Thankful for you!

Now is the time of year we come together with family and friends to give thanks. We at Suburban Cooperative Nursery School would like to say thank you to the Staff, Board Members, and parents who have given of their time to keep our school going. Many generations of families have made our school what it is today. We thank you all for your help, hard work, and support! Happy Thanksgiving to our Suburban family past and present! We appreciate you.

The Preschool Pages

More summer fun books to share with your preschooler!

Summer's not over yet!! Here is an new list of fun summer reads to share with your preschooler.  Summer is a great time to spend some extra time together with a good book. Reading with your child promotes reading readiness, language skills and bonding. 
Pick up a good book and enjoy some summertime fun together!

These are the titles and authors of the selected books from left to right.

  1. The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
  2. Fred and Ted Go Camping by Peter Eastman
  3. Summer by Nuria Roca
  4. Mouses First Summer by Lauren Thompson
  5. Arthur's Family Vacation by Marc Brown
  6. Maisy Learns To Swim by Lucy Cousins
  7. Beach Day by Karen Roosa
  8. Curious George Goes Camping by Margret Rey
  9. Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle
  10. Just Grandma and Me by Mercer Mayer
  11. Ruby Learns To Swim by Phillip Gwynne
  12. The Whale In My Swimming Pool by Joyce Wan

The Benefits of Preschool Arts and Crafts

At Suburban we make art and crafts an important part of our daily routine! These  activities for promote growth and development of your child's fine motor skills, creativity, and confidence. Painting or drawing are always available at the easels, but our Teacher Jan Lorko also provides a special craft during each class that connects to the daily, weekly, or monthly theme. These projects are created for the age and level of your preschool child to engage them and build confidence in their skills. They are are fun activities for your children and a give you (the parent) a wonderful visual timeline of your child's development.

Here are some great articles and resources promoting the benefits of arts and crafts for preschool aged children:
PBS Parents: The Importance of Art in Child Development
Scholastic: Preparing for Preschool: Art
Education.com: The Value of Art for the Preschool Child

Parents here is a list of everyday supplies we collect throughout the year for some of our art projects:

  • Newspaper
  • Pringles lids
  • Rinsed juice and milk cartons
  • Paper grocery bags
  • Paper lunch bags
  • Magazines
  • Construction paper