Friday, January 29, 2016

Why Picture Books Are Important For Toddlers

At Miss Sue's, we understand that each child is unique. Therefore, children will learn skills at different stages. If your child is having a hard time with reading, start with picture books. Below are some reasons why picture books are important tools for toddlers. 

Since there are no words on the page, it is up to you to do the storytelling! The pictures on page guide the general story line. Children can fill in the blanks with their imagination.

Visual Learning
The best part of a picture book is the pictures, of course! Children can lose themselves in the beautifully illustrated pages. This is particularly beneficial for children who are visual learners. 

Interactive Learning
When showing a picture book to a child, it is a good idea to ask them questions. You can point out certain objects to see if they know what they are. If they are stumped, tell them what it is. It's ironic how the absence of words gives children the opportunity to learn new vocabulary words! 

Picture books are the perfect opportunity to introduce the concept of books to young children! Are you looking for a nursery school that specializes in language arts education?  If so, choose Miss Sue’s! We provide a safe environment, the best care, the best attention, the best education available and we definitely provide the most fun! Please call us for an appointment or with any questions at 516-938-0894.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Important Facts About Playtime

Some people believe that playtime is simple. However, it can be quite complex from a sociological perspective. Below are some important things you need to know about playtime. 

Playtime Can Be A Great Stress Reliever
Did you know that even young children experience stress to some degree? Fortunately, playtime is an emotional outlet for children. It is a great stress reliever for them!

The Health Benefits of Playtime
Playtime usually involves some sort of physical activity. This is especially true if children are playing a sport or game. Children who are physically active will lead healthier lifestyles and thus reduce their risk of obesity. 

Children Learn New Things During Playtime
Some parents think nothing of child's play. However, it is very important to their growth and development. Children aren't just playing--they are learning about new skills, words and their own physical abilities. 

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.  Are you looking for a superior nursery school on Long Island? Look no further than Miss Sue's Nursery School! Call 516-938-0894 today to inquire about enrollment.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

How To Keep Kids Physically Active In The Wintertime

It finally feels like winter here on Long Island. Now that the cold was swept in, your child may spend less and less time in the great outdoors. This could also make your child lead a more sedentary lifestyle. Below are some tips that will help your child stay physically active this season. 

Interactive Video Games
Traditional video games do not promote exercise. However, that is not the case today! Interactive video games can get your kids moving or grooving. Children can virtually play sports like tennis or baseball from the comfort of home. Other video games teach kids how to dance and bust a move!

Indoor Playgrounds
On a cold winter's day, going to a playground in your town is simply not an option. That's why there are indoor playgrounds. It gives your child the chance to run around, play, climb and explore. Do some research on indoor playgrounds in your area. The local mall might provide a small indoor obstacle course.

Indoor Sports
It is important to keep in mind that not all sports are played outdoors. There are plenty of sports that can be played inside. Try your hand at indoor roller skating! 

We hope that the tips above help your child stay physically active this season. At Miss Sue’s Nursery School, our prime educational goal is the development of the whole child — physically, socially, emotionally, and educationally. Please call us for an appointment or with any questions (24 hours/7 days a week) at 516-938-0894.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

What Sets Miss Sue's Apart From Other Nursery Schools

There are plenty of nursery schools on Long Island. However, there is only one Miss Sue's. Below are some of the things that set Miss Sue's apart from the rest.

Our Philosophy
We provide the best education possible in a safe and loving environment. Our goal is the development of the whole child - socially, emotionally, physically and academically. Each child is treated as an individual. We promote growth and development through group and independent lessons, learning centers and play.

The Curriculum
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.

A Love of Learning
At Miss Sue's, we strive to instill a love of learning into each and every one of our students. We encourage them to be curious about the world around them. It is no wonder that Miss Sue's graduates go on to become successful doctors, lawyers, teachers, entrepreneurs, scientists, inventors, athlete and well-rounded individuals.

Looking for a superior nursery school on Long Island? If so, choose Miss Sue's! We go to great lengths to provide your children the best education available. We invite you to visit our school and see our program in action. Please call us for an appointment or with any questions (24 hours/7 days a week) at 516-938-0894.