Trips and Tips

“What we learn with pleasure we never forget"

January 23-30, 2019: A Trip to the Laundromat: the children will venture to the
laundromat and explore the surroundings through a scavenger hunt. This coincides
with the “clothing study.”

February 1, 2019: Newark Museum: 49 Washington St. Newark
The children will participate in Art Smart, using color, texture, shape and design to
appreciate the canvases.  They will also experience Asian Adventure using their 5

April 6, 2019: Fosterfields Living Farm: The 213-acre historical farm dates 1800s.
Costumed docents do their farm chores the old-fashioned way, while teaching visitors
about raising animals and growing vegetables.

Reading to young children is proven to improve and help along the process of cognitive
development. Cognitive development is the emergence of the ability to think and understand; it’s “the
construction of thought processes, including remembering, problem solving, and decision-making,
from childhood through adolescence to adulthood.” It refers to how a person perceives and thinks
about his or her world through areas such as information processing, intelligence, reasoning,
language development, and memory.

Below are a few videos to help parents read effectively to their children.

Tips on Reading to Kids:

How to Read to Children:

Strategies for Reading Aloud to Young Children

“Wash and Dry”: