Your Weekly Update from Natick Preschool
Important Things to Know!
The Power of Parent Talk
Your chid's brain is actively developing
*Talk, talk, talk and talk some more to your young child.
*Use vocabulary associated with whatever your are doing/playing even if you think your child does not yet know the word
*Read aloud to your child: stories, picture books, the weather report, the grocery list, a text from a grandparent
*Speak aloud what you notice your child doing whether to compliment them on a new skill or their effort at something they cannot do YET.
Mrs. Morrissey explains How to Handle a Book, a Massachusetts learning standard for preschool
Looking for an Interesting Read?
*The Incredible Years: A Trouble-Shooting Guide for Parents of Children
Aged 2-8 by Carolyn Webster Stratton
*How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
*Yardsticks by Chip Wood (an easy to read chart of developmental milestones by age 4 - 14)
Reminder for Parents Who Want to Volunteer--CORI Checks
Reminder If you want to volunteer in schools, you must have a CORI check conducted and you must go into the building with identification (drivers license or passport) to do this. Click here for description of what a CORI check is and does. Without a CORI check, you cannot volunteer in the school. Here is the form to fill out for a CORI. Preschool volunteer opportunities include being a Mystery Reader for the class, presenting a family tradition and supporting special projects.
Social Emotional Learning and Independence
Support Social Emotional Learning and Independence at home using the same language and systems we use at school
Handwashing at Home video
Schedules, Visuals, Daily Living and Social Emotional Learning These can help!
Make Clean-Up Fun Gracie's corner clean up song
What is the Preschool Flip?
Fleece! Jackets! Chilly weather calls for additional layers. Use the linked video to practice the Preschool Flip to build your child's independence putting on a jacket. They will be so proud of themselves and you will have your hands free for extra hugs!
How To Use PBIS at Home complete with printable red birds (don’t have a printer? Have your child make some red birds or choose what household item you can use to represent completion of a task.)
- Title I: Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title II
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990Title VI
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Title IX
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
- MGL, Ch.76, Section 5: Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 76, Section 5