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Friday, April 24, 2015

Teaching Children To Play Cooperatively

We understand how important social skills are for young children. Nursery school provides children with their first opportunity to socialize with their peers. Social skills can be learned through our interactive activities. We always encourage children to play cooperatively.

Partner Up
At Miss Sue's Nursery School, we provide different games and activities that require each child to have a partner. Not only does this foster social skills, but it teaches children how to work together. This shows children how to be a team player and work toward a common goal.

The More, The Merrier
It is easy to see that two minds are better than one. Playtime is no exception to this rule of thumb. When children cooperate with one another, they'll accomplish more than they would be able to on their own. It's a win-win situation for everyone!

Playtime is necessary for children because they are playful by nature. 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 teaches them the concept of teamwork. Are you looking for a nursery school on Long Island? Look no further than Miss Sue's Nursery School! Call 516-938-0894 today to inquire about enrollment.

Web Source: http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/teach-value-cooperative-play-through-activities-children-13740.html


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Toys That Foster Development

Some people think nothing of child's play. However, playtime is an important step in each child's development. They are not only having fun--they are learning about the world around them. 

Types of Play:
  • Cooperative Play- At Miss Sue's, we encourage children to play together. It helps children strengthen their social skills. An example of cooperative play involves two or more children playing a game together.
  • Active Physical Play- Toddlers have enough muscle to participate in active physical play. It can strengthen motor skills and hand-eye coordination. An example of active physical play is a child using a small toy car or truck.
Below are some of the toys that foster development: 
  • Puppets 
  • Dolls
  • Character Toys
  • Rhythmic Musical Instruments
  • Toy Cars and Trucks
  • Puzzles
  • Books 
Are you looking for nursery school on Long Island? Look no further than Miss Sue's Nursery School! Our main goal is to foster creativity and an awareness in the children. We achieve this by  presenting the social, conceptual and perceptual skills appropriate for the stage of each child’s development. We invite you to visit our school and see our program in action. If you are interested in enrolling your child at Miss Sue's, call 516-938-0894 today.

Web Source: http://www.creativityinstitute.com/earlychildhooddevelopment-childrenandtoys.aspx


Friday, April 10, 2015

How We Encourage Children To Express Themselves

At Miss Sue's Nursery School, we understand that each child is unique. We also realize that each child will express their thoughts, feelings and emotions in different ways. Below are some of the ways we encourage self-expression.

Expression Through The Arts
We introduce the arts to children at a young age. That way, they can express themselves in a healthy way. We let the children experiment with art through easel and finger painting, paper mache, clay, and playdough. Children are exposed to theater through puppet theater and dramatic play. Last but certainly not least, the children listen to music and play with rhythm instruments.

Allow Children To Discover Their Interests
There are so many activities for children to choose from at Miss Sue's. Children are exposed to crafts, computers, games, books and sports. We understand that each child will favor certain activities more than others. We always encourage children to pursue activities that they genuinely enjoy.


Our prime educational goal is the development of the whole child — socially, emotionally, physically and educationally. A multi-sensory, wholistic approach to learning is provided through play, art, music and physical activities. If you are interested in enrolling your child at Miss Sue's, call 516-938-0894 today.

Web Source: http://www.koobits.com/2013/04/11/ways-to-encouraging-children-to-express-themselves


Friday, April 3, 2015

How Miss Sue's Encourages Development

At Miss Sue’s Nursery School, our prime educational goal is the development of the whole child — socially, emotionally, physically and educationally. It is a crucial time for them to learn about the world around them. Below are some of the ways in which we encourage and promote development.

Each Child Is Unique
We realize that each child is unique. Each child will have a different set of wants and needs. Personal guidance is given to each child by a team of four teachers in each classroom.

Child's Play Is Important
Some people don't give a lot of thought to the importance of play time. After all, they think children are just playing games. However, these activities are crucial for molding a child's perception. Physical activities help children develop muscular coordination. Other activities may help children develop critical thinking skills. 

We Encourage Social Interaction
Nursery school may be the first time your child is exposed to their peers. At Miss Sue's, we understand that it is imperative for children to develop social skills. Our activities  that encourage interaction between children include puppet theatre, dramatic play with props and costumes, doll corners, listening centers with records, tapes, CDs and books, rhythm instruments, carpentry and tools, cooking, circle time, games and much more.

Our main goal is to foster creativity and an awareness in the children of the world around them while presenting the social, conceptual and perceptual skills appropriate for each age and stage of each child’s development. If you are interested in enrolling your child at Miss Sue's, call 516-938-0894 today.

Web Source: http://www.webmd.com/parenting/guide/preschooler-personality-traits