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More Preschool Books We Love

It’s Literacy Week at TPK! You might have seen our littlest friends parading about the building in costumes - teachers too - and carrying books related to their costumes. So we are taking this opportunity to share with you about books we love and how to help your child find books they will love too. [...]

By | Fri, Nov 3, 2017|Categories: Education & Literacy|

Praying Blessings for Children

Praying Blessings for Children Patty Royall Years ago, one of my very best girlfriends, who is my all-time best prayer partner, gave me an article about using bible verses as blessings for children. The article recommended selecting a verse to be used every night at prayer time. The blessing was to be prayed over a [...]

By Patty Royall| Fri, Oct 27, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Spiritual Growth|

Real life “life hacks” that work for your life

Life hacks and organizational tips are everywhere you look. Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest are chock full of ideas.  Some ideas are great and others are just not doable.  I cannot imagine any world where Legos stay sorted by color or Barbies need their own individual pockets in hanging shoe bags. My favorite new hack floating [...]

By Vicki Ledeboer| Fri, Oct 13, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Resources & Recommendations|

A Love like God’s Love: Every Body is a Gift

God wants us to know Him and His love, and to share that love with the rest of the world through our lives and the way we choose to live them. During the first few weeks of Chapel, we’ve used a popular hand signal to start teaching a simple, yet incredibly important truth, the truth [...]

By Penelope Hayes| Fri, Oct 6, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

STEM activities to enjoy with your kids

Have you heard the term "STEM education" used in the media? You might wonder what it is and whether it's something that preschoolers can do. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It refers to a way of learning where children engage with design, building, research, and discovery - and it can be absolutely age [...]

By | Fri, Sep 29, 2017|Categories: Education & Literacy, Play, Resources & Recommendations|

How much does your 2-year-old really understand?

Everyone has heard of the ‘terrible two’s’ so when my firstborn, Jonah, sailed through the first half of the two’s stage without much fanfare I was very much relieved. But then his sister was born. And we started potty training. His preschool his teacher said that he was ‘squawking’ instead of using his words. Let’s [...]

By Kathy Kan| Fri, Sep 22, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

“How was school today?” … Making connections with your kids after school.

In our house, we sometimes fall into the trap of the obligatory afternoon check-in. It goes something like this: "Hi honey! I'm so happy to see you! How was your day?" "Good." And then the evening routine begins. You know the one: preparing dinner, doing homework, activities, chores, practicing the violin, walking the dog, bathtime, [...]

By | Fri, Sep 15, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Play|

It’s back to school time! How to make your transition smooth.

A new normal has begun for your child. A new class, new friends, new teachers and a new routine. It can initially feel overwhelming for you and for  your child. We want to acknowledge that these first few weeks can be hard and want to offer some support by sharing a few things that we [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Fri, Sep 8, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Making the Transition to “Big School” Easier

It's our last day at TPK for the school year! We have had such a wonderful year - getting to know your children, playing, learning, trying new things, making friends... For some of our littles, what comes next is a transition to "big school" - whether that's public school or private school. Today we'd like to [...]

By | Fri, May 26, 2017|Categories: Parenting|

“Mooooooom, I’m boooooooored!” (Summer activities for you and your kids!)

I’m bored! This is the dreaded statement we sometimes hear from our kids when they’re home, and while we didn’t have half as many choices growing up as it seems our children do when it comes to things to do, sometimes it seems like they run out of things to do faster. Being bored is actually [...]

By | Fri, May 12, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|