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May 2019 National Holidays

May 2019 National Holidays

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May 2019 National Holidays

Spring has sprung and there are quite a few fun and exciting special National Holidays for May 2019. Of course some of the days listed are meant to be silly and an excuse to participate in something out of the ordinary, but some of the Holidays are days that we recognize as a Country. Click on the text links next to the date for more information on the National Holiday and different ways to celebrate. We have included a link to our Pinterest boards for some of the dates. Be sure to check them out because we have a lot of ideas pinned there for special gifts that would be prefect for National Teacher Day and Mother’s Day. Pinterest is a great resource for browsing for occasions, celebrations, arts and crafts, etc. You name it, it’s probably listed there. Have fun creating memories with your family and friends this month!

MAY 1 – May Day

MAY 2 – National Brothers and Sisters Day

MAY 4 – Star Wars Day  

MAY 5 – Cinco de Mayo

MAY 7 – National Teacher Day

MAY 10 – National Clean Your Room Day

MAY 12 – Mother’s Day

MAY 15 – International Day of Families

MAY 24 – National Scavenger Hunt Day

MAY 27 – Memorial Day *reminder that all Prestige locations will be closed in observance of the Holiday.

 

There is always something fun happening at our schools! Our creative and wonderful teachers are sure to include activities on their lesson plans that they know their students will enjoy. They have plenty of art work to come home and songs to share. Ask your child what they enjoyed at school today, we’re positive you will hear a lot of fun stories and chatter. Check with your local Prestige Preschool Academy for more fun events and activities for May 2019! 

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National Holidays – April 2019

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National Holidays for April 2019

Have some fun this month celebrating and honoring these National Holidays. These holidays make great conversation starters with your child. It is a perfect opportunity for learning about the world around them.

  • April 1 – April Fools’ Day
  • April 2 – National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
  • April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 3 – National Find a Rainbow Day
  • April 10 – National Hug Your Dog Day
  • April 10 – National Siblings Day
  • April 11 – National Pet Day
  • April 12 – National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
  • April 16 – Wear Pajamas to Work Day
  • April 21 – Easter
  • April 21 – National Kindergarten Day
  • April 22 – Earth Day
  • April 23 – National Picnic Day
  • April 24 – Administrative Professionals Day
  • April 26 – Arbor Day
  • ​April 28 – National Superhero Day

Check with your local Prestige Preschool Academy for more fun events in April!

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National Holidays for October 2018

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National Holidays for October 2018

National Holidays for October 2018 that can be recognized and celebrated for implementation of activities for children to learn about the world around them. Child Health Month & Family History Month is the focus of the month of October. Prestige Preschool Academy teachers are sure to plan activities and events on their lesson plans for their students. Their classroom is full of art pieces to showcase their creativity.

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

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May 2018 – Prestige Preschool Academy – Start a Garden with Your Children

How Does Your Garden Grow?

 

Gardening with your children is a great bonding experience and the lessons they learn will astound you.  After harvesting a carrot from the garden you may be surprised that your “picky eater” really likes veggies.  Plus, you will be outside and exercising!

Here are some age-by-age garden ideas for your little green thumbs.

Age 2

  • Speed-garden. Toddlers and waiting don’t mix. For fast results, place a few pea or bean seeds and a slightly moistened cotton ball in a see-through plastic cup or sandwich bag (tape it to the window for maximum sun and easy viewing). “This is the absolute easiest way to begin,” says Cohen. “You’ll see sprouts within a week.” Then transfer the seedlings to a garden or container (see “No Backyard? No Problem!” below).
  • Let ’em get dirty. “Give your child a small hand trowel and let her search through the soil for worms,” says Rose Judd-Murray, a youth gardening specialist with the National Gardening Association. “She can even carefully handle the worms and measure how long they are.”

Ages 3 to 4

  • Build a bean tepee. This easy, fast-growing project makes a terrific fort. Pick a spot that gets at least six hours of sun per day. Buy five 6-foot wooden stakes (or use fallen tree branches sturdy enough to support a growing plant) and stick them a few inches into the ground, tying the stakes together at the top like a tepee. Add a bit of new soil around each stake and have kids press a few pole-bean seeds an inch or so into the ground. Sprouts will wind their way up the stakes in a couple of weeks.
  • Keep a calendar. Preschoolers are learning patience and a sense of time—concepts that can be reinforced in the garden. Use a calendar to highlight the days when you expect seeds to germinate. To add to kids’ sense of accomplishment—and make the waiting more bearable—have them put a sticker or check mark on days they water and weed.
  • Choose the right plants. For the best chance of success, pick easy-to-grow veggies such as radishes, carrots and lettuce. Seeds that are big enough for little fingers to handle easily include sunflowers, nasturtiums, beans, and peas.

Ages 5 to 6

  • Start with seedlings. For an edible haul faster, start with small veggie plants instead of seeds; kids’ feelings of accomplishment will be boosted by the quick results.
  • Create a storybook garden. Read a favorite garden-themed book and create your own garden to match. Two favorites: The Carrot Seed, by Ruth Krauss. Pick a sunny spot and plant carrot or sunflower seeds in the ground or a container (be sure to choose a place with enough room—sunflowers can grow up to 15 feet tall!). The wow factor with sunflowers makes them a special favorite with kindergarten kids.

No Backyard? No Problem

You can still grow plants in a container garden on a porch or windowsill, says gardening expert Rebecca P. Cohen. To get started, you’ll need a 12-inch-diameter bucket with good drainage (soil that’s too wet is bad for plants); potting mix; and a location with full sun every day. Or add a fun twist with containers that can be adapted for growing, such as milk cartons, baskets, plastic pails or items in the recycling bin (poke holes in your container if necessary).

Gardening at Your Local Prestige Preschool Academy 

Find your nearest Prestige Preschool Academy and see how our gardens grow!!

 

 

Read more at KidsGardening.org

From Parenting Magazine – By Charlotte Latvala

 

 

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