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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|

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|

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|

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|

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|