Category: early learning

Conscious Discipline For Your Preschooler

Here at Pine Village, you may have heard or are aware that we use a classroom management and classroom discipline approach called Conscious Discipline (CD). CD is a mindfulness-based approach to classroom management that uses a unique set of tools and instructor resources. The brainchild of Becky A. Bailey, Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert in… Read more »

Reading is Key to Raising Bilingual Children!

Exposing children to a second language naturally is the most effective way to support second language learning. One of the most  impressionable ways we have found at Pine Village is to read as much as possible! Reading is key in language development in children and has endless benefits. Along with increased vocabulary, enhanced concentration and… Read more »

Research Schools International and PVP

You are invited to join us at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to discuss the research project noted below on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. (Larsen Hall – Rm. G08; Harvard Graduate School of Education; 14 Appian Way, Cambridge). Please contact Ana at enrollmentpvp@gmail.com or go to http://bit.ly/RSI_Presentation to RSVP.   Research Schools… Read more »

Connecting with our Kids

Pine Village Co-Founders Emma LaVecchia and Brid Martin This post was written by Emma LaVecchia, Co-Founder of Pine Village Preschool.  Every now and then, in between all of the office hours, I get the chance to meet with and talk to real live parents (and children) in person, to learn about their experiences at Pine… Read more »

Spanish Tip – Keeping Spanish Fun!!

A great way to keep children interested in practicing Spanish is to make it fun! Children want to speak and interact with the people they admire and about the things that interest them. Who do they admire most? You! Tie Spanish into family game night or watch a favorite movie in Spanish! Another fun way… Read more »

Come Sing With Us!

UPDATE: Come join us on 4/6/13 at 10:00 a.m. at our South End school for Launch Party #2!  This week PVP Education Director Jacie Feinberg unveils her first Spanish-language CD with songs written for the toddler/preschool set. There will actually be several launch parties, the first being tomorrow (Friday, 3/8) at PVP Newton (1326 Washington… Read more »

Spanish Tip: Science Fair Word Practice

Since February is Science month here at Pine Village, why not practice some words that you might be using at our upcoming science fair!  We’ve made some suggestions below.  Science Process Skills English Español Experiment Experimento Investigate Investigar Predict       Predecir Observe     Observar Procedure  Procedimiento Scientist    Científico Weather English Español Cloud Nube Wind Viento        Meteorologist Meteorólogo… Read more »

Spanish Tip of the Week: A game to try at home

If you are looking for more opportunities to practice Spanish with your children, repetitive games, songs, and rhymes can be a great way to build vocabulary and increase your child’s comfort level while using Spanish. Try this game at home to practice syntax and color names. Remember, in Spanish we usually put the adjective after… Read more »