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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|

Shaping Your Child’s Worldview

As our children grow up, they will each have to find the answers to many questions of life. They will work to establish their own identities, to figure out how to relate to the world around them - and they will at some point have to figure out what they know about God. These are big questions [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Fri, May 5, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Spiritual Growth|

About Supa, TPK’s sponsored child

Perhaps you have heard about Supa, TPK's sponsored child in Kenya. Today we would like to tell you more about Supa and her life at St. Nicholas. Please contact us if you'd like to know more about Supa, St. Nicholas, or sponsoring a child. Supa is a 3rd grader. She lives in Kenya. She has [...]

By Carolyn Baldwin| Fri, Apr 28, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fine Motor Play Activities

You'll sometimes hear us talking about fine motor and gross motor skills. What does that mean? Fine motor skills are those little movements that allow us to do more detailed physical tasks, such as picking up a small object with our fingers. Gross motor skills are those big movements that allow us to do motions [...]

By | Fri, Apr 21, 2017|Categories: Education & Literacy, Play|

Talking to your kids about severe weather

National Weather Service has confirmed that the DC metro area experienced two weak tornadoes yesterday – one near Herndon and one near Anacostia. The entire region experienced some very significant thunderstorms. I want to offer some tips for you about talking to your children about severe weather. How can you reassure your children and provide [...]

By | Fri, Apr 7, 2017|Categories: Parenting|

“I wonder if my child has developmental issues, but…”

We all know that our children grow and develop on their own timelines, each child at his or her own pace. But sometimes we might watch our child and think, "He just doesn't seem to be doing things quite like his same-age peers." We might wonder what's normal, who we can talk to about developmental [...]

By Kathy Kan| Fri, Mar 31, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Helping your children become problem-solvers

Do you ever find yourself watching your child with a bit of wonder and astonishment, wondering why the simplest of tasks has become so monumental? Wondering why the smallest of roadblocks sometimes results in tears?  Read on to find some ways to help your child develop his or her ability to overcome obstacles big and small. As [...]

By | Fri, Mar 24, 2017|Categories: Parenting|

Stress-Free Transitions in Your Child’s Day

Picture it: You've gotten your child's lunch packed and your bag ready to go, and you cheerfully say, "Okay, time to go!" -- and maybe you repeat yourself two or three times -- then suddenly you find your child melting down on the floor because he doesn't want to put on his shoes. Sound familiar? We've all [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Fri, Mar 10, 2017|Categories: Parenting|

Snowflake Carnival was a blast!

This week, we hosted one of our favorite events of the year, known as "Snowflake Carnival". We had two days of games, moonbounces, activities, crafts, face painting, snow-cones, cotton candy, snowball fights, and special storytimes. With no real snow having fallen here this winter, we enjoyed these "snowflakes" even more! We want to share just a [...]

By | Fri, Mar 3, 2017|Categories: Play, TPK Administrative|