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  • 28
    Sep 2015
    Take a Look Inside Carrie’s House Preschool!

    When coming for your first time, just look for the blue door!   Toddlers This is one of our main play areas, full of toys, bright colors, arts and educational materials. We rotate toys frequently to keep all the little ones entertained!         Infants Infants are provided their own age-appropriate toys and […]



  • 03
    Feb 2015
    Frisco Home Childcare Daycare

    Thank you for stopping by Carrie’s House Preschool! We just wanted to make a quick announcement that we currently have one toddler opening  available in January 2019. Phone:  972 740 6871 Email:  carrieshouse@msn.com        



  • 08
    Oct 2013
    Little Hands Can Do Big Things!

    “Little hands and big hearts can do wonderful things.” Watching children learn as they play is one of the most rewarding parts of my job. Helping them along their journey is part of the fun for everyone. Children learn creativity, confidence, problem solving, perseverance, focus, dedication, collaboration and accountability through art. From the time a […]


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Take a Look Inside Carrie’s House Preschool!

When coming for your first time, just look for the blue door!

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Toddlers

This is one of our main play areas, full of toys, bright colors, arts and educational materials. We rotate toys frequently to keep all the little ones entertained!
 
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Infants

Infants are provided their own age-appropriate toys and play area. This also allows them to learn to crawl and walk safely.

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Outdoor Play Area

Weather permitting, we have outdoor play once or twice a day!

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But the children are what make Carrie’s House Preschool what it is! Be sure to take a look at the kids playing on the photos tab!

Frisco Home Childcare Daycare

Thank you for stopping by Carrie’s House Preschool! We just wanted to make a quick announcement that we currently have one toddler opening  available in January 2019.

Phone:  972 740 6871
Email:  carrieshouse@msn.com

 

 

 

 

Little Hands Can Do Big Things!

“Little hands and big hearts can do wonderful things.”

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Watching children learn as they play is one of the most rewarding parts of my job. Helping them along their journey is part of the fun for everyone. picture4Children learn creativity, confidence, problem solving, perseverance, focus, dedication, collaboration and accountability through art.

From the time a child is born, they have learned about this mysterious world by touching, tasting, smelling, seeing and hearing. Sensory play also contributes in crucial ways to brain development. Think of it as ‘food for the brain’. Stimulating the senses sends signals to children’s brains that help to strengthen neural pathways important for all types of learning.

Children learn through doing. Children learn through sensory like water and paint.

Art is an imppicture7ortant part of a child’s world. Not only is art a way for children to express themselves, but it also helps them develop their fine-motor skills. Learning how to mix two colors to create another color is magic to them. As adults, we are product driven and often overlook the small things. Whereas, children are working to develop themselves and so the process is more important than the final product.

What children learn: When art is approached as a process, not a project, the child learns that he/she is limited only by his/her imagination. As everyday objects are transformed into things such as imaginary bugs, sculptures or books, the child discovers that a world of play can be created. Using materials in an art project reinforces and expands on the information a child has already learned in other contexts. Fine-motor skills are developed through art activities. Small-muscle control is needed in order to manipulate clay, cut with scissors, paint with a brush, and color with markers or crayons. Creating these “masterpieces” builds a child’s self-esteem. The finished product, on display on the refrigerator, validates a child’s sense of worth. This provides another opportunity for a child to say “I can do it!”

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What children learn: Puzzles develop a child’s abstract thinking ability as they must be able to see a space and visualize what belongs in that space. Fine-motor coordination is developed when fitting the pieces into place. Success can be enjoyed by all children by having puzzles for varied skill levels.

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Fine-motor control is developed by playing with a variety of toys such as Legos, Bristle Blocks, Play-Doh, Peg-Boards, large beads to thread, and stacking and nesting materials.

What children learn: These manipulative toys help develop a child’s fine-motor skills, which is a precursor to being able to write. These toys are also often used in “making-believe”.

Summer is here!

A favorite summer activity is our weekly water day. Children learn best when they engage their senses. Many of our favorite memories are associated with one or more of our senses. Cognitive skills are sharpened by sensory play, problem solving and decision making; simply present a child with a problem and various materials with which to find a solution, and you can almost see the connections their brains are making. Science skills such as cause and effect (what happens when I add water to sand?), gravity (water slides down a funnel, not up) and states of matter (ice melts). Without realizing it, children grow into amateur scientists by making predictions and observations, and even develop analysis skills.

Water Day!

Sensory play encourages children to use descriptive and expressive language, and to find meaning behind essentially meaningless words or gibberish. Take for instance, the word “slimy.” Sure, you can explain what it means

with different adjectives, but until you experience something slimy firsthand, that’s all it will be: words. Children develop prewriting skills as they pour, spoon, grasp and work on eye-hand coordination tasks while using various materials.Water Day!

Certain sensory play options, like sensory tables, allow children to be in complete control of their actions and experiences, which boosts their confidence in decision making and inspires their eagerness to learn and experiment. Sensory play can also teach kids about cooperation and collaboration. As the children work together or side by side, they learn to understand someone else’s viewpoint. The children also have the opportunity to express themselves and become confident in sharing their ideas with others.

Sensory play benefit the development of fine motor skills by encouraging manipulation of materials, such as mixing, measuring, pouring and scooping, while other examples, such as exploring surfaces, lifting, throwing, rolling and water play, help develop gross motor skills. Even recruiting your child to help you build a sensory table for future explorations is exercising motor skills.

Sensory play provides open-ended opportunities where the process is more important than the product; how children use materials is much more important than what they make with them. Prompting your child to think creatively in order to solve problems or engage in make-believe helps them express their creativity and build self-esteem.

As you can see by the photos, the kids really enjoy this activity! Adding bubbles to the adventure makes it even more exciting, or providing wash clothes to wash toys, or watering plants, pouring water down a slide, hanging a water hose from a limb with a slow drip into the water table gives children the sound of water and they can fill cups up over and over….the ideas are endless!!

Welcome to Carrie’s House Preschool

Since Carrie’s House Preschool opened in 1993, its mission has been to provide a safe, fun and enriching environment for children and their families.

We work to meet the needs of each child and the expectations of every family by providing a place in which the children can flourish and the family can feel confident in the knowledge that their children are safe, secure and happy.





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