Friday, August 28, 2015

Prepare Your Child For Nursery School

Can you believe that summer is coming to a close? We can't either! Schools across the country are preparing for the upcoming school year. If your child is attending nursery school for the very first time this year, it is completely normal for them to have jitters. Below are some tips on how to prepare for nursery school.

Read Nursery School Books
Is your child a bookworm? If so, read a few books that explain what nursery school is like. It will give them an idea of what to expect on their first day. They will quickly learn that nursery school is a safe place where children learn and have fun.

Play Pretend
Pretend you and your child are both in nursery school! After all, children have fun playing make believe. It is important that you and your child take turns acting out the student and teacher roles. If your child has a tough time saying goodbye to you, also act out dropping them off at nursery school.
Visit Miss Sue's Nursery School 
Is your little one anxious about their very first day of school? Quell their nerves by visiting Miss Sue's.  We invite you to visit our school. Miss Sue’s provides a safe environment, the best care, the best attention, the best education available and we definitely provide the most fun! Call 516-938-0894 today to make an appointment.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Signs Your Child Is Ready for Kindergarten

A lot of parents are unsure of what age to put their child in kindergarten. It is important to remember that the every child is different. Instead of focusing on their age, assess whether or not your child is ready for kindergarten. Below are some indications that your child is prepared.
  • Potty Trained- Children who are entering kindergarten should be potty trained. That way, children will be able to use the bathroom on their own.
  • Language Skills- It is not necessary for children to know every letter of the alphabet. However, they should be able to recognize a majority of letters.
  • Social Skills- Does your child play well with others? If so, it will only make the transition from nursery school to kindergarten even smoother.
  • Motor Skills- Can your child throw a ball or hold a pencil correctly? These are both signs that your child has the motor skills needed to excel in kindergarten.
Our kindergarten program is an extension of our nursery school philosophy. Children continue to work at their own levels in learning centers. More challenging reading and math readiness skills are presented through language experience activities and child-centered investigations. Are you interested in enrolling your child at Miss Sue's? Call 516-938-0894 today to inquire about enrollment. 

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Friday, August 14, 2015

10 Summer Reads for Children

Children work so hard during the school year. They are constantly learning new things and reading new books. That shouldn't come to a screeching halt when summer rolls around. It is important for children to learn something new everyday.

Reading will help your child learn new things in a number of ways. First and foremost, they will develop better reading and language skills. In addition, it will expose your child to different perspectives and teach them how the world works. Below are 10 classic books that your children are bound to love.
  • Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Mauric Sendak
  • Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
  • The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
  • The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
It is important to show your child that reading can be fun! Reading during the summer will also help your child transition from the summer to upcoming school year. Haven't enrolled your child in a nursery school yet? Don't delay, call Miss Sue's today at 516-938-0894.

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Keep Your Child Learning this Summer

Some children are under the impression that school is the only place they will learn new things. Quite the contrary! Children can learn so much from exploring the world around them. Below are some tips that will help your child learn new things all summer long. 

Encourage Your Child To Write
Did you go on a fun vacation this summer? Did you visit family in another part of the country? Whatever your child did this summer, encourage them to write about it! If your child takes to writing, encourage them to keep a journal. 

Go To The Museum
A lot of children enjoy going to the museum. Little do they know that it is also a great opportunity to learn new things! 

Read Before Bed 
Even though school is not in session, your child should still curl up with a good book. Reading a bedtime story with your little one can strengthen your relationship and prepare them for a lifetime of academic excellence.

We hope that the tips above help your child learn new things this summer. Once the summer is over, your child may be eligible for nursery school. Looking for a superior nursery school on Long Island? If so, choose Miss Sue's Nursery School! Don't wait until the summer is over to enroll. Call 516-938-0894 today to inquire about enrollment. 

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