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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Get Crafty This Winter

At Miss Sue's, we love art and crafts. The holidays are a great time of year to get crafty!  Below are some great arts and crafts that can be done at home or in the classroom.

Paper Snowflakes

Take a white piece of paper and fold it into a triangular shape. Then, take a scissor and cut out pieces until you heart is content. Unfold the paper and viola! A snowflake right before your very eyes.
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Handprint Tree
Trace the outline of your hand on a piece of green construction paper. This should be done six times. Then, mount the handprints on top of each other in the shape of a tree and glue them together. If you'd like, add a tree trunk with brown construction paper.
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Popsicle Stick Snowmen
For this craft, you will need popsicle sticks, paint, markers and some glue. First, paint the popsicle sticks white. Then, draw faces onto the snowmen with markers. To keep them warm, glue pieces of felt around the neck. Glue the buttons onto the snowman's torso. Last but not least, glue his nose on his face.
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Web Source: http://www.babble.com/crafts-activities/10-fun-winter-crafts-for-kids/

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tips for Staying Healthy in Nursery School

No one wants to get sick. Nonetheless, colds run rampant in nursery schools across the country each year. Below are some tips that will help teachers and students fend off germs all winter long.

Keep It Clean: A cleanly environment is less likely to become infested with germs than a dirty one. Cleaning the classroom at the end of each school day wipes the slate clean for the next day. Be sure to clean all desks, tables, door knobs and computer keyboards.

Keep Your Hands To Yourself: Sharing is an important concept for children to learn. However, children do not need to share their germs with one another. Children should keep their hands to themselves. Here are a few more ways to prevent germs from spreading:
  • Children should cough or sneeze into their elbows, not their hands. 
  • Avoid touching your face during the school day.
  • Teach children to wash their hands with warm water throughout the day.
Keep Drinking Water: Staying hydrated can improve your overall health. On the other hand, dehydration can compromise your immune system and increase your chances of getting sick.

Web Source: http://www.teachpreschool.org/2010/08/top-ten-tips-for-staying-healthy-in-the-classroom/


Monday, December 15, 2014

Reasons to Choose Miss Sue's Nursery School

Nursery school sets the stage for a child's educational career. That's why it is so important to choose a great nursery school. If you want a safe environment and the best education available, then Miss Sue's Nursery School is perfect for your child. Below are some additional reasons to choose Miss Sue's Nursery School.

At Miss Sue's, we promote individual growth through work and play. Our curriculum features Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts and Art. Of course, our teachers tailor lessons to accommodate the individual learning needs of each and every child. When children are not at work, they are playing with blocks, tools, crafts, puzzles, etc. Playtime allows children to be creative while interacting with others. When the weather permits, we have outdoor playtime! We know we are doing our job right when children look forward to nursery school.

Are you looking for nursery school on Long Island? Look no further than Miss Sue's Nursery School! Please call us for an appointment or with any questions (24 hours/7 days a week) at 516-938-0894. Fax us at 516-938-3184. We invite you to visit our school and see our program in action. Miss Sue’s provides a safe environment, the best care, the best attention, the best education available and we definitely provide the most fun!

Web Source: http://www.greatschools.org/find-a-school/defining-your-ideal/1093-10-signs-great-preschool.gs



Friday, December 12, 2014

The Benefits of Child's Play

What children learn in nursery school will help them succeed when they go on to higher learning. At Miss Sue's Nursery School, we strive to instill balancing work and play at an early age. After all, child's play is serious business in nursery school!

Playtime is necessary for children because they are playful by nature. At Miss Sue's, we believe in a multi-sensory approach to learning that is provided through play. Playing with other children will also help them develop social skills and introduces them to the concept of sharing with others. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, playtime allows children to equate joy with learning. 

There are different types of play that children participate in. At Miss Sue's, we tend to focus on three types of  play:
  • Problem Solving: Playing with building blocks, puzzles, etc.
  • Creative: Children are encouraged to express themselves through arts and crafts.
  • Dramatic Play and Role Playing: Children dress up and assume the role of a character.
Looking for a nursery school on Long Island? Look no further than Miss Sue's Nursery School! At Miss Sue's, we focus on the individual needs of each and every child. Our prime educational goal is the development of the whole child - socially, emotionally, physically and educationally. Please call us for an appointment or with any questions (24 hours/7 days a week) at 516-938-0894. We invite you to visit our school and see our program in action.

Web Source: http://www.greatschools.org/parenting/social-skills/1180-play-in-preschool.gs