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It's The Little Things

8 Great Tips for Home and School Communication

Bust out your sharpened number two pencils and put on your fancy clothes, because back to school time is here!  With kids spending roughly 35 hours a week at school, it is important for parents to know what is happening in the classroom.  Building a strong home and school connection is essential.  Here are eight tips for helping foster a working home and school connection: 1. Introduce yourself: Contact the teacher and introduce yourself.  Let your child’s teacher know of any concerns or specific goals you have for your child.  Opening up this line of communication tells the teacher that you are a team player and you support the happenings in the classroom. 2. Program School Numbers & Emails:  At the beginning of the year, program school numbers and e-mails into your...
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The Best Family Friendly Restaurants on Long Island

When you choose a restaurant to go to for dinner, there are several factors you take into consideration when choosing that restaurant. These factors include, what you’re in the mood for, the occasion, time and whether or not the kids will be joining you. If the kids are going, you will want a kid friendly, family friendly restaurant. A family friendly restaurant will ensure that you have an enjoyable experience on your night out.  The Long Island Mamas blog recently published a list of some of their favorite family friendly restaurants. These include: Skipper’s Pub, 34 Main Street, Northport Pizzaiola,1162 Deer Park Ave, North Babylon NY Panini!, 9 Wall Street, Huntington Yuzu Japanese Restaurant, 301 East Meadow Ave., East Meadow  Singleton’s Salsa Shack, Ocean...
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Top 4 Places to go Apple Picking on Long Island

Image via Apple picking season is here! The apple is a versatile fruit that brings us pies, sauce and healthy snacks. Although we can buy them year round, there is something satisfying about picking your own. It is also a blast to take the kids and have a fun family adventure! The cooler weather is coming in fast and although we might associate apple picking with fall, the best time is mid-September. There are a few places right here on long island that have great apple picking. Here are some of the best places to go according to Yelp. Harbes Family Farm With 4 stars based on 43 reviews Harbes is located at 5698 Sound Ave in Riverhead, their apple picking is only open on the weekends. They have a multitude of activities which make it great for kids. In addition to...
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Immune-Powering Lunches for Preschool (or work)

This is one of my favorite times of year, the weather is cooling off, the garden is overflowing with tomatoes and the kids are dusting off backpacks in anticipation of school starting.  Even our little ones have big transitions at this time of year, with beginning preschool or switching to new daycare. For many of us it also means getting back to the morning ritual of packing lunches. Packed lunches, although time-consuming, can offer parents a secret defense against the colds and viruses that also make reappearance this time of year. Packed lunches can include immune-boosting foods and tricks to help your child’s immunity fight off those invading viruses. Four Rules for Immune-Powering lunches for preschool (or the office): Include 1-2 vegetables and 1 fruit serving Avoid...
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Tips to Get Your Toddler Brushing Their Teeth

It can be tricky to get your toddler to brush their teeth. However, this is an extremely important exercise. Dental hygiene begins at home! Instead of a tedious exercise, the daily process can become quite fun! In the above video, Dr. Heather gives us some great tips to get your toddler to brush their teeth and make it enjoyable.
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Calendar of Events

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Grow Fit
Introducing a new program which emphasizes the value of nutrition and physical activity in helping children reach their full potential! Download this month's newsletter above.

Daily Dance Break!:
Every day, we stop everything to move to the music! We pick a song of the week and children and staff alike all dance and move their bodies to the music! This is part of our "GROW FIT" initiative while they are here with us! Grow Fit emphasizes the value of nutrition and physical activity in helping children reach their full potential.

September's Spotlight on the Kissable Kangaroos!

The Kissable Kangaroos are having a great time in Explorer Camp! They have had so much fun doing water play, camping, and going on so many fun field trips! Their favorite in house visitor so far has been Captain Jack! Coming up they are going on a great field trip to the Aquarium! Check out the Kangaroo page to see some photos! Preschool Page.

This Month's Themes:

September: My Name!

Fun Fridays:

September 5: Wear your pajamas to school!
September 12: National Play Doh Day! We'll make some of our own!
September 19: Dress like what you want to be when you grow up!
September 26: Bring in a family photo today!

Workout Wednesday!:

Every Wednesday our students will be strengthening their large muscles with many assorted gross motor movement activities. Our teachers will choose activities to help their students "GROW FIT" while they are here with us! Grow Fit emphasizes the value of nutrition and physical activity in helping children reach their full potential.

September 3: Today we will do the Hokey Pokey to get our bodies moving!
September 10: Today we will practice moving and flying like bats!
September 17: Today we will do the salsa in honor of National Hispanic Heritage month!
September 24: Today lets practice some yoga poses!

Enrichment Days:

Registration for your school aged child is now for the following days. When the public schools are closed, Tutor Time will provide care for your elementary student. Please call Deralyn at 631-368-2273 or email her at We are now taking reservations for: Tuesday, September 25 and 26.

School Closings:

The next scheduled closings at Tutor Time will be:

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