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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tips for Traveling with Your Children

When you’re planning a family vacation, you usually focus on activities to do on your trip, places to visit, and what clothes you’re going to need to pack for the kids. Something that may not cross your mind right away, however, is how you’re going to smoothly make it through the airport with your children.




In order to prevent your little ones from getting overwhelmed and to avoid a potential meltdown in the airport, follow these tips to make traveling with your children easy as pie.

Fill Them In

If your little one has never been to the airport before, sit them down and fill them in on everything that will happen. Tell them how security works, how they should behave on the plane, and that their little ears will pop upon take-off and landing. The more they know going in, the less your children will feel overwhelmed while traveling.

Have the Essentials Easily on Hand

There are a lot of supplies that go into keeping your kids happy, clean, and safe, especially when you're traveling. Pack a backpack as your carry-on and stock it with diapers, wipes, tissues, snacks, and entertainment for the kids so everything you need is easily on hand.


You should also pack a bag for your kids with things for them to do on the plane. Enough coloring books and simple games will help keep them occupied the entire flight.

Dress Casual

You may want to land in your destination city looking clean and put together, but that can make your children uncomfortable. Rather than dressing them in jeans or bulky clothing for the flight, put them in comfy, looser clothing. This will help them feel more at ease and give them more mobility so they don’t feel uncomfortable on the plane.

Bring Comforts on the Plane


Does your son have a blanket he likes to keep on him at all times, or does your daughter have an action figure she never wants to part with? Make sure those things come on the plane with you. The slightest comforts can make for a much easiest and relaxed flight.

At Miss Sue’s Nursery School, our prime educational goal is the development of the whole child — socially, emotionally, physically and educationally. A multi-sensory, holistic approach to learning is provided through play, art, music, and physical activities. To learn more about the school and give your child the best pre-k experience, give us a call at 516-938-0894.

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Best Resolutions for You and Your Children

Now that the New Year has arrived, you’ve probably been thinking about little changes to make in your life. While you may have considered resolutions that revolve around personal diet and fitness, have your thought about resolutions you can make with your children? After all, it’s always great to have someone to help you reach your goals even if that someone is just five years old.

Here are some of the best New Year’s resolutions for you and your children.


Escape from Electronics

It seems like, these days, we can’t go five minutes without be bombarded with some electronic device. From televisions to computers to cell phones, we’re surrounded by technology. This year, set a goal to step away from all the devices and unplug.

Whether that means you have an hour a day of “no technology time” or you take the kids on more outdoor adventures, unplugging can be a great way to bond as a family and wean the kids off all those devices.

Be More Active

No matter how old you are, exercise is very important, so make a resolution to make the family more active this year. You can sign the kids up for more interscholastic sports, center playtime around activities that get everyone moving, or simply go for walks with the family on a regular basis.

Start More Chores

The idea of chores is not always something that gets everyone excited, but they’re essential to teaching your children responsibility and discipline. Maybe you find yourself putting off laundry day until your hamper is ready to burst or never seem to have an empty kitchen sink. Set up a schedule with your children and let them help!

Have one of your children help dry dishes as you wash them or help you fold laundry to be put away. Not only does that teach them responsibility, but, if you set chores up as a game or offer a reward for a job well done, your kids will be jumping at the chance to help.

At Miss Sue’s Nursery School, our prime educational goal is the development of the whole child — socially, emotionally, physically and educationally. A multi-sensory, holistic approach to learning is provided through play, art, music, and physical activities. To learn more about the school and give your child the best pre-k experience, give us a call at 516-938-0894.