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Giving kids every opportunity to succeed



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www.LakeshoreCLiniC.Com Kurt R. Billett, M.D. ToTem Lake CLiniC 12710 Totem Lake Blvd NE Swapna J. Bobba, M.D. Paul E. Buehrens, M.D. Kirkland, WA 98034

BoTheLL CLiniC Buckley A. Eckert, M.D. 10025 NE 186th St Sally R. Esser, M.D. Bothell, WA 98011 David A. Higginbotham, D.O.



Hours: M-Th: 8AM – 7PM F: 8AM – 5PM

Debra M. Chaput, M.D. Alexis R. David, M.D. Peter J. Lallas, D.P.M. Paul K. Mayeda, M.D. Larry E. Nacht, M.D. Paul E. Sandstrom, M.D. Roohi H. Wani, M.D. Chao-Ching Wu, M.D.

Hours: M-F: 8AM – 6PM S: 9AM – 4PM

Lilaine Leonardo, M.D. Ann S. Lu, M.D. Theresa A. Platz, M.D. Peter V. Sefton, M.D. Thomas A. Wilson, M.D.

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Today’s youth are under significant pressures: academic, athletic, social, to name just a few. There are ways to help when those pressures interfere with everyday life. Performance coaching teaches proven strategies to overcome those pressures and turn them into successes in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in everyday life.

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Kiddie Academy of Bothell Reveals Top Educational Toy Picks for the Holidays Kiddie Academy of Bothell is an educationally focused child care center located in Canyon Park. All of our toy picks have one thing in common - they make learning fun, which is what we do every day at Kiddie Academy. For children, play is learning, so it’s important that the toys you choose for them have both play and educational value.


Saturday, December 4, 2010 T 4–8pm Cultural & Holiday Entertainment T Tree Lighting Refreshments T Kids Activities T Luminary Walk Light Displays T Holiday Craft Market NEW! Santa Breakfast

Infant Toys • 2-in-1 Tummy Time Gym from Playskool. With 45 percent of the vote, this toy was our Kiddie Academy Community top choice. The sound effects, music and lights will stimulate and delight babies.

Overcoming test-taking issues / classroom anxieties - Lily studied hard and did all the suggested readings and homework, but had a difficult time with test-taking and other pressure-cooker activities in the classroom. “It’s not fair”, she would complain to her parents, “I study hard, I do all the work, but when it comes time to take the test, my mind goes blank!”. Lily’s issues are actually quite common. Performance Coaching comprises strategies and techniques that Lily can apply during these pressurecooker situations; calming the anxieties, helping focus the energy, and ultimately turning those stressful situations from negative experiences into positive ones. Lily found that not only did her grades improve, but her enjoyment of school increased as well. Overcoming game-day jitters / sports-performance anxiety – James, a promising junior-high athlete, suffered from game-day anxiety. Practices always went well, but when it came time to get on

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Toddlers • Learning Home from Fisher Price. This play center teaches children numbers, letters, shapes and colors, and was our Toddler top Pick with 62 percent of the vote.

Saturdays 1/15/11 - 2/19/11 Grades 4 - 12


PreSchoolers • 60 Piece Standard Unit Blocks from Melissa and Doug: A time-tested favorite, this classic block set stimulates creativity, teaches math concepts, organizational skills, sequential skill and spatial relations. It was our clear winner in this category with 71 percent of the vote.

the court or field for a game, he would sometimes freeze, forgetting his assignments, etc. Performance Coaching offers strategies to help calm the anxiety and re-focus it into productive energy, visualizing both success and the overcoming of short-term obstacles. By utilizing these techniques, James’ game-day performance not only improved, but his enjoyment of the game improved as well. “That was the unexpected benefit”, James’ mother says; “we expected better results on the field, but we hadn’t anticipated just how much more James would enjoy the games he played in; plus, it carries over into the classroom!”. Peak Performance, (425488-5829,, offers Performance Coaching for students and student-athletes looking for that edge to perform at a higher level, in the classroom and on the athletic field. Peak Performance also offers individual and small-group performance coaching classes for adults.

Kindergarten • Leapster Learning Game Scholastic Get Puzzled from LeapFrog. With more than 300 games, this toy teaches logic, reasoning, language and problem solving skills and was our Kiddie Academy pick with 50 percent of the vote.

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Kiddie Academy®of Bothell 22703 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA 98021 • 425.485.7200

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Accepting new patients Same day & Saturday appointments On-site lab and x-ray Two locations for your convenience

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