April 2022 Family Fun Adventures

Updated: Jun 13


Picture, a preschooler wearing easter bunny ears and holding a basket full of easter eggs -Family Fun Adventures Blog
April is all about me month

Hello Families!


April is ALL ABOUT ME month. Take some time to talk to your child about what makes them unique and special. Maybe they have blue eyes when everyone else in the family has brown. Maybe they have the same smile as grandma or mannerisms as a dad. Download and take some time to go through the ALL ABOUT ME WORKBOOK with your toddler or preschool student.


Montessori is about learning naturally through play and observation. At Casa Montessori, as a family-owned and operated company, we also know the importance of working (and playing) together as a family. We believe in encouraging families to play together, make memories and have adventures.


You can also find our adventures on our social media platforms. We would LOVE to see your family's adventure. Upload some pictures to your social media platforms and tag us and use the hashtag#casafamilyfun We will keep an eye out! You can also encourage your friends to join our Family Fun Adventures too. They will be so glad that you did.


Happy April!

Casa Montessori Preschool Staff


 

WEEKEND FAMILY FUN CHALLENGE

In April we are going to celebrate Easter and what makes us unique. Take some time to download the resources below. Spend time together working on the exercises in the workbook and/or take our 30-day reading challenge. Maybe just take time to show your child what makes them unique in the family, in the community, and in our world.


Resources


Workbook & Worksheets


All About Me Downloadable Worksheet


30-day Reading Challenge Google Sheet (Send this in and be entered to win one of the books on our reading list!)


30-day Reading Challenge Downloadable Worksheet (Put this on your child's bulletin board and let them check off the books they read!)


 

CASA MONTESSORI READING LIST


Join our NEW 30-day reading challenge. You can start your challenge off with the books listed below or just choose some of the books you have at home. The goal is to read a book every day. We have a 30-day reading challenge worksheet for you to download with the very unique places to read, people to read with and book subjects you can read about. Once you have completed a "challenge" enter the information into a Google Form (CLICK HERE) and then submit it to be entered in to win one of the books below (the title is a SUPRISE!).


>> Download March 30-Day Reading Challenge Worksheet<<



Image, childrens book, book cover "All By Myself" by Mercer Mayer's,  Mercer Mayer’s Little Critters -Casa Motessori's 30 Day Reading Challenge -Casa Montessori Preschool Bremerton, Wa.
Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter wants to show you.

BOOK #1: All by Myself


by Mercer Mayer


Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter wants to show you all the things he can do for himself in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s tying his shoes, coloring a picture, or riding his bike, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to teach children about independence!


ORDER HERE>>


Image, book cover "I Like Myself" by Karen Beaumont -Casa's 30 Day Reading Challenge -Casa Montessori Preschool Bremerton, Wa
A confidence-boosting book for children

BOOK #2: I Like Myself!


by Karen Beaumont


An endearing, confidence-boosting book for children to know that they are special and important just the way they are.


ORDER HERE>>


Image, book cover "I Can Be Anything" by Jerry Spinelli -Casa's 30 Day Reading Challenge -Casa Montessori Preschool Bremerton, Wa.
When I grow up, what shall I be?

BOOK #3: I Can Be Anything!


by Jerry Spinelli


When I grow up, what shall I be?

This exuberant book offers up everything from a paper plane folder to a puppy dog holder, from a silly joke teller to a snowball smoother.


Newbery-Award-winning author Jerry Spinelli's simple and charming rhymes are accompanied by internationally-renowned illustrator Jimmy Liao's vibrant and fantastical illustrations. This book is an imaginative joyride about hopes and dreams, and a reminder of all the possibilities life has to offer. So, what do you want to be? Remember--you can be anything!


ORDER HERE>>


Image, book cover "Incredible Me" by Kathi Appelt -Casa's 30 Day Reading Challenge -Casa Montessori Preschool Bremerton, Wa.
Exuberantly Celebrate Incredible Me

BOOK #4: Incredible Me!


by Kathi Appelt


Join a rambunctious child as she exuberantly celebrates all the wonderful qualities that make her special -- her nose, her toes, her ears, herself!

Award winners Kathi Appelt and G. Brian Karas team up to create this joyous tribute to the wonders of being ... ME!


ORDER HERE>>


 

HELPFUL ARTICLES AND RESOURCES


Early Childhood Emotional & Social Development Identity


By Angela Oswalt, MSW


As with emotional development, both internal and external variables can affect young children's self-concept. For example, a child's temperament can affect how they view themselves and their ability to successfully complete tasks. Children with easy temperaments are typically willing to try things repeatedly and are better able to handle frustrations and challenges. In contrast, children with more difficult temperaments may become more easily frustrated and discouraged by challenges or changes in the situation.


SOURCE: GracePointWellness.org


READ MORE >


9 Secrets of Confident Kids


By Alina Tugend


Consider Your Compliments


Of course, young kids need plenty of encouragement, whether they're learning to crawl, throw a ball, or draw a circle. But your child can get so accustomed to hearing "Good job!" that he may have a hard time realizing when his accomplishments are really worth celebrating. He'll also sense when you're exaggerating ("That's the best block tower I have ever seen!") and may start ignoring your compliments. Don't praise your child if he does something that he's supposed to do. When he brushes his teeth or throws his shirt into the hamper, for example, a simple "thank you" is sufficient. Try to offer specific feedback: Instead of saying that your child's drawing is gorgeous, you might point out his nice use of purple.


SOURCE: Parents.com


READ MORE >


How to Encourage Independence in Your Child


By Katherine Lee


Gaining more independence and increasingly doing more things without parents is an important and natural part of growing up. But what can parents do to make sure their kids are getting the support—and if it's necessary some nudging—that they need to become confident and self-reliant individuals?


SOURCE: VeryWellFamily.com


READ MORE >


Teaching Kids To Be Kind


By Kristen Miller


Do you struggle with how to begin teaching kids to be kind? It’s not quite the same as teaching them good manners, although it’s similar. This isn’t about “Thank You” and “Excuse Me.” This is something more intangible – how do you teach your child to be kind when there is no solid word, phrase, or pattern to give them.


SOURCE: PracticalMom.com


READ MORE >


 

Interested in learning more about Casa Montessori?


We are currently enrolling for our Summer Enrichment Program and our 2022/2023 school year. If you are interested please below to schedule a tour today! Space is limited.


Also, if you are interested in enrolling your child(ren), please visit our website at CasaMontessoriWA.com or CLICK HERE and fill out our waiting list form.


Casa Montessori accepts DSHS, daycare assistance as well as military and multi-child discounts.


Are you looking for a full or part-time job working with preschool-age children? Casa Montessori is now hiring. We offer competitive wages, and a creative and fun work culture too. CLICK HERE to fill out an application today!





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