Save the planet with the help of your kids. Setting a routine is the best way to form healthy, green habits – and it’s never too late to learn a new routine, especially when it comes to teaching your family to become more environmentally responsible. Here are some simple ways we’ve become greener as a [...]
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Every year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) sponsors the Week of the Young Child, seven days devoted to celebrating early childhood education. The 2013 Week of the Young Child is happening April 14-20 and this year’s theme to celebrate is Early Years Are Learning Years. We invite you and your [...]
More and more research is being conducted every day that gives us a clearer picture of how young children learn. Research has proven what common sense tells us: children grow and thrive in the context of close and dependable relationships. When you entrust your child to the care of our early childhood professionals, you not [...]
We’re honored to welcome Dr. Susan Canizares to our La Petite family! Dr. Susan has joined La Petite Academy as Chief Academic Officer (CAO) and is excited to lead the educational mission of our school. She holds a Ph.D. in language and literacy development and offers more than 20 years of experience in educational publishing, [...]
Should your child start preschool at 2, 3, or even 4? Is he late-born, early-born, or right in between? Should he be one of the oldest in the class, the youngest, or in the middle? And what impact will this have on his eventual kindergarten start date? If your head is spinning at making this [...]
“Shhhh!” We were in the waiting room at the pediatrician’s office, and any peep the 6-month-old made was met by his mama’s “Shhhh!” She looked embarrassed about her baby’s happy – and wonderfully normal – babbling sounds. I couldn’t help encouraging her to support her little babbler. “Oh, he’s so cute! He’s talking up a [...]
Sharing quality literature is a wonderful way to introduce new ideas and start conversation with children. The following books feature stories of kindness and empathy. Incorporate these books into story time all year round to reinforce the valuable lessons highlighted during the Season of Giving. With the help of our friends at Sprout, we have [...]
We all want our children to love reading, to be good readers, and to build a strong literacy foundation for school. You don’t have to be a teacher or a specialist to positively influence your child’s reading success. But here’s what teachers do with their children that every parent can implement. Here are nine teacher [...]
Games for Toddlers Toddlers start to learn the alphabet by exposure. Seeing, hearing and playing with letters is the best way to start learning the alphabet. 1. Letter Sort – Get out your alphabet letters (foam, magnetic, any kind). Sort by colors, shapes (curvy or straight), letters in the child’s name, or by any criteria [...]