Happenings at AMC – Dr. Seuss, Amazon, Tooth Fairy, Chess, UWS News, and more

Happenings at AMC – Dr. Seuss, Amazon, Tooth Fairy, Chess, UWS News, and more

There’s so much going on at AMC. Here are some pictures and more info from our latest activities to pair with your recent newsletter. 164th Place – AMC 108th St. AMC Rego Park UWS: The children in the Play classroom had fun gluing tissue paper to create a hot air balloon Dr. Seuss hat! “Happy birthday, Dr.  Seuss, from the Imagine Class at the UWS.” The children in the Play classroom had fun gluing tissue paper to create a hot air balloon Dr. Seuss hat! Celebrating Dr. Seuss at Ridge:  This week Ridge had a “Seussical” time celebrating Dr. Seuss. Our activities were based on the funky stuff that happens in Dr. Seuss’ books. Our Hut and Teepee classes read “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” and identified colors and personality traits of the fish. The children then made their own colorful fish by painting or using dot makers on paper plates. Rego Park MORE INFO ABOUT AMAZON SMILE: On your first visit to the AMAZON SMILE website, you will be prompted to select an agency from their list of eligible organizations. AMC is listed as All My Children Day Care located in Brooklyn, NY. Amazon will remember your selection, and save it under your account. For every eligible purchase you make on smile.amazon.com, the foundation will send a donation to our school. To select our school for donations, please visit: https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/UZ7BF19MJ8JQ/ref=smi_ext_lnk_lcl_cl For more information about Amazon Smile, please visit the main page: http://smile.amazon.com/about Thank You in advance for your support and for enabling us to improve our school for your child. MORE PICS FROM TOOTH FAIRY: MORE ABOUT CHESS: In Lesson #4, we...
Sunday FUN Day and Pre-Purim Bash

Sunday FUN Day and Pre-Purim Bash

Celebrate Purim and Enjoy the Weekend with Friends, Family, and the AMC Team Sunday, March 10th is for celebration! We welcome you to have a blast with the AMC family for a special Sunday from 11AM-4PM. The excitement will be endless with inflatables, clowns, cotton candy, popcorn, and other food for sale, as well as preschool tours every hour on the hour. The kids will love seeing their friends and neighbors and you’ll delight in all there is to do. Remember, Purim is coming soon, so this pre-Purim bash will get families in the celebratory spirit, something you won’t want to miss. Location: 83-10 188th Street Jamaica Est., NY 11432 Parking is free and so is admission. We can’t wait to see you there and celebrate the big bash! In the meantime, check out this delicious Easy Hamantaschen recipe from allrecipies. They’re too good to pass up. At All My Children we offer a holistic approach to education inspired by nature. We see our role as not only educating the children of today, but as cultivating the leaders of tomorrow. By providing children with a nurturing and responsive environment to discover, learn, grow, and realize their potential, our children are empowered with school and life readiness skills. Drawing upon their sturdy ethical and educational roots, we believe our children can lead the way towards a better...
Listen Up! Tips To Get Your Kids to Really Hear You

Listen Up! Tips To Get Your Kids to Really Hear You

Do you ever feel like you’re talking to a brick wall when you’re asking your kids to do something or explaining something important? Do they look at you, yet you feel like none of the information is being absorbed? It’s frustrating when you’re trying to make a point, to give directions, or to get your kids to do something and there is this blank stare as though you’re not making any sound. Most parents have been there, and it’s hard to figure out how to get your kids to really listen. Why Aren’t They Listening? Are they ignoring you? Trying to be defiant? Simply scatterbrained? Or are they trying to see how far they can go without making you lose your marbles? When kids don’t listen, parents need to put their foot down, and let kids know that they have no choice but to hear what you’re saying. As the parent, it’s important that your child always takes what you say seriously. Because there may come a time, when if they don’t listen to you they can be in harm’s way. While danger may be unlikely, kids should know that their parents talking to them for a reason. Whether it’s to pick up their dirty socks off the floor or to look out because a car is coming, every word is valuable and children must understand that when a parent talks, their ears ought to perk up. No exceptions. One way to get kids to listen is to make them drop everything. When you’re talking, all eyes on you, both ears listening. If they’re watching TV, shut it off....
More Fun Pics From Our Valentine’s Day Activities at AMC

