Category Archives: Parenting infomation

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

Tip of the month for June –  Feelings.  Tips can be heard on both SunFM, 98.5, and Moose FM, 100.1, daily.  To download and print, click Early Learning Tip June Feelings or click on the image below to enlarge:

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

Tip of the month for May –  Unstructured Play.  Tips can be heard on both SunFM, 98.5, and Moose FM, 100.1, daily.  To download and print, click 9 Early Learning Tip May Unstructured Play or click on the image below to enlarge:

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

Tip of the month for April –  Independence.  Tips can be heard on both SunFM, 98.5, and Moose FM, 100.1, daily.  To download and print, click Early Learning Tip April Independence or click on the image below to enlarge:

Annual Early Years Heath Roundup – March 7, 2018 @ the Totem Mall

Annual Early Years Heath Roundup – March 7, 2018 @ the Totem Mall

The Family Friendly Coalition, Children First and Success by 6 are proud to present the Early Years Health Round Up on March 7th from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Head to the Totem Mall for a free child friendly event for children ages 0-5. Connect directly with local community experts and have a chance to learn about your child’s development progress as you visit interactive booths. For more information you can visit the family friendly website at familyfriendlycommunity.org.

 

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

Tip of the month for March –  Go Outside & Play!  Tips can be heard on both SunFM, 98.5, and Moose FM, 100.1, daily.  To download and print, click 7 Early Learning Tip Mar Go Outside or click on the image below to enlarge:

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

Tip of the month for February –  Reading with your child!  Tips can be heard on both SunFM, 98.5, and Moose FM, 100.1, daily.  To download and print, click 6 Early Learning Tip Feb Playing Games or click on the image below to enlarge:

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

Tip of the month for January –  Reading with your child!  Tips can be heard on both SunFM, 98.5, and Moose FM, 100.1, daily.  To download and print, click 5 Early Learning Tip Jan Reading or click on the image below to enlarge:

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

SD60 wants you to know … you are your child’s first and best teacher

Tip of the month for December – Tummy Time! Holding your child and giving tummy time will help build strong core muscles and develop your child’s brain. Holding their head up and moving their bodies are essential activities for development.  Tips can be heard on both SunFM, 98.5, and Moose FM, 100.1, daily.  To download and print, click 4-early-learning-tip-dec-tummy-time or click on the image below to enlarge:

Fire Drills-something to think about!!

Fire Drills-something to think about!!

Having StrongStart and Preschool as part of an elementary school, fire drills occur several times throughout the year.  The experience can be a confusing and frightening to any child-the fire alarm is loud, it is sudden and often unexpected, and can bring up many anxieties for children.  Even with warning many reactions are that of tears and fear!

It is required that I do fire drill practice monthly with the preschool class.  This usually is me calling out “Fire alarm, fire alarm, fire alarm”.  The children stop what they are doing line up and we proceed out of the school if the weather permits or to the boot room and discuss what we would do in the event of a real fire.  We also have many discussions at circle time with picture cards about the steps of a fire drill and why we practice them.  Even without the bell and lots of discussion, many children continue to react with tears or comments that they don’t want the loud bell, what will happen to their shoes/boots and backpacks left behind and that it is scary!

Children handle anticipation and experiences best if they first know what to expect and first hear about it and practice with their parents/families.

So I wonder…

*Do you have a fire safety plan?

*Do you practice at home?

*Has your child ever heard your smoke detector at home???