5 Tips for Reading Aloud with Young Children
Great Start Readiness Program
March is National Reading Month! During this month, we are encouraged to read every single day. One of my favorite things to do is read to my six-month-old grandson. He loves to hear the stories, look at the pictures, and touch the pages of a board book. He especially loves it if there is a song involved in the story. … Read More »Reading Time is the Right Time!
Years ago, I found myself full of anxiety from the demands teaching in a public school kindergarten class brought. I often thought if I come to school with such stress and anxiety, what must my young students be feeling? That is when I was introduced to yoga for kids. It was a life-changing practice that I am so happy to… Read More »Creative Calm Down Strategies for Young Children
Over the summer, my dear friend who lives in Indiana invited my family to visit the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, MI. We made the 2.5 hour trek, and as we were pressing our faces against the glass; observing all the unique animals and creatures, we came to the ape exhibit. As soon as you walked into the exhibit,… Read More »There is Power in Play. Brain Power.
Dear Teacher, You may have noticed that your work is not easy. It’s extremely important. At such a dynamic stage of human-development it holds boundless possibilities. You are very integral to building the foundation of social and emotional health and capacity of the children in your care. And indeed, there are many joyful and rewarding moments that are so very… Read More »Self Care: It All Starts with You
It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, Mister Rogers Neighborhood. Each episode began the same way. Mister Rogers comes through the door, singing his theme song “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”, and changing into sneakers and a zippered cardigan sweater. A documentary was recently released, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, about Mister Rogers and the impact he had on children. Mister… Read More »Three Ways to Be a “Good Neighbor,” Thanks to Mr. Rogers!
As you enjoy what summer time means for your family, the crisp fall breeze is already right around the corner! Summer time is the best time to begin your search for a preschool that fits your family’s unique needs. To learn more about what high quality early learning is available to you, please call 833-FourYearOld today! One option you consider… Read More »Summer Time is the Right Time to Choose a Preschool!