From Preschool to Kindergarten

It is time for SUMMER BREAK and I know parents, as much as children are ready for SUMMER FUN. Well, although summer means taking a break from the daily routine of school work and school-related things, I am a true believer in mixing learning with fun. Yes, you can have fun and learn at the same time, and it is my goal to make transitioning your child from Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten into Kindergarten painless.  This is an exciting time.  Your child entering Kindergarten and gaining independence along the way is a great reward. I have some tips and activities that will help you…

Kindergarten Readiness, 5 ways to prepare your child for Kindergarten

Most times when Christmas break approaches parents of preschoolers and Pre-k children began to wonder if their child will be ready for Kindergarten, in the fall. It is not premature to think about the readiness of your child, and how much more time is needed to prepare them for SCHOOL. It is a nightmare that every parent faces, unless you are that parent that has a child who adapts in any and every situation. Kudos to you and your nice life. To everyone else I know that anxiety. I have a large family so I did not think about how…

Paper Books vs Digital Books

Ok, so this has been a topic of discussion among myself and other moms and teachers, what is better paper or digital books? About two months ago I started a six month subscription to the new Netflix of books, Epic. Now when I first read about the program, I was completely and utterly super excited to have all these books right at the touch of a computer or tablet button.  Reading has never been something that I have had to beg my kids to do, but making time for the library and bookstore has in the past been a problem.  I…

Why is friendship so important?

As a parent and an early childhood educator I have watched how friendships evolve and how they don’t.  I have been a child once who dreaded the whole “friendship” equation when I entered a new school, new classroom, or new program of any sort. As an adult making friends is still a topic that makes me uncomfortable.  When I start a new job or join the PTO I wonder who will be nice to me and who will treat me like an outsider.