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🌟Bright Notes🌟 July 20, 2023

Updated: Jul 20, 2023

🌟 Shining Brigh Preschool and Arts 🌟

Dear Shining Bright Family,

We hope you are all doing well! We are so grateful to have your children with us this Summer. It has been so much fun! We are just sharing a few highlights and hope you enjoy reading about your children!

School Age Campers

🎨 Portrait Artistry: Our young artists have been immersed in the captivating world of portraits. Exploring various facial features, they've honed their skills and are now enthusiastically working on their self-portraits and portraits of their fellow campers. The creativity on display is truly remarkable!

🎹 Piano Class: The melodious sounds of piano fill our camp as our School Age Campers master their pre-twinkle and twinkle skills. They've been practicing beloved tunes like "Twinkle Twinkle" and "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Meanwhile, our seasoned students are impressively finishing songs and making strides towards completing Book One.

🎶 Singing and Music: Our School Age campers are making beautiful harmonies together. Learning vocalization warm-ups and singing their hearts out, their passion for music shines brightly.

💬 Spanish Class: In Spanish lessons, they've been working on greetings, expanding their linguistic horizons with enthusiasm. They are working on letter sounds and reading in Spanish, forming short sentences and listening and repeating.

Bumble Bees

🐝 VPK Preparation: Our little Bumble Bees are buzzing with excitement as they prepare for VPK. They're sharpening their pre-reading skills and participating in engaging circle time activities. 🎨 The joy they find in art is truly heartwarming! The kids have been making animal faces and discussing the characteristics of different animals.

🎹 Bumble Bee Piano Class: Even our youngest musicians are showing their musical talents. They're diligently working on recognizing their finger numbers, the groups of two and three, finding C and some have even started working on their Twinkles!

The Little Lambs

👶 Our toddlers are taking strides in their development! They've been exploring summer, indulging in a lot of sensory play with Playdoh, paints, bubbles, water and more. They are also making great progress with potty training.

Potty Training The Toddlers

Potty training can be a challenging but rewarding milestone for both parents and children. Here are a few tips to make the process smoother:

  1. Timing is Key: Start potty training when your child shows signs of readiness, such as staying dry for longer periods, expressing discomfort with dirty diapers, or showing curiosity about the bathroom. Avoid starting during times of significant change or stress.

  2. Establish a Routine: Set regular times for potty breaks, such as after meals or before bedtime. Consistency helps your child develop a routine and associate specific times with using the potty.

  3. Use a Potty Chair or Seat Reducer: Introduce your child to a comfortable potty chair or a seat reducer on the regular toilet. Let them choose their preferred option to create a sense of ownership.

  4. Positive Reinforcement: Praise your child for every successful attempt, even if it's just a small step. Positive reinforcement, like clapping or giving verbal encouragement, can motivate them to continue using the potty.

  5. Stay Calm and Patient: Accidents will happen, and that's normal. Stay calm and reassure your child when accidents occur. Avoid showing frustration or disappointment, as it may create anxiety around potty training.

  6. Dress for Success: Dress your child in clothing that is easy to remove quickly. This will help them manage potty breaks more independently.

  7. Model Behavior: Sometimes children learn by watching others. If possible, demonstrate how to use the toilet or have an older sibling or friend show them the ropes.

  8. Create a Reward System: Consider using a sticker chart or a small reward system for consistent potty use. Celebrate their progress with special treats or privileges.

  9. Communicate Openly: Encourage your child to communicate their needs and feelings about using the potty. Make sure they know it's okay to tell you when they need to go.

  10. Nighttime Training: Nighttime dryness may take longer to achieve. Limit liquids before bedtime and consider using training pants until your child is consistently dry through the night.

  11. Be Prepared on the Go: When leaving the house, pack a portable potty or disposable training pants, just in case access to a bathroom is limited.

  12. Celebrate Gradual Progress: Remember that each child is unique, and potty training is a gradual process. Celebrate even the smallest steps forward and avoid comparing your child's progress to others.

Above all, be patient, encouraging, and supportive during this journey. Potty training success is a milestone worth celebrating, and your child will get there with your love and guidance.


🕘 Camp Schedule: Camp begins promptly at 9 am. We kindly request that all students arrive on time! In preparation for the Fall's Back to School, please note that school will commence at 8:30 AM. Students will not be allowed to enter school after 10 am.

💰 Payments: All payments are due on Mondays, and late fees will be applied on Tuesdays.

🍱 Lunch Orders: Lunch is available for $4 per day and must be paid for and ordered on Monday mornings.

🎒 Labeling Items: To avoid mix-ups, please ensure that all your child's belongings, especially water bottles, are clearly labeled with their first and last names.

🚫 Outside Toys: For safety and organization, we kindly ask that no outside toys be brought to camp.

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Thank you for being a part of our vibrant arts community. We can't wait to see the continued growth and creativity in each and every one of our campers. Keep shining bright! 🌈✨


The Shining Bright Team!

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