. A fantastic mystery book to pick up with the kids. The Westing Game was written and published in 1979. It won the Newbery Medal recognizing the year’s most distinguished contribution to American children’s literature. Definitely a must-read.

Reading is an important part of a family’s daily routine. It’s also an important part of our lives here at Delphi Boston. Make sure you don’t miss out on our Open House happening October 26th from 10 am – 12 pm. We can’t wait to see you there, and in the meantime, get reading!

Great School Lunch Boxes!

During the school year, one of our biggest goals as parents and teachers is to make school a fun place that our kids are excited to spend their days at! One way to help with this is to make lunchtime at school more exciting with cute and quirky lunch boxes. Here at Delphi Boston, we’ve found a collection of fun and affordable lunch boxes that can get your kids more excited to head off to school:

Why a Bedtime Ritual is an Important Piece of the School Year

Four Fun Activities for You and Your Child to Do At Home

With the school year in full swing, our hectic lives are reaching a new level of craziness. From soccer games and homework to figuring out what to make for lunch/dinner, it’s important that we keep a few routines in.

A bedtime routine is an essential part of your life. Not only will it ensure that the family is getting enough sleep to fuel your crazy days, but it can also be a great chance to connect with your kids. Here are a few steps to a positive bedtime routine:

  1. Start off the bedtime routine with a read-aloud session. Not only is this a calming activity but it is also an educational one. It gives you the opportunity to teach your kids new ideas and language skills. It’s also a great chance to peek into the imagination of your children.
  2. Get them in the bathroom to brush their teeth. This step is a must-have in any bedtime routine; we just had to throw it in. It’s essential for their health and can also be the perfect opportunity to teach your kids about self-care.
  3. Have some one-on-one time with the kids before putting them to bed. This step is a great way to talk to your kids and give them the attention they deserve. Find out what happened during the day and how they can make tomorrow. Discover what your kids are thinking and establish a trusting communication system with them.
  4. Let them own the routine. It’s important that your kids feel like they have some control and ownership over their bedtime. You can do this by giving them choices such as what PJs they want to wear, what bedtime music they want to listen to, who will bathe first, etc. Knowing it is their routine will increase their willingness to get in bed at the proper time.
  5. Finally, don’t forget to tell your kids how much you love them!

Back to School Preparation

School is just around the corner which means it’s time to start preparing for the incredible year that is about to commence! We put together a list of tips that we hope make the transition from Summer to Fall less stressful and more exciting.

  1. Prepare yourself and the kids for early mornings by getting everything all set the night before. Being totally ready for school in the morning makes everything far less hectic. As school is approaching, start having the kids get to sleep at a more reasonable time in order to get their sleeping patterns set up for early mornings.
  2. Shop for back to school supplies. This can be a very fun time for you and the kids. It gets everyone more organized and incredibly more excited for the year ahead!
  3. Create a homework station for your kids so that they have a cute and quiet space that they wouldn’t mind spending time doing math and reading in. A nice space to work in will make doing homework that much easier.
  4. Plan out healthy, creative and simple meals and packable lunches with the kids. Not only is this a great way for you to plan ahead, but it also gives your kids more ownership of what they are packing and it’s a great way to start teaching them about healthy eating choices.
  5. Create an after-school game plan with the kids. Set up a chore, homework and family time schedule for the week so that everyone stays organized. This is also a great way to teach time-management skills!
  6. Review school materials so that your kids are prepared and ready to hop right back into it!

We hope you find our back to school tips helpful this fall! Here’s to a fantastic school year filled with fun and new experiences.

Kindness Quotes Your Kids Should Know

As kids grow up kindness can easily get lost with the increase in TV and movie watching and the heavy involvement in social media. We came across several wonderful quotes surrounding kindness. Along with the quotes, teaching your kids about these historical figures can change the way they view the world and how to treat others. We truly feel this can help add more mindfulness into your children’s daily lives.

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up.” – Booker T. Washington

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.” – Publilius Syrus

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart

“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.” – Jesse Jackson

Fun Summer Activities:

Summer is the perfect time for your kids to get outside and take advantage of the free time they have and the nice weather that comes with the season! Here are a few activities for your kids to take part in this summer break:

Explore the neighborhood and town on a bike ride with friends. Not only is this a great way to get outside and exercise, but it’s a fun way for you kids to make new friends and to experience new parts of the town.

