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.

Did you know, March is National Nutrition Month? By making smart and nutritious choices at the table early, you can help your toddler develop and grow. It is important to offer healthy choices for your toddler and to let them decide how much they want to eat. By letting them…

Did you know language and literacy skills begin in the first three years? It’s important to engage in activities with your child every day to help these skills develop! Tell stories to your little one each day. You can make-up your own stories and use toys and puppets to act…

When you spend time engaging in outdoor activities with your child, you are helping them grow! Playing outside is important for your child’s development and bond with the natural world. There are many fun activities you can do outside together such as: Go on a nature walk Have a picnic…

Matching patterns is a great way for your little one to learn how to organize information and helps develop their thinking skills!  It is also a great way to help with emerging math and reading skills. You can make a simple and fun matching game at home to help your…

It’s important to start healthy habits early and to encourage physical activity daily!  One of the easiest ways to keep your little one active is by making play time, active time! Limit screen time at home and encourage games and activities that you can engage in with your toddler such…

Good oral health is important for your little one’s growth and development! Be sure to begin practicing teeth cleaning habits early to prevent tooth decay, reduce the likelihood of toothaches and to improve your child’s overall health! Brushing is the main way to keep teeth clean and prevent tooth decay.…

Pretend play is a great way for your toddler to develop thinking, language, problem-solving and social skills! There are many ways you can help encourage pretend play with your child at home. Show an interest in your child’s pretend world by accepting imaginary cups of tea, or answering imaginary phone…

The best way to prevent the spread of germs and illnesses is by practicing good hand washing habits with your little one! Show your child how to properly wash their hands by first lathering hands with soap and clean water and then scrubbing for 20 seconds. Make hand washing fun…

Teaching your little one mindful activities will help them to improve their thinking skills, memory and to regulate their emotions. When your child become overwhelmed or frustrated, help guide them by practicing calming activities. Practice deep, calming breaths while counting to five.  You can take a “mindful moment” together when…

Before your toddler begins to fully understand how to read and write words, you can read a story together from the pictures! Find a book with large engaging pictures at your library or that you can take home from your school’s Lending Library. Look at the front cover with your…