Posts by SNA

#FBF Camping Trip

Posted on Apr 28, 2017

#FBF Camping Trip

Each summer the Co-op arranges a camping trip to Utah for our families to escape the summer heat and commune with nature. Although the exact location changes each year, it’s always a very affordable trip to take. So many memories are made on the 3 day adventure! Doesn’t this look so peaceful and serene? Even with a flock of 3-5 year olds….

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Play Dough Center

Posted on Apr 11, 2017

Play Dough Center

Play dough is sure to be a memory your child takes with them when they leave Kids’ Co-op! It’s a tool our teachers use to help with prewriting skills, fine and gross motor development, introducing letters, color recognition, and sensory play to name a few things!

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Pre-reading Skills: Building Print Knowledge

Posted on Apr 5, 2017

Pre-reading Skills: Building Print Knowledge

What is pre-reading? How do children learn to read? What should they be learning in preschool? Pre-reading is also defined as Literacy Socialization, which consists of two items: phonological awareness and print knowledge.

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Feeding the Brain

Posted on Mar 30, 2017

Feeding the Brain

Healthy brain function and development require good overall nutrition.

There aren’t any foods that can make children smarter, but making good food choices can definitely set them up for success. What children eat affects focus and cognitive skills. So, they must eat a healthy diet to make sure their brain has all the nutrients it needs to work properly.

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Learning Through Play Series: Science Center

Posted on Mar 27, 2017

Learning Through Play Series: Science Center

Incorporating scientific concepts and nature into play is an art form our teachers are very skilled in. These experiences set up the foundation for learning more complex concepts as our children get older, those “coat hooks” we’ve written about in past blogs. Science, discovery, and exploration are fun at Kids’ Co-op.

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