Ready Set Go to Kindergarten

Television: Talking Violence

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, September 22, 2016
Television: Talking Violence As of late, watching the nightly news has become a challenge. For the last six weeks without a seeming break, I have been fed a steady diet of gun violence and loss related to the shootings in Orlando, Dallas, and ..

10 Ways to Prepare for Kindergarten & Life!

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The Top Ten Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten & Life! 10. Encourage your child to participate in play dates with friends. Life is all about getting along with others. Children need to learn how to play together ..

Celebrate Science and Culture with the Summer Solstice

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Summer Solstice is rapidly approaching and with it comes a perfect opportunity to celebrate science and culture with the preschoolers in your life. The summer solstice occurs on the day with the longest period of daylight here in the Northern He ..

Again....Again....Again...Encouraging Kids to Try New Book Genres

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Thursday, June 13, 2013
We are creatures of habit. We thrive on routine. And nowhere is this more evident than when it comes to reading. Our preschool kiddos often become hooked on the same book and want it read over and over again (case in point—my nightly rea ..

Ahhhhhhh, Summer...or is it, Aaarrrggghhhh, Summer?!

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Saturday, June 08, 2013
Like it or not, summer vacation has arrived! Long days, long nights, heat….it could be a recipe for disaster—or the perfect opportunity to learn and grow! Whether you are a parent looking for new summer activities to en ..