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Laurinda's Mini-Preschool

Hands on Learning


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13 Tips for Starting Preschool

Posted on 11 August, 2016 at 0:40
I want to share this article with you from NAEYC for families, By Diane Tunis, Rhonda Kleiner, and Fredda Band Loewenstein Is your child entering a preschool program for the first time? Use these tips to help both you and your child make a smooth transition. 1. Visit your local library during a read-aloud time so your child gets used to hearing someone other than Mom, Dad, or Grandpa read aloud book in a group setting. 2. Establish a routine of "early to bed" and school wake-up time sev... Read Full Post »

Ice cream

Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 14:20
Today the children really enjoyed making ice cream in a bag. They measured, counted and poured the ingredients into the bag, Then they shook it as hard as they could. Here is the recipe. You will need a measuring cup, measuring spoons, one resealable sandwich bag, one resealable gallon size bag, scoop, sugar,rock salt, vanilla, milk or cream and ice. Ingredients: (one serving) 1 tablespoon of sugar 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla 1/2 cup of milk or cream 6 tablespoons rock salt ice Directions: ... Read Full Post »

Cool Summer activities

Posted on 23 July, 2016 at 15:00
Here are a few cool summer activities and snacks developed by Suzanne Gellens for the Southern Early Childhood Association. "Children are curious. Capitalize on their curiosity and help them make sense of the world around them. Why did the puddle dry up? Why do we need to water the flowers often? You can extend your child's learning by helping them to research the answers, both in books and on the Internet. However, hands-on activities are the best way to learn. Children will rem... Read Full Post »

Spring time

Posted on 16 April, 2016 at 10:25

Spring is here and the children are exploring the wonders of the outdoors!

With all the plants and flowers growing the children are investigating seeds and they will learn about life cycles and living things in a variety of ways, like through body movements, drawings, stories read to them and observing seeds and plants grow. They will also learn about the parts of a plant.

At first they look at a variety of seeds by using invstigating tools. They characterize them, and sort them b...

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Cold Weather Safety

Posted on 9 February, 2016 at 13:30

Groundhod day was February 2 and according to the predictions winter is here to stay for at least six more weeks. Here are some Cold Weather Safety tips from SECA.

Bundle Up!

Dress children adequately for outdoor play. Layers are a must in snowy conditions. Young children should be

dressed in long johns, turtlenecks, one or two shirts, pants, a sweater, coat, warm socks, boots, gloves or mittens,

and a hat. When the outer layer of clothing gets wet, simply ̵...

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Parenting Tips

Posted on 22 January, 2016 at 15:25

Once in awhile we all need a little guindance on parenting, questions apperar in our heads and we wonder if there is anything different that we can do to help our child. Either you whish that your child listens to you, or stops biting, or you want him to use words, but first it is important to understand your child development and that you have real expectations from them. If you are looking for some parenting tips of how to help your child to cooperate with your requests, biting or any other...

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Posted on 4 January, 2016 at 21:10

The Holidays are over and finally it starts to feel like winter!!

This month the children will be talking about winter, how animals survive in the wild and Martin Luther King.

While learning about winter the children will be playing with some winter gear, like gloves, mittens, hats and scarves. With those they will also do some sorting, counting and comparing, at the same time they will be experiencing different fabrics and textures. Children will develop awareness of cold tempera...

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Best Ever Gingerbread Cookies

Posted on 23 December, 2015 at 13:45


Here is the Recipe for the gingerbread cookies that we made today, they really are the best.

1/2 cup softened butter, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 egg (beaten), 1/3 cup molasses, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon,1/4 ground cloves,

2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Cream butter and sugar together until crumbly. Add the beaten egg, molasses, and...

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Big Jobs at Home

Posted on 11 December, 2015 at 8:05


Article from NAEYC For Families

Young children love to help out, but many times we don’t let them. Why? Because we think it’s easier—and faster—to do everyday jobs ourselves. Your child might take 15 minutes to finish a job you can do in one minute. But in 15 minutes your child can learn a lot!

Big Jobs are indoor and outdoor jobs children do with their families (or others) that help the whole family. They include tasks like setting the table, ...

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Holiday Season

Posted on 2 December, 2015 at 13:25

 During the holiday season we will be very busy here at Laurinda's Mini-Preschool, the children will be using all their senses while learning about this jolly season.

For those who celebrate Christmas a tree is a must, for that reason, the children will be learning about christmas trees, where they come from, how they grow and how they get to us. They will analise evergreens and decorate a tree in our classroom, with ornaments that they will create.

Since the children love to...

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