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Lords and Ladies Newsletter East: April 2013

Welcome to the month of April! 

Welcome to the month of April.  We had a really busy and exciting month of March with Dr. Seuss week, the beginning of Spring, and St. Patrick’s day!

 

Themes of the Week

April 1             Patterns

April 8             Fine Motor

April 15           Food Art

April 22           Planets

April 29           April Showers Bring…May Flowers

 

 

Spring is Here!

The Lords and Ladies are really glad to have spring here as we are enjoying more outdoor activities!  We will be outside whenever possible, so please remember to have appropriate spare clothes in your child’s cubby.  We also ask that you apply sunscreen to your child before bringing them to school. This helps us get outside in the morning faster. We will apply sunscreen again after naptime.

At the Academy of Early Childhood Learning centers we will be celebrating the Week of the Young Child the week of April 14th.  This event, started by the NAEYC or National Association for the Education of Young Children is meant to focus public attention on the needs of young children.  Sometimes as parents, it’s easy to let the myriad of life’s challenges push children’s needs to the back burner.  This month, let’s challenge ourselves to plan special activities to do with your children or even just make a conscious effort to include your young child in the necessary tasks around the house.  Children can be great little helpers, but even when the “help” makes things take longer, you are strengthening the bond you have and are helping to shape your child’s development in self-help, problem solving, and cause and effect areas, as well as building their character. Special activities can be tough to plan and are sometimes expensive, but childhood is a relatively small window of time to share these experiences, so let’s make it count!  For more ideas, please see your parent article for this month.

As always, we look forward to spending this month with you and your child. If you have any questions at any time, please feel free to contact any of us.

Ms. Katie, Ms. Jessica, Ms. Heaven