More Fun Pics From Our Valentine’s Day Activities at AMC

Valentine’s day was tons of fun at our many AMC locations. Love was in the air and the children had such a great time. We made crafts, ate tasty food, and celebrated friendship. We danced and sang, held bake sales, made beautiful artwork, and so much more. Too bad it can’t be Valentine’s Day every day! We are excited to share some additional photos with you to show you how we spent the day. Enjoy some more pics from our V-day celebrations… Did your child have a great Valentine’s Day too? Share your loving moments in the comments section. Come back to visit the AMC blogs soon! By: Melissa A....
Pair Your Kid’s Personality with the Right Pet

Pair Your Kid’s Personality with the Right Pet

Is your child pestering you for a pet? If you’re finally ready to give in and go for it, be mindful of the sort of pet you choose. Certain animals may be better suited for your child depending upon their personality. So, before you adopt, make your decision based on more than just cuteness and cuddliness. Because caring for a pet is a forever endeavor, and the perfect match will make the relationship so much more rewarding. Here are some helpful suggestions that will steer you in the right direction. Talk it over with your child and see if you can make the pet process go smoothly. They may have had their heart set on a particular pet. But when they hear about the alternatives and why a different pet may be a wiser choice, everyone will be happier…including your newest non-human family member. Is Your Child Outgoing? If your child is super bubbly, talkative, friendly, and fun-loving, a puppy is the perfect choice. Puppies are incredibly active, so they need an upbeat caretaker who can keep up. From tossing a ball outside to playing fetch, not to mention the many walks the puppy will need regularly, your child’s outgoing nature will be at the right level to take on a puppy with full steam. All that running around will tire both of them out by the end of the day! Is Your Child Introverted? For kids who enjoy solo time, one-on-one play dates, and quieter activities, a kitten would make for a well-suited furry friend. Felines are relatively self-sufficient and often keep to themselves. But when it’s time...
Surprise Your Child This Valentine’s Day With Special Ways to Show You Care

Surprise Your Child This Valentine’s Day With Special Ways to Show You Care

This month makes us reflect on how much we love our children. Of course, we love them unconditionally year-round, 24/7, but when Valentine’s Day comes knocking, we can help but get a little extra “mushy.” What could be better than chocolate candies, sentimental cards, and all those extra kisses? It makes the wintertime just a little warmer. This year why not surprise your sweetie pie with unique ways to show how much you care. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant or over-the-top. Just remember it’s the little things that count the most. These are the moments your child will remember fondly as they get older. Make Valentine’s Day even more of a day to adore by doing one or all of these cute things to express your unending love for your child. Slip a Note Into Their Lunchbox When you pack your child’s lunch, leave a little note that will make them smile as they eat their sandwich and snacks. Perhaps a loving poem or a few words that describe just how wonderful they are. You can draw a cute picture or add some Valentine’s Day stickers to make it pop. Be creative and fun and make lunchtime the most loving time of day. Sweet Treats at a Special Time We all want our kids to enjoy a nutritious breakfast, but give them one special day to indulge. And with all the chocolate that’s available, why not start the day with something sweet? Along with their normal breakfast, let them start the meal with a chocolate truffle or some other type of candy they love. It’s just one...
February Happenings at AMC

