Annual Talent Show August 2017

Our Annual Summer Talent was a huge success! The kids did an awesome job! All their performances came out amazing! Thank you to the staff and kids for all their hard work. Thank you to the parents as well for all their ongoing support! The amount of people that came out to support the kids and our school was outstanding!!

 

Here are some pictures of the event! :)

 Talent show PRACTICE 

Talent show PRACTICE 

 Talent show PRACTICE

Talent show PRACTICE

 The Girls Pperformace

The Girls Pperformace

 The Boys PERFORMANCE 

The Boys PERFORMANCE 

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2017 talent show
2017 talent show

New York Red Bulls Street Team Event

On June 15 we had The New York Red Bulls Street Team visit our school! They spoke to the preschoolers and younger toddlers about anti-bullying. They did  the whole presentation while doing awesome freestyle soccer moves! The name of the presentation is called “‘Control the Ball and Control your Emotions” 

About The New York Red Bulls Street Team: Featuring some of the country’s most prolific soccer freestylers, the New York Red Bulls Street Team has been wowing audiences for years. Comprising of members from across New York and New Jersey, the freestylers have been pushing the boundaries of what's possible with some skill and a ball. Combining street style with the gracefulness of soccer, the New York Red Bulls Freestylers can be seen in The Boulevard at Red Bull Arena before every Red Bulls home match.

Find them on Instagram : Djdiveny

West Orange Street Fair

Our second home is now in West Orange!  The Kids Palace was a part of the West Orange Street Fair this year. The West Orange Street Fair is an annual event that is usually held the first Saturday in June. West Orange Township partnered up with the Thomas Edison National Historical Park to celebrate “Edison Day.” The street fair featured over 50 artists, crafters and vendors, family entertainment, arts and crafts, and a beer garden.

This was the biggest event of the year in West Orange and they brought every major township organization together to provide the most exciting and entertaining day for everyone. We are very happy to have been part of this event and to be part of the West Orange Township.

 Here are some highlights of the fun day. 

 The New York Red Bulls Street Team joined us.

The New York Red Bulls Street Team joined us.

February

February was a great month! The themes of the month were Friendship, love and kindness.

 Mailing Valentines to our loved ones

Mailing Valentines to our loved ones

 VALENTINE'S Day PArty 

VALENTINE'S Day PArty 

 Denise from art & soul Gallery in roselle park and who works in many of the local fairs came to our VALENTINES day party. Thank you denise For Doing  Awesome Face PAinting on all the students.  

Denise from art & soul Gallery in roselle park and who works in many of the local fairs came to our VALENTINES day party. Thank you denise For Doing  Awesome Face PAinting on all the students.  

 Bouncy house FUn!

Bouncy house FUn!

Valentine's Day

At the Kids Palace it is a yearly tradition to make a Valentine's Day Mailboxes. This a family project. The kids love and enjoy the experience! The mailbox can be made out of shoe boxes, cereal boxes,large containers, construction paper, cardboard, or any inexpensive materials, we just as the parents to be creative! The parents and children may decorate the box as they like. This a time where the parents can bond, have fun, and be creative with their child. These boxes are used to put your children's Valentine's Day cards, greetings and treats that they receive from their school friends. 

  a few of the Valentine's Day Boxes

a few of the Valentine's Day Boxes

This year the class picked their favorite box! All the boxes were highly liked but Harper's box had flameless candles and the kids loved those!!

  Harper and her family did a great job with their Valentine's Day Box!

Harper and her family did a great job with their Valentine's Day Box!

Healthy tips from Cranford Smiles

Encouraging healthy habits for your child can resonate with them for the rest of their life. Proper brushing starts with the parent, caregiver, or healthcare professional, and can be fun and educational all at the same time.

When is a good time to start brushing your child's teeth?

