Tips & Tools for Parents

May 14, 2020

Use Advanced Language to increase your preschooler’s vocabulary

Advanced Language is a strategy where teachers and mommies and daddies like you use new forms of language, with increasing complexity, to increase childrenā€™s exposure to parts of speech and vocabulary. We do this at school by using a variety of nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, and other forms of language that are new to the […]

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May 1, 2020

Smush Painting

How to make a Smush Painting You’ll Need: Paper Washable Paint Paint Brushes Scissors Imagination & Creativity šŸ™‚ Make your smush painting Cut out optional shapes or use the paper as is Place lots of different color blobs of paint all over the paper Fold the paper in half Press down all over Open up […]

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April 23, 2020

Open-Ended Questions; we use them everyday, so should you.

What’s an open ended question? Questions that have more than one right answer, or ones than can be answered in many ways, are called openā€ended or divergent questions. This way of asking questions stimulates more language use, acknowledges that there can be many solutions to one problem, affirms childrenā€™s ideas, and encourages creative thinking.Ā Ā  Openā€ended […]

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