February Happenings at AMC

Transportation We have been so busy in Pre-K for the last few weeks. We have been learning and exploring in so many ways! Our exciting exploration of Transportation with the children provided many opportunities for the children to share and discuss their experiences. We focused on what kinds of transportation there are and which ones we use, who operates the vehicles, and how we keep ourselves safe when traveling. These safety guidelines are important and do take the time to practice and review them with your child. We talked about the purpose of transportation and the children shared what their favorite form of transportation is and why. We also reflected about how we can help others using transportation with specialty vehicles such as police cars and helicopters, firetrucks, and ambulances, and even including coast guard rescue boats. We learned there are different ways to travel on land, sea or when in the air. What a wonderful world to explore! We read several books about transportation and even our classic The Little Engine that Could.  Children know how hard the Little Engine train worked, tried and succeeded. It was an opportune platform to teach children “I think  I can” the value of optimism and hard work. Community Helpers – Another Photo Mayfield/ Jamaica Est News This month at AMC Mayfield our classes are focusing on the winter season. We are exploring the many ways winter impacts our everyday lives and researching what happens to the world around us. In the toddler class, Miss Rebecca and Miss Adi’s students had the opportunity to go outside and touch the snow and ice we found in a sand bucket. We brought the ice...
Valentine’s Day Themed Books Kids Will Love to Read

Valentine’s Day Themed Books Kids Will Love to Read

February is all about love since Valentine’s Day is smack in the middle of the shortest (but most sentimental) month of the year. And when you want to spread the love to your kids, what better way to do so than by reading together? Spending time reading with your kids shows them you care about their happiness, and the educational component is essential. Here are a few books that will make your Valentine’s Day even more special. Valentine’s Day is Cool (Pete the Cat Series) Pete’s feelings about Valentine’s Day are changed for the better in this fun book that comes with a poster, stickers, and V-Day cards your kids can share with friends and family. My Fuzzy Valentine For kids who are obsessed with Elmo, this Sesame Street book is a must-read. And who doesn’t love Elmo?! Ollie’s Valentine All of Ollie’s friends have Valentines, but he’s in search of his very own. Follow the story and see if Ollie finds success. Never Too Little To Love The Valentine’s tale of Tiny Too-Little will be a favorite for kids who love to see how life’s struggles can make us stronger. Love is You & Me Love makes everything better, as told in this kid-friendly story about the importance of love not only on Valentine’s Day, but every day of the year. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day! Stay tuned for more blogs coming soon to All My Children. By: Melissa A. Kay...
Valentine’s Messages for Kids

Valentine’s Messages for Kids

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away, so let’s start the love fest with some of Cupid’s love for our cuties. Here are some heartfelt quotes and messages to get you in the Valentine’s spirit before you spoil them with chocolates! Simple, and to the point. Something your child must always remember. There are a million little things. Your child is certainly amazing. Get a little clever. The love you have fills you from within. And that smile never fades. Let Pooh say it for you. And that’s a fact. And everywhere in between! Have a Happy Valentine’s Day! Stay tuned for more posts on our blogs. By: Melissa A....
Four Ways to Warm Up on Winter Mornings

Four Ways to Warm Up on Winter Mornings

Now that winter has us nearly frozen stiff, getting up and at ‘em in the morning proves more challenging than ever. And getting the kids revved up and ready for school is a struggle when they’d prefer to stay in bed and snuggle. When you need to get things moving in the AM, here are some ways to warm up fast so you aren’t in a rush when it’s time to get to daycare, school, and work. Hot Cereal Kids love a crisp bowl of cereal and milk to start the day, but a cold meal isn’t so tempting when the temperature dips. Instead, prepare a hot bowl of instant or quick cooking oats. It’s nearly as easy to prepare as a bowl of cold cereal, and will warm their bellies, keeping them full ‘till lunchtime. Warm Towels If your kids bathe or shower in the morning, make getting out of the bath or shower less shivery when they wrap themselves in a warm towel. Just grab a towel and pop it in the dryer for a few minutes. The snuggly softness all warmed up is reason alone to rise and shine. Space Heaters If some sections of your home are chilly no matter how high you set the thermostat, consider using an inexpensive, yet safe space heater. Most heat up a room in minutes, making getting up out of bed easy when the next room is toasty warm. Be sure to shut it off when you leave the house. Exercise Get the blood flowing with some quick morning exercises first thing. A few jumping jacks, sit-ups, marching in...
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