Shorecrest Preparatory School Blog

STEAM Activity: Cloud Dough

Posted by Dr. Anna Baralt on Feb 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Cooking and baking with children are wonderful ways to learn math concepts. Though, admittedly it can be trying to talk through the lessons of cooking with small children when you’re in a rush to get dinner on the table.

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Topics: Preschool, STEAM, DIY

Setting Boundaries With Young Children

Posted by Betty Gootson on Feb 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Mid-year in the preschool classroom is when we often see, at home and at school, children pushing their limits and testing their boundaries. According to Arnold Gesell, children enter new stages of development about every six months, so it is not surprising that we see these changes.

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Topics: Preschool

Let Them Speak - Language Development in Preschool

Posted by Betty Gootson on Feb 1, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Effective communication with children does not happen through email, text or Twitter - it requires engaging in conversation, which has important and lasting benefits. For children to learn language, they must have opportunities to use language, receptively and expressively.
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Topics: Preschool

Entering New Stages of Preschool Development

Posted by Betty Gootson on Jan 25, 2017 8:00:00 PM

Children enter new stages of development about every six months. As an observant adult, you may notice them trying out new behaviors; some of which may be very positive, while others may not be so desirable. You may see your child testing boundaries and rules.

These changes are all part of normal development.

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Topics: Preschool

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Posted by Betty Gootson on Jan 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

One of the phenomena of the technology age is that email and texting have replaced letter writing for many teens and adults. While these methods of communication are convenient and save time, there still is a certain delight in finding a “real” letter in the mailbox. Writing letters is becoming a lost art as well a lost opportunity for children, and is a skill that, even in tomorrow’s world, is still beneficial to master.

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Topics: Preschool