Gather some kids on a nice day and head over to the local park for a picnic. Have your kids pick out some favorite foods, try out some new foods, grab a blanket and some fun games and set up for a fun afternoon. This is an activity that never fails to produce a good time.

Science experiments are a fun way to give your kids the freedom to ask questions and explore new worlds over the summer break. Find out what your kid is interested in finding more about, help them gather data and give them the tools to experiment in different ways. It’s both educational and fun!

Teach business skills through the creation of a business. Whether it’s dog walking, pet-sitting, weed picking or a lemonade stand, this activity will give your kid lessons in personal finance, communication, and running a business. It’s a creative and fun way for your kids to stay productive this summer!

Here at Delphi Boston we hope your summer is filled with new experiences and fun! Remember to stay productive, keep learning and have a blast!

Summer activities in Boston

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As summer approaches, and school is over for the next three months, it’s important to have fun activities lined up so that the kids can stay productive and have fun over the summer! Here a few activities we would recommend:

  1. Check out the flowers at the Arnold Arboretum. Havard’s tree sanctuary is a great place for a walk or a picicin with the kids. It’s something you have to do this summer because the arboretum has one of one of the best lilac collections in all of North America.
  2. Catch Shakespeare on the common! Every summer the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company puts on an outdoor, two-week production; viewers need only bring a lawn chair and their favorite picnic provisions (and get there early, because anyone in town treats this as a must-do).
  3. Go see a movie at the Wellfleet Drive-in movie theater.  The Wellfleet Drive-in Theatre is a whole complex with mini golf, a daytime flea market, a playground, a cafeteria-style snack bar at the drive-in, and Dairy Bar & Grill, a full-service restaurant with an outdoor patio cocktail bar. It’s a great place to spend the day and catch a movie in the evening.
  4. Go to the Museum of Science or the Boston’s Children Museum for a fun and educational day out.
  5. Go to the Copley Square Farmers Market. Get fresh fruit and veggies and go on a picnic with the kids after attending the farmers market

Here at Delphi Boston we hope your summer is productive and fun!

How to make learning fun and engaging

For kids, learning can be quite a bore. The idea of learning a new skill or a new subject isn’t something a lot of children look forward to. But how can you change that? Is there a way to make learning fun?

The first step in making learning fun is by providing hands-on learning activities. Not only is this more engaging and fun, but it is actually a better way for kids to learn subjects.

Get the kids moving! This will ensure engagement in what they are learning about if they can move around and get real experience with the data. Always make sure there are tons of opportunities to get moving while teaching kids!

Go on field trips. If you are teaching kids about a certain topic, find a local museum or park that has to do with that area. Take the kids out so that they can see for themselves how to subject relates to real life. This will make it more engaging and fun as a whole!

Here at Delphi Boston ensuring our kids are engaged and having fun while learning is a top priority. Call in today to get a spot reserved for this fall so your kids can start loving to learn!

Things to do in the springtime in Boston

Kid playing out in the rain. Children with umbrella play outdoors in heavy rain. Little girl caught in first spring shower. Kids outdoor fun by rainy autumn weather. Child running in tropical storm.

Spring is in the air; the sun is coming out, flowers are in bloom, summer is approaching and there is no better time to start getting out and exploring Boston than right now. Here are a few activities we recommend doing this spring in Boston:

  1. Take a bike ride. This is not only a great way to get exercise and get some Vitamin D, but it’s a chance to get out and see our beautiful and historic city!
  2. Stop by Faneuil Hall. A visit to the historic Faneuil Hall allows you to get out and enjoy some of the key aspects of Boston all at once: nice weather, history, shopping, street performers, and good food.
  3. Walk the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. Explore the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway; four parks connecting the North End, the Wharf District, Dewey Square, and Chinatown.
  4. Picnic at Jamaica Pond! This spot is ideal for enjoying the beautiful weather and relaxing with the family. Bring a blanket, some tasty treats, and a frisby then set up right by the water!
  5. Go to a museum. Boston is packed full of historic and interesting museums to explore with the kids. Check out a few this spring!

Here at Delphi Boston, we are hoping this spring brings you nice weather and fun memories with the kids.

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