CAP Tulsa’s early childhood education programs can help you strengthen your relationship with your child while preparing her for kindergarten. Our Teachable Moments provide tips and information to help you connect with your child and make sure they are developmentally on track.

Encourage your toddler to write each day to help them with their emerging literacy skills! Writing is also a great activity to help with their fine motor development too. Demonstrate writing at home and tell your little one what you are doing when you write.  For example, “I’m making a…

You can keep summer activities fun by practicing important safety measures while playing outside.  When playing outside, be sure to apply sunscreen and reapply often, especially when playing in the water. It is also important to be sure your child is drinking plenty of water to prevent dehydration. Never leave…

Early math skills are important for your little one to be successful in school. One math concept that children need to learn at a young age is measuring! Playing with water and multiple sized containers helps your child understand and visualize measurement and assumptions. Prepare a small water area outside,…

Language and literacy skills begin to develop in the first three years of your child’s life. It’s important to engage in activities with your child every day to help grow their skills. Tell stories to your little one. You can make up your own stories and use toys or puppets…

Bonding with your baby is essential for them to feel safe, secure and develop positive self-esteem. Did you know you can strengthen your bond with your baby by singing and talking to them each day? Sing to them at play time, bed time or bath time! Make up your own…

There are lots of opportunities to count, measure and estimate while you’re cooking with your child. When you’re in the kitchen together, talk and compare the sizes of different foods and containers! As you prepare a meal together ask them which fruit is the smallest or the largest. Ask them…

The great outdoors provide experiences for young children to develop, grow and learn! Not only is there plenty of space for children to master their emerging gross motor skills, but it also helps them to engage their senses. Encourage your little one to use their senses when you play outside…

It is important to help your child learn about their own culture and the cultures of others to help them build a sense of identity and respect. Talk with your child about ways we are the same, for example, we all need to be loved by our families and we…

Building your little one’s self-confidence at a young age helps them to overcome challenges and be resilient as they grow. There are many ways you can encourage your child and help them build self-confidence. Let your toddler help you around home with chores where they are able. Ask them to…

Reading and talking to your little one teaches them new things about the world! Literacy skills and language can also influence an early understanding of math concepts. For babies, read a few minutes at a time, and know that it’s okay not to finish the storybook every time. Engage your…