Tips & Tools for Parents

August 13, 2020

Learning with Loose Parts

What are loose parts? Natural Synthetic/Person Made Seeds, pinecones, needles, bark, wood Boxes, paper towel & toilet rolls newspapers, magazines Rocks, pebbles, stones Paper towel and toilet paper tubes Sand, dirt, mud Blocks, legos, manipulatives Sticks, branches, leaves Buttons, spools, beads, popsicle sticks, straws Flowers, grasses Paints, brushes, Feathers, shells, driftwood measuring cups, spoons, buckets, […]

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July 15, 2020

Let your children do it themselves

I can do it myself. Even if children can’t say it, they’re thinking it. [quote author_name=”Jenni Rice” author_description=”Director & Owner” author_image=”” size=”small” style=”solid”] As children grow & learn they should be encouraged to do age appropriate tasks & activities on their own. Doing so allows children to develop, among other things, self competence.  Here are […]

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June 29, 2020

Happy Times July 2020

Staff Development Training 6/30 & 7/1:  Being extra expressive under face coverings while helping children identify expressions and feelings through body language, eyes and other cues. | Every month our teachers learn something new, takes a look at something old from a new perspective, reinforces and reinvigorates previous education and training, or just have some hands-on fun through […]

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