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Ready…Set…Go!
Ms. Vita Biddle

The start of each new school year brings with it a variety of emotions for parents and students alike. With excitement and anticipation often come questions and concerns. These guidelines should prove helpful to get both you and your children off to a great start this September.

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Nursery rhymes are not passé!
Mrs. Illene Courtright

A 2009 survey by Booktrust revealed that 25% of parents had never sung a nursery rhyme to their child, 20% of young parents (under 24) believed that nursery rhymes were not educational, and 33% of young parents said they did not sing nursery rhymes because they were too old-fashioned.

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Beautiful Minds are Filled with Questions
Mrs. Bernadette Gilmore

What happens to the infinite array of questions that preschoolers have? They can be endless, tiresome, even embarrassing when asked in public. Interestingly, such questions are a perfect vehicle for cognitive development, asked right at the time that information is needed by the child to resolve the uncertainty or disconnect with what is already understood.

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