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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|

Raising your child’s intellectual capacity with early music education

Today's guest post is from TPK parent and music educator Kathryn Brunner. Research has shown a link between learning music and achievement in many other forms of learning - including math and literacy. Read on to learn about how you can use music and movement not only to support your child's development - but to have [...]

By Kathryn Brunner| Fri, Feb 24, 2017|Categories: Education & Literacy, Play|

A special space: TPK’s children’s chapel

Have you ever wondered what we do in Chapel at TPK? Today's guest post is by one of our Chapel leaders, Penelope Hayes. Read on to learn about our chapel program and why it's special. On the first floor of Truro Preschool and Kindergarten is a color filled room with large decoupaged “stained glass windows” [...]

By | Fri, Feb 17, 2017|Categories: Spiritual Growth|

“There’s just not enough time in my day!”

Moms, do you ever feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day to do everything you need to do? Feel pulled in five different directions sometimes? Wonder how you're going to get the kids fed, the house clean, your work done, bills paid, school dropoff and pickup successfully completed, your kids' homework done, lunches packed, [...]

By | Fri, Feb 10, 2017|Categories: Parenting|

A Conscious Discipline Technique: When two kids are fighting

Today I want to share with you a Conscious Discipline technique posted directly from their Facebook page. Disagreements happen. They happen in the classroom, they happen at home, they happen between siblings, they happen between friends. Our friends at Conscious Discipline posted about it this week, and I felt a sense of peace just reading [...]

By | Fri, Feb 3, 2017|Categories: Parenting, Resources & Recommendations|Tags: |

How to Incorporate Early Literacy Into Your Daily Activities

Something we say over and over again at TPK is: You (mom and dad) are your child's first and best teacher. Your children learn so much from you throughout their development. This is never more evident than during the very early years of your child's life, during which they show incredible growth and development. Did [...]

By | Fri, Jan 27, 2017|Categories: Education & Literacy, Parenting, Play|

Why Preschool Matters

It's Preschool registration time, and we are so enjoying meeting prospective students and their families. One of the questions people sometime ask us is: "What difference is Preschool going to make for my child? How does it benefit them?" Read on to learn a little about what benefits Preschool may have for your child's growth [...]

By | Fri, Jan 20, 2017|Categories: Education & Literacy, TPK Administrative|

Using Digital Media Well With Your Kids

Confession time: I use the iPad as a babysitter sometimes. I know - all the experts say not to. But there have been so many times over the years that what I've needed was just to have my child distracted for a few minutes so I can take a shower or unload the dishwasher or [...]

By | Fri, Jan 13, 2017|Categories: Parenting|

Pre-K or Kindergarten? Public school or private school? Choosing the Right School for Your Family

It's preschool registration time, and we know that lots of families are deciding where their children will go to school next year. For our families with 4-year-olds especially, we know that many of you are deciding between Pre-K and Kindergarten; and we know that many of you are exploring your options for Kindergarten, be it [...]

By | Tue, Jan 10, 2017|Categories: Education & Literacy, TPK Administrative|