Tag Archives: play

Cold Weather Activities

Winter’s chilly arrival often serves us with a reminder of just how essential outdoor playtime is to growing children. We’re all familiar with the tell-tale signs of children in need of an outlet! But with minimal prep, you can easily create an indoor adventure that is sure to satisfy your child’s creative needs. If you could use some fresh ideas, one or more of

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Playdough Recipe

This is NOT a gluten-free recipe. Review the helpful tips at the bottom before getting started. Blend dry ingredients in a bowl (whisking works well): 3 cups flour ¾ cup salt 2.5oz (7½ tbsp) Cream of Tartar Boil 3 cups water Add 6 tbsp vegetable oil *Mix water/oil mixture with the dry ingredients and knead Be creative! You can also mix in things like Koolaid

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Questions from Parents to Preschool Teachers

Answered by our own Ms. Karen and Ms. Katie What are some important lessons that my child is learning in preschool this year? How can I support my child’s development this year? What skills do you expect the students to have by the end of the year? Taken from Colorado State Standards-Reading, Writing, Communicating; Mathematics, Science and Social Studies What activities can I do

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Slow Down

As parents, we are sometimes blessed with the chance to be awed by the clarity, relevance, or humor of our children’s perspectives. This month, I thought I’d share a recent conversation I had with my PreK-aged daughter. It offered me a poignant reminder of something to watch for as we get into the thick of fall schedules. “Mom, I think you should write to

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Just Playing

When I am building in the block room, please don’t say I’m “just playing”. For you see, I’m learning as I play, about balance and shapes. Who knows, I may be an architect someday. When I’m getting all dressed up, setting the table, caring for the babies, don’t get the idea I’m “just playing”. For, you see, I’m learning as I play; I may

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