Usually, the first teeth to erupt are the bottom two front teeth, and should be cleared from milk or food before bedtime. To do so, wipe the teeth with water on a wet gauze or something soft enough as to not irritate the gums. The more you are clearing the oral cavity for the child, the more they will get used to it and in turn, brushing their teeth as they get older should be an easier task for the parent!

Ideally, as the child develops more teeth, the parent should be involved in the process and develop good habits with the child. A child sized toothbrush can be used as soon as teeth erupt and if the parent is able to efficiently brush the child's teeth. Cavities are of main concern for a parent, so being diligent in your child's routine are crucial in their young years. Children do not have the dexterity to adequately clear their teeth, and help is needed sometimes even for a 5/6/7 year old!

The proper brushing routine:

Every morning and every night teeth should be brushed for a full two minutes. This time frame does not always guarantee a job well done, so the parent should take a moment to check. Sometimes plaque (soft debris) can be left where the tooth meets the gum, and if there long enough, can cause the gums to be irritated and become inflamed. A great trick is to put the teeth edge to and edge and brush in large, soft circles, which will incorporate the gum line into the action. Don’t forget the chewing surfaces as well as the "inside" of the teeth. All surfaces need to be cleared for a healthy mouth. If your child's teeth are very close together, flossing is indicated! They make children's floss on little handles so that it is easy enough for the parent to help with the process. 

A healthy mouth at a young age can be crucial in a child's life and set them up for success. No parent wants their child to experience a cavity, and proper brushing and flossing will offer many benefits for the years to come.

At Cranford Smiles, Dr. Kimberly Goldenbaum and herteam are excited to present a home care plan to you and your child for success and a cavity free smile! We are welcoming new patients into our practice, and would love to meet you and answer your questions! Give us a call or stop by our website for more information at cranfordfamilydentist.com

Happy Brushing!

Cranford Smiles

114 Miln Street

Cranford, NJ 07016

 

Thank you Cranford Smiles for the great tips!!  -The Kids Palace 

 

Winter song

The holidays are here! We as a class came up with a winter song and dance movies to go with it. Below is our christmas song. Sing along with your child and ask them to show you the dance moves!! :) We encourage parents to sing songs with their children. Singing promotes language development in your child's budding brain. 

Winter is here! (Sung To: "If You're Happy and You Know It" tune)

Oh it's winter and I'm so very glad, it's here!

It's not fall anymore but I'm not sad, it's here!

Snow falls down and we all cheer and the holidays are here!

*repeat till the song ends

 

Happy holidays!! 

KP

 

 

     

     

    Native American Headband craft

    Thanksgiving is almost here! Here is a cute, fun and easy craft I did with my students. My students and I were super excited on how cute the headbands came out. This month we learned a lot about Thanksgiving and all the things we are thankful for. During this craft we discussed more about the Native Americans and I also incorporated shapes into this craft too! 

    1. First gather your materials. You'll need a few sheets of different colored construction paper, glue, scissors, markers and a stapler.

    2. Cut out a 1 ½-inch wide strip of construction paper that's long enough to go around your child's head. I did two versions of the headbands, one for my toddler and one for my preschooler.  For my toddlers I drew different shapes on the headband.  For my preschooler I cut different shapes using the scraps of the construction paper so that my preschooler can glue it on to her headband.

    3. Have your toddler color their headband to their liking and if you have a preschooler have them glue the shapes to their liking as well.

    4. While they color and glue make your feathers. For the feathers cut a piece of construction paper and fold in half. While keeping the paper folded, cut diagonal slits all along the paper to create fringes. I chose to make my feathers rather then buy them. You'd be surprise how hard it is to find feathers! You'll find them at arts and craft stores like Ac Moore and Michael's but sometimes those stores are a far drive.

    5. Paste your feathers on the back of your headband. 

    6. Cut two strips of paper and staple them to the sides of the headband this is needed to fit around your child's head. 

    7. Lastly measure the headband around your child's head. Staple the headband to fit your child's head. Trim off any excess length.

    8. Pose for fun pictures:)

     Now pose !

    Now pose !