From the Director
Your child has been working hard at school to learn how to be a capable problem solver. Preschoolers who can solve their own problems feel confident and enjoy learning. They are willing to make mistakes and learn from them while trying until they succeed. You can help at home by taking advantage of opportunities to talk about solving problems. Here are some ways to start a conversation:
• Point out that it takes time to learn something new (like riding a bicycle). Explain that learning something new can take a while and that “practice makes better.”
• Remind your child that problems and challenges are chances to “grow our brains.” Say “You know how to do lots of things. You practiced until you got good at them.” Or “Remember when you didn’t know the letters in your name? Now you write them all in order! We can read your name!”
• Work with your child to think of three ways to solve a problem. Talk about each one and then have your child pick one to try out.
• Let your child know that you believe in him or her. Say “Do you think you can solve that problem on your own? I think you can. What do you want to do first?”
• Point out your own mistakes as part of life and learning. “Uh-oh, I spilled my soup. But everyone makes mistakes. Next time I won’t put the mug where my elbow can bump it.”
Daddy Daughter Dance
Dads and daughters of all ages are invited to join us at the annual Daddy Daughter Dance, taking place on two special evenings in February. Choose the date that works best for your schedule and make some memories with your special girl(s). Dads aren’t the only ones who can bring a special someone—grandfathers, big brothers (18+) or significant others are welcome to attend.
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· Attend either Friday, February 7, or Saturday, February 8
· Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments served
· Includes commemorative 4×6 photo
· Purchase tickets by January 31 and receive an exclusive Daddy Daughter Dance chalkboard, a Chick-fil-A cow and a FREE Chick-fil-A sandwich coupon.
The coffee shop has started selling Green Smoothies. They are full of fruits, vegetables, protein and other wonderful things. I was skeptical and even resistant to trying them but let me tell you they are GOOD! Stop by and give one a try, if he has some already made he will even give you a sample.
Love is in the air and so is music! Music is a wonderful way for children to develop and explore their language skills as well as expose them to many different cultures. All age levels will be exploring the romantic rhythms of Spanish music and learning how to play the castanets, or as my young friends call them, snaps! We will “Skip to my Lou”, continue to experience different instruments during our free music play and learn our monthly Bible song, Who Did Swallow Jonah? – Mrs. Suzanne
February 2nd – Brenda Sorem (Race Car Class)
February 13th – Mitzi Bradley (Sea Turtle Class)
February 15th – Christine Glaser (Pre-K Floater)
February 27th – Beverly Obregon (Kangaroo Class)
February 4th – Registration Packets Go Home
February 6th – Love and Logic Parenting Class
February 7th/8th – Daddy Daughter Dance
February 11th – Spirit Day and Registration Packets Due
February 13th – Love and Logic Parenting Class, One/Two/Three Year Old Class Valentine Parties
February 14th – Open Registration 10am (church members)/11am (open to public), Four Year Old and TK Class Valentine Parties
February 27th – Pink and Black Day
March 4th – Green Eggs and Ham Day