Last week’s blog post talked about water safety and getting your preschoolers used to the water in a safe, fun way via play-based learning.
At The International Preschools, where our learning philosophy is play-based, we use a variety of tools from books, games, art, role-playing, and other methods in order to teach different skills and lessons. To supplement your child’s exposure, comfort, and experimentation with the water, here are a list of books that he/she will enjoy reading…
One of the most entertaining everyday occurrences at The International Preschools are the many “sound bites” that children share with their teachers. Children provide unique yet innocent insights and observations about the world around them on a daily basis, from a trip that they will be taking with their families to a gaggle of puppies that they saw frolicking in Central Park. As teachers, parents, caregivers, and friends, we are happy to engage in these little conversations.
Sometimes, with both parents and teachers, these conversations can take on a more serious tone. Topics such as death, divorce, moving to a new house or school, or even the addition of a new baby can bring up worries and questions in young children. And, in the world that we live in today, the addition of terrorist attacks close to home can further exacerbate the internal fears within children.
The International Preschools Blog is an opportunity to journey into the school's classrooms. Here you will find information about play-based education, diversity, classroom themes; all the things that make learning joyful and fun at one of the best preschools in New York City.