Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Why Should Your Child Attend Nursery School?

At only two and a half years old, it might already be time to send your little ones off to school. While you may feel like they’re too young, a child’s brain grows to 90 percent of its adult size by the age of five, so the first few years are critical. Here are just a few ways sending your children to preschool aids in their development.

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Preschool is an opportunity for growth. Children gain the ability to learn, share, and follow instructions, as well as begin their foundation for learning.

The environment is structured. It may not appear that way for children, but preschools are an organized space with constant adult supervision.

Children get to make their own choices. It’s important for kids to learn how to make their own decisions in life, even when it comes to things as simple as playtime.

Children learn to respect others. For instance, kids will learn how to focus their attention on the person speaking, whether it be the teacher or another child.

Preschool nurtures a child’s curiosity. Children have active imaginations, which is why they love to play ‘make-believe.’ But imagination also fuels learning, so preschools will use a child’s interest and ideas to create lesson plans and activities.

When you choose Miss Sue’s Nursery School, you can rest assured knowing that your child is well cared for and making friends, as well as building the knowledge, skills, and confidence to have a successful future. To learn more about the school or to schedule a tour, please give us a call at 516-938-0894.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Keep Children Safe This Spring

Although our weather lately may feel otherwise, winter has astronomically said goodbye and spring has finally arrived. Soon enough, you’ll start to see flowers blooming, the sun beaming, and everyone enjoying the great outdoors. While it’s a wonderful idea to enjoy the springtime weather, it’s important for you to keep spring safety in mind so your little ones stay protected.

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Sun Safety
We’re all in dire need of Vitamin D once the cool winter months are over. But if your kids don’t follow proper precautions, the sun's rays will quickly burn their skin, which can lead to serious health concerns.

Make sure your child wears sunscreen - even on days that are cloudy. Apply an SPF 15 to 30 minutes before going outside and reapply every two to three hours.

Spring Allergies
Springtime allergies are some of the most common health issues of the season. According to, up to 40 percent of children in the United States suffer from seasonal allergies.

Look out for common symptoms including sneezing, heavy breathing, runny nose, and itchy eyes, ears, and throat. There are plenty of over-the-counter medication to ease their pain, but make sure to check with your child’s pediatrician before purchasing anything.

Insect Bites
Your kids aren’t the only ones who love the outdoors when the weather gets warm; insects thrive during this time.

Keep a close eye on your child and check for spider bites, tick bites, and bee stings. If they experience difficulty breathing, swelling, or vomiting, get medical attention as soon as possible.

*Watch out while you’re driving. Once the weather warms up, you’ll begin to see an influx of neighborhood kids playing outside. Watch out for balls rolling toward the road (children will likely follow) and always look behind you while pulling out of your driveway.

We hope that the tips above help your little one stay healthy. At Miss Sue's, your child's health and safety are our main concerns. Looking for a health conscious nursery school on Long Island? If so, choose Miss Sue's Nursery School! Call 516-938-0894 today to inquire about enrollment.

Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Fun On Long Island

It’s officially the last weekend to celebrate Irish culture and enjoy the fun St. Patrick’s Day perks (traditional food, drinks, and music). Although you may feel limited to local bars and pubs, there’s  plenty of family-friendly entertainment to relish in as well! So gather your little ones, and head to one of these local holiday events.

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Leprechaun’s Rainbow 
Your children will explore the many ways that light bounces, bends, and reflects - revealing all the colors of the rainbow and maybe that lucky pot of gold!
Date & Time: Saturday, March 18th @ 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost:$4 per person. Children under 3 are free.
Jones Beach State Park
Field 5, Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
Enjoy a traditional Irish feast with your family at the North Fork planetarium. And make sure you’re all dressed in your best ‘alien green’ clothing!
Date & Time: Saturday, March 18th @ 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Pricing varies.
Custer Institute and Observatory
1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold, NY 11971

Patchogue St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Stop by downtown Patchogue and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with pipe bands, floats, twirlers, and more.
Date & Time: Sunday, March 19th @ 12:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772

Friends of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade
End your weekend by heading to the 55th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Montauk. It also happens to be the second-largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York!
Date & Time: Sunday, March 27th @ 11:30 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Location:The parade runs up Edgemere Road and ends on Main Street in Montauk.

If you went to one of these events, let us know! We would love to hear your feedback. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, or visit our website to learn more about Miss Sue’s Nursery School.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Snow Day Crafts For Kids

Snow days are all fun and games - that is until the kids are done playing outside and it’s time for you to entertain them for the rest of the day. Subsequently, snow days quickly turn from an exciting day off to a battle of the child versus the parent. Luckily, there are plenty of crafts to help keep your children - and you - happy while you wait out what’s (hopefully) the last storm of the season.

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Paper Snowflakes: These don’t have to be a bore; there are so many patterns to explore. You can also take your snowflake to the next level and add watercolor and oil pastels to the design.

Paper Bag Monsters: Make it a monsters themed snow day. Make these fun paper bag monster puppets while having a Monsters Inc. movie marathon in the background.

Rock Candy: Do you taste that? It’s the taste of science! Your kids will get to learn about the crystallization process while also creating some yummy rock candy at the same time.

Marshmallow Catapults: All you need is a plastic spoon, rubber bands, and popsicle sticks and you’re guaranteed a happy camper.

Do you have any other fun, snow day crafts to share? We would love to hear from you! Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, or visit our website to learn more about Miss Sue’s Nursery School!

At Miss Sue's, we encourage children to express themselves through art on a daily basis. We understand how important it is to have a creative outlet. Are you looking for a nursery school that will foster your child's creativity? If so, look no further than Miss Sue's! Call 516-938-0894 to learn more about enrollment.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Money Concepts To Teach Your Kids

Monkey see, monkey do. Your children observe your every move, so it comes as no surprise that they begin to mimic your habits and daily routines. But what about when it comes to your finances? While it may be easier to leave this topic up to their imagination, as a parent, it’s important to teach your child important financial responsibility at a young age.

Money Concepts To Teach Your Kids 

“To help the next generation avoid the mistakes of their elders and to live financially fit lives, they need to be taught the essentials about money.” - Beth Kobliner, author of the New York Times bestseller Get a Financial Life.

6 Money Concepts To Teach Your Kids
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 or to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 516-938-0894.