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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from us at A Child's World! This time of year, we think back on all of the endless blessings in which we are so thankful. However, some people are not quite so lucky.
Last year, through the Talia Seidman Foundation and with your kind donations we helped Christopher Frasier, a 12 year old, physically disabled and medically fragile child. Christopher‘s greatest joy is reading and his books are his greatest possession. We have learned that as a result of Hurricane Irene many family items, including winter clothes and all of Christopher’s books were lost. This family has had tremendous hardship. In addition, Christopher’s mother, Nora, has cancer and is soon to have surgery. Christopher’s dad is healthy enough to work but requires the use of a wheel chair.
We are once again asking you to donate any books you have that would be appropriate for reading on a 10th or 11th grade level. I know all of you have young children but if you could ask your friends and relatives or people at work we can help to restore Christopher’s collection. Any other donations you may wish to give will be handled through the Talia Seidman Foundation that is a non profit 501(c)3 public charity. Your monetary donation to Christopher is tax deductable. Thank you very much for your help and have a wonderful holiday weekend.
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Your child’s education is important. As you explore the world of pre-K and kindergarten, you’ll want to know about what your child will be learning and how those skills will help them later in life. Check out these helpful resources to learn more about these topics:
- Another helpful source for information about encouraging your child can be found on this site. Read about parents’ concerns and experts’ opinions on getting children to try new things.
- What makes a good kindergarten classroom? This list of ten things to look for highlight some of the traits a good classroom will have. Check it out to learn more.
- There are three learning styles: kinesthetic, auditory, and visual. Learn about the differences in these styles of learning with this helpful and informative resource.
- Kindergarten may not seem like a place where lifetime skills are learned, but it is. Learn about how skills learned at this young age are used later in life with this article.
If you have questions or concerns about your child’s pre-K education and beyond, then contact A Child’s World at (215) 352-5279.
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Lifetime learners are those who are encouraged to try new things from a young age. You can encourage your children to step out of their comfort zone and try different activities in a variety of ways. The following tips will help inspire your kids to explore the world around them.
Support Your Children with Your Presence
A great way to encourage children to step out of their comfort zone is to take part in an educational class or activity with them. Whether you try a dance class, pottery making course, or something else, you will be helping your kids get into something they’ve never tried before. Your support, even if you’re just present for the class and not participating, will show them that you are ready and willing to help them dig into the world around them.
Praise Their Interest and Attempts at New Things
Praising your children for anything they choose to try is another positive way toencourage young children to do new things. Even if they don’t take well to a particular activity or may not be successful at trying something the first time, what counts is that the attempt was made at all. Successes aren’t the only thing worth praising—your children’s efforts at trying something new should be praised, as well. If your kids feel supported, then they will have the courage to explore the world around them.
Inquire About Their Interests
One of the simplest ways to encourage your children to try new things is to ask them what they would like to do. Inquire about their interests. From here, you can help them dive into new things that they have always wanted to do. With time, your kids will feel comfortable coming to you and seeking help in exploring new things.
Encouraging children to try new things is essential. Children who are interested in understanding the world around them leverage these skills into academic successes later in life. Without encouragement, you may not find your children’s hidden talents.
For additional tips on helping your children try new things, contact A Child’s Worldat (215) 352-5279. Our pre-kindergarten program helps to stimulate children’s interest in themselves and the world around them. Learn more about our philosophy and programs by visiting our website today.