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What do they do all day??

My mom opened my backpack and noticed that it was empty again.  She asked what I did at school and I said “I don’t know.”  But, I did know.  I did so much I didn’t know where to start.  Over the next few hours though, she heard all about it… My day started with finding [...]

By Vicki Ledeboer| Fri, Sep 13, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Cultivating a Sharing Attitude: Sarah Hamaker

There’s something in the air this time of year that brings out the selfishness in our kids. You’ve probably seen your preschooler become more possessive of her dolls or your toddler say the word, “Mine!” with emphasis more. And you definitely don’t want to see the eruptions when you insist your child share his toys [...]

By Sarah Hamaker| Fri, Dec 21, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

How to (really!) enjoy the Christmas season more with your kids this year!

It’s never too late (or too early) to start celebrating the true meaning of Christmas with your preschooler! At  Truro Church and at all Anglican churches, we believe observing advent is a way to help us do that against all odds. Advent is “a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant [...]

By Anne Bronaugh| Fri, Dec 7, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Best 5 Habits for Preschoolers: Tricia Tabb

Fiona sent me an email asking me if I would consider writing a blog article for TPK of the Best 5 habits to start with your preschooler. I replied to her, “pondering….when is it due?" I was packing for a two week trip to care for our grandchildren in South Carolina. I turned to my [...]

By Tricia Tabb| Mon, Nov 19, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Right brain/left brain development: Why play is the foundation for learning

Most of our TPK families have heard us talk about "developmental learning" and about how play is the foundation of what we do. Here's an article we wanted to share with you about brain development and how play sets the stage for academic learning. (See it at the original source.)   Did you know that [...]

By | Fri, Apr 13, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Helping our children to love well

The Bible tells us that we were made by love and for love. God lives in perfect love within himself, within the Trinity, and out of the fullness of God’s triune being and perfect love he created people in His image. We are also to live in love, to share in the experience of loving [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Fri, Feb 16, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Helping your child develop healthy self-esteem

Healthy Self Esteem is important. Children who feel good about themselves are better set for success socially and academically. Healthy self-esteem helps children gain in confidence, face challenges, enjoy successes and cope with disappointments or mistakes.   Give your children choices: While we desire our children to follow directions and this is an important skill [...]

By Fiona Bracy| Thu, Feb 8, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Organizing your home… while you have kids in it.

As I sat down to write this post, I decided that, before I started dispensing my ideas about organizing kid’s stuff, I should probably do a little research and see what others out there in the blogosphere were thinking and writing about. Some people were all about organizing on a tight budget; others were ready [...]

By Vicki Ledeboer| Fri, Jan 19, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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|

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|