Keeping Post-Holiday Toys at Bay; 6 Tips

Keeping Post-Holiday Toys at Bay; 6 Tips

It warms your heart to see your little one’s face light up when they open presents from Santa or get that special toy they’ve been dreaming of from a family member. And because this is such a rewarding feeling, sometimes we, as parents (and definitely...

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Kids and Christmas: How Much is Too Much?

Kids and Christmas: How Much is Too Much?

We love our children and would do just about anything to make them happy, right? Advertisers know this and use it to their advantage, especially during the holiday season. Those holiday commercials pull at your heart strings for a reason — emotional app...

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Teaching Children About Veterans Day

Teaching Children About Veterans Day

Veterans Day may go unnoticed by kids, as it is right between Halloween and Thanksgiving. It’s not a particularly child-friendly holiday, as it involves a lot of abstract concepts that children may not understand. To understand Veterans Day, you have to...

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Sparkles! a sponsor of Freeze Bullying Walk/Run/Roll in Manassas

Sparkles! a sponsor of Freeze Bullying Walk/Run/Roll in Manassas

Also, thanks to Payton’s Project for speaking to our school age programs (grades kindergarten through 5) about bullying prevention and what to do in case of being bullied. We believe that all children have the right to attend school in a secure, sup...

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Sparkles! Learning Academy Committed to Putting End to Bullying

Fairfax Educational Centers Host Payton’s Project Speakers for National Bullying Prevention Month Sparkles! Early Learning Academy marked National Bullying Awareness Month with presentations for its before and after school care programs at its Fair Oaks...

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Aging Out of Trick-or-Treating

Aging Out of Trick-or-Treating

It’s the time of year when witches, goblins and a Princess Elsa (or 20) go door to door collecting treats from their neighbors. It’s fun to see the little ones in their adorable costumes enjoying a few sugary treats, but you always get quite a few old...

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Are you a parent who worries?

Are you a parent who worries?

Four Worry-Taming Tips For many parents, worrying begins the moment they find out they’re expecting their first child. Will he or she be healthy? Are there genetic abnormalities to worry about? Will the baby be born prematurely? There are so many things...

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Take Off 10%

Now through Dec. 31, 2016, Sparkles! at Crystal City is offering an out-of-this-world special: Enroll your child 18 months or younger in our popular Infant Program, and receive 10 percent off your second three months. Call us at 571-312-1052 to register o...

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What to Do When Your Child has a Potty Mouth

Even if you are extremely careful not to use harsh language in your household, your child will eventually be exposed to it. Whether it’s from peers, in public places or on television, bad language exists and you can’t shield your child from it forever...

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Freeze Bullying: How to Help

Freeze Bullying: How to Help

Sparkles! is proud to be a sponsor of the Freeze Bullying Walk, Run, Roll on Oct. 29, 2016, which benefits Payton’s Project, a campaign to raise awareness about bullying and put a stop to it. We invite Sparkles! families to join us that day; it’s ...

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