Posted: July 9th, 2012 | Author: Kerri Baxter | Filed under: Child Care Providers, News, Susan's Blog | Tags: activities, activity, childcare, children, curiosity, early childhood, experimentation, family, family childcare, observation, parents, preschool, providers, resources, summer, websites | No Comments »
Can’t beat that. The National Center for Family Literacy, the wonderful locally based organization that brings you Wonderopolis, is now bringing a Free on-line summer camp to you and your kids. If you haven’t signed up for Wonderopolis you are missing out on one of the most entertaining and educational experiences available. Oh, did I mention it is Free? Go to Camp What-A-Wonder for the details.
Susan A. Vessels
Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C)
Posted: May 24th, 2012 | Author: Kerri Baxter | Filed under: Event, News, Pat's Blog | Tags: childcare, children, family, summer | No Comments »
It is the day set aside each year to remember those who have given their lives in combat for our country throughout the years. It might be a grandparent, uncle, neighbor, friend of your parent’s. Many families have cookouts, go camping for the first time this season. It is traditionally, the kick-off off summer. Some kids will already be out of school while others may get out in a day or two. The younger child probably thinks of it as a picnic day or a day when the family gets together. As you take attendance or have circle time, ask each child what their family is going to do for the holiday.
Posted: May 15th, 2012 | Author: Kerri Baxter | Filed under: Child Care Providers, Event, News | Tags: activities, activity, childcare, children, development, early childhood, experiences, family, learning, parents, preschool, summer | No Comments »
Bring the Family Out for STORYTIME!
Storytellers will engage audiences with
Fairy Tales & Multi-cultural Folktales!
We invite your family to ANY of the Storytimes listed below!
*~*All Storytimes are FREE and open to the public*~*
Saturday, May 19th @ Old Louisville SpringFest
10:30am-10:50am and 11:15am-11:35am
Tuesday, July 3rd @ 2:00 pm
Louisville Free Public Library – Fern Creek Branch
6768 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40291
Tuesday, July 10th @ 2:30 pm
Louisville Free Public Library – Jeffersontown Branch
10635 Watterson Trail
Louisville, KY 40299
Saturday, July 14th @ 11:00 am
Louisville Free Public Library – St. Matthews Branch
3940 Grandview Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40207
Tuesday, August 7th @ 2:30 pm
Louisville Free Public Library – Bon Air Branch
2816 Del Rio Place
Louisville, Kentucky 40220
BE SURE TO MENTION THAT BLUE APPLE SENT YOU!!
Why Tell Stories?
Stories Can Help Children:
Motivate interest in reading
Cope with stress
Appreciate his/her own cultural heritage, as well as others
Form judgments and values
If you have any further questions please contact Heather Burns at Heather@blueappleplayers.org
Posted: June 23rd, 2010 | Author: Robin Schotter | Filed under: News, Science | Tags: activities, Science, summer, websites | No Comments »
Looking for adventure this summer and opportunities to explore with your child right in your own back yard? There are tons of ideas and suggestions on the internet. Here are just a few of my favorite sites.
TryScience (www.tryscience.org) is a collaboration between science and technology centers. Try out suggested experiments at home, play online games, or view live feeds from webcams in science centers all over the world. Under the “Parents” section, download free family guides to science and nature destinations in your own city and state!
Peep and the Big Wide World™ (www.peepandthebigwideworld.com) is a preschool science cartoon based on a curious little bird named Peep. The website contains a different cartoon episode each day, games, recommended books, a free downloadable “Explorer’s Guide” and loads of fun, easy “Anywhere Science and Math Activities” that give you ideas based on themes or location.
Kids Gardening (www.kidsgardening.org), created by the National Gardening Association, offers everything you need to know to start gardening with your child. Here you can find what kind of gardening activities you can expect your child to accomplish at various ages, how to design and build a garden, tips on gardening safety, and recommendations on which plants are easy for children to grow.
Nature Rocks (www.naturerocks.org) provides local destinations for exploring nature as well as activity suggestions based on your location, age of child and how much time you have available.