Happy June! Let’s play!

 What are you doing this summer?  Any plans?

At MKH we are going to play and have fun.  With the new restrictions of small class sizes, we offer a clean and safe atmosphere with lots of imagination and play based learning for the summer months.  School will start again in August and we want our friends to enjoy their summer with fun games and socializing with other children again.  Come join us!

Holiday Hours for Center

Ms. Kelli’s House Infant Center and MKH Preschool Academy are closed for the followings Holidays:

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Closed Wed-Fri Nov. 21-23

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Closed Monday-Tuesday December 24-January 1, 2019.

When we re-open in January, our hours will be:

Monday-Friday

6:30am-6:00pm

 

 

Just Playing: A poem.

Just Playing

By:  Anita Wadley, Edmond Oklahoma

When I am building in the block area, please don’t say I’m “just playing”.  For you see, I’m learning as I play, about balances and shapes.

Who knows, I may be an architect someday.

When I am getting all dressed up, setting the table, caring for the babies, don’t get the idea that I’m “just playing”.  For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m expressing myself and being creative.  I may be an artist or an inventor someday.

When you see me sitting in a chair and reading to an imaginary audience, please don’t laugh and think I’m “just playing”.  For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I may be a teacher someday.

When you see me combing the bushes for bugs or packing my pockets with choice things I find, don’t pass it off as “just play”.  For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I may be a scientist someday.

When you see me engrossed in a puzzle or some “play thing” at my school, please don’t feel that time is wasted in “play”.  For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning to solve problems and concentrate.  I may be in business someday.

When you see me cooking or tasting foods, please don’t think that because I enjoy it, it is “just play”.  For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning to follow directions and see differences.  I may be a cook someday.

When you see me learning to skip, hop, run and move my body, please don’t say I’m, “just playing”.  For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning how my body works.  I may be a doctor, nurse or athlete someday.

When  you ask me what I’ve done at school today and I say I “just played”, please don’t misunderstand me.  For you see, I’m learning as I play.

I’m learning to enjoy and be successful at my work.  I’m preparing for tomorrow.  Today, I am a child and my work is play.

Preschool Starts August 13th for MKH…Are You Ready?

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Are you ready for school?  yes…you!  The parent. Are you ready to leave your child for the day and allow them to learn, play, explore and create? Here are some things to consider…

  1.  Have you and your child talked about school and what it is?
  2. Have you explained the schedule that will take place daily with bedtime, morning time, and drop off?
  3. Have you prepared your child verbally that they will stay at school for the day to play, eat and possibly nap?
  4. Have you talked about how to speak with friends by asking questions and answering questions?
  5. Have you taught them how to carry their backpack and their lunch box?
  6. Have you taught them how to wipe their bottoms and ask for help if it is needed?
  7. Have you practiced skills such as putting their shoes on, pulling their pants up and buttoning the jeans?
  8. Do you read books to help create a detail of the daily activities like “Franklin’s First Day”, “First Day of School”, “Llama Llama Misses Mama” or “The Night Before Kindergarten”?
  9. Does your child know how to open their lunch box and open a baggie with a sandwich in it?
  10. Does your child know what “Bye, I’ll see you in a little while.  I want you to have a good day!” means and that you will be back?

These questions are simple.  These skills are simple.  But if you have not prepared your child for preschool then you have not prepared them for success.  As a mom of 3 and a center owner for 24 years, I ask you…Are you ready?