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.

Children are drawn to playing outdoors! Did you know, that when you let your little one play outdoors, they are developing muscle strength, coordination and other physical skills? When your child plays outside they have lots of space to use the gross motor skills to run, jump, swing, or ride…

Children learn the meaning of most words through every day experiences by hearing words and having conversations with you! When talking with your child, use complete sentences. When you introduce a new word to them, use it in different ways throughout the day. For example when you talk about the…

Encourage your little one to learn about shapes by talking about them and building them at home! Ask your child to reflect on different shapes you see each day.  It’s important for children to understand both two- and three-dimensional shapes early.  Describe and name those shapes to them when you…

Babies and small children start on their path to learning how to read and write when you talk to them! Children need many opportunities throughout their day to hear and understand spoken language. There are lots of ways you can help nurture a literacy rich environment at home with your…

When your child listens to music and dances with you they are having fun, bonding with you and developing their early language skills! Language has its own beat – just like music. Speaking involves pauses, stops and starts in the right places, much like a song. When listening to music…

You can create your own eclipse pinhole projector so that you and your little one can view the solar eclipse safely on August 21, 2017!   Watch the video below to see how:

Infants and toddlers love to explore with their senses! Exploring art materials as a sensory activity is delightful process for them that helps them learn. Using art supplies early is great opportunity for your little one to practice using their hands to control the art supplies while also engaging their…

Back to school time is just around corner! There are many ways you can prepare your little one for their first day back. Begin setting an earlier bed time and wake-up time as the first day of school gets closer they begin to become familiar with that routine. As you…

Set a good example for your infant or toddler by showing them compassion, empathy and thankfulness often! Model saying words such as “please”, “thank you” and use kind, gentle gestures – you can even model sharing with your child! For example, if your little one hands you a cracker at…

Play with your child to help them use their imagination and build their vocabulary! Encourage your child’s pretend play by asking questions and taking on a role – for example, let them know you’d like to visit their restaurant and ask what’s on the menu.  Ask them often to talk…