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Spring is in the air! We will be doing a lot more activities outside as we reach the end of our school year time together.
I want to share this article from National Association of Early Childhood Educators by Julia Luckenbill, as I feel very strongly about the benefits, for children and parents, of spending time in the great outdoors! Julia Luckenbill, M.A. is a Child Development Demonstration Lecturer at the Center for Child and Family Studies Laboratory School at the University of California, Davis.
Article By: Julia Luckenbill
As a teacher and as a parent, I have discovered this magic: When the kids are sad or too loud or when fights break out, taking the kids outside seems to fix everything, especially if running water, sand or soil is involved. At our school when the children spill out into the yard and garden, a sudden calm descends. At home, in the evening “arsenic hour,” playing on the grass erases our daughter’s distress. Though parking kids in front of the TV is one way to keep them busy, there are many reasons why sending them out to play is better for their development , especially if you come along and teach them about the plants, animals and natural materials found there.Here are 11 reasons to take the kids outside:
Wednesday, May 12 - Early Release
PreK pick-up at 11:15
Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day
Student/Teacher Holiday/ No School
Tuesday, June 6 - Pre-K Certificate Presentation/End of Year Water Day Party
Parents please plan on attending this event!
from 11:00 to 1:30 (lunch included).
Please look for more information coming home soon!
Wednesday, June 7 - Last Day of School/Early Release PreK pick-up at 11:15
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