Friday Giveaway

Periodically we will give away resources for teachers and families of young children. Our first giveaway is a book by Jackie Silberg, 500 Five Minute Games. The book includes activities for 3-6 year-old children related to all types of games–alphabet , animal, birthday , color, counting and many, many more. …

Teaching the Alphabet

The ability to recognize, identify, and form letters, as well as associate them with their sounds, is an essential component of literacy development. Among the pre-reading skills that are traditionally evaluated, the one that appears to be the strongest predictor of later reading success is letter identification.  Children best learn…

Learning with Plastic Bottles

Try these ideas, courtesy of drjean.org, for using plastic bottles at home or in the classroom. Remove labels from plastic bottles. (If there is sticky glue you can use Goo Gone or simply cover with clear packaging tape.) Glue the lids on with a hot glue gun or Super Glue….

Words, words everywhere!

There are lots of simple and creative ways of engaging children of all ability levels with words and letters in the classroom.  Here are some ideas, some of them have been borrowed from Dr. Jean.  You can find her at www.drjean.org Highlighters – Give children highlighters and a newspaper or…

Parent-Child Playgroups

The Pottstown Family Center will be holding parent-child playgroups on Wednesdays at the Bright Hope Community Room starting in February.  These playgroups are designed for parents with children age 0-5, and will provide an opportunity for parents to meet and talk to one another about the joys and hardships of parenting!  Family…