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🌍 Celebrating Earth Day with Your Young Children: Fun and Meaningful Activities 🌱

Earth Day is an important occasion to teach children about the value of our planet and the importance of taking care of it. Engaging young children in Earth Day activities not only educates them about environmental conservation but also instills a sense of responsibility towards nature. Here are some enjoyable and educational ways to celebrate Earth Day with your young ones.

  1. 🌻 Plant a Garden:
    • Involve your children in the process of planting a garden. Let them choose the seeds or seedlings they want to grow.
    • Teach them about the importance of plants for the environment and how they help to clean the air.
    • Make it a fun activity by allowing them to get their hands dirty while planting and watering the seeds.
  2. 🌿 Nature Scavenger Hunt:
    • Organize a nature scavenger hunt in your backyard or a nearby park. Create a list of items such as leaves, flowers, rocks, and insects for your children to find.
    • Encourage them to observe their surroundings closely and appreciate the beauty of nature.
    • Discuss the importance of preserving natural habitats and respecting wildlife.
  3. ♻️ Recycled Crafts:
    • Get creative with recycled materials by making Earth Day-themed crafts with your children.
    • Use items such as cardboard tubes, old newspapers, and egg cartons to create artwork or homemade decorations.
    • Discuss the concept of recycling and how it helps to reduce waste and protect the environment.
  4. 🚯 Outdoor Clean-up:
    • Organize a neighborhood clean-up event with other families or simply clean up a local park or beach with your children.
    • Equip them with gloves and trash bags and teach them the importance of properly disposing of litter.
    • Use this opportunity to talk about the impact of pollution on the environment and the importance of keeping our surroundings clean.
  5. 📚 Story Time:
    • Read books about nature, conservation, and Earth Day with your children.
    • Choose age-appropriate books that are engaging and informative, such as “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss or “The Earth Book” by Todd Parr.
    • Encourage discussions about the themes of the books and how they relate to real-life actions we can take to protect the planet.

Celebrating Earth Day with young children is not only a fun way to spend time together but also an opportunity to instill lifelong values of environmental stewardship. By engaging in activities that promote appreciation for nature and sustainable living, we can inspire the next generation to become responsible caretakers of our planet. Let’s make every day Earth Day for our children and future generations to come. 🌍🌱

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Heartfelt Fun!

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate love and create special memories with your little ones. Whether you have an infant, a toddler, or a preschooler, there are plenty of heartwarming activities that the whole family can enjoy together. Here are some delightful and age-appropriate ideas to make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one for your family.

  1. Tiny Handprint Valentine’s Card: Materials Needed: Blank cards, washable paint, baby wipes. Create adorable Valentine’s Day cards by dipping your little one’s hands in washable paint and placing handprints on the cards. This charming keepsake will be treasured for years to come.
  2. Heart Hunt for Toddlers: Materials Needed: Paper hearts, tape. Hide colorful paper hearts around your home or yard, and encourage your toddlers to find them. Use tape to secure hearts to walls, furniture, or other easily accessible spots. This activity promotes motor skills and adds an element of excitement.
  3. Love-themed Sensory Bins: Materials Needed: Plastic bins, rice, heart-shaped objects, small toys. Create sensory bins filled with rice and heart-shaped objects or small toys. Allow your preschooler to explore the textures, colors, and shapes, providing a sensory-rich experience that engages their curiosity.
  4. Cookie Decorating Party: Materials Needed: Heart-shaped cookies, frosting, sprinkles. Bake heart-shaped cookies together as a family and set up a cookie decorating station. Let your little ones unleash their creativity by frosting and decorating their own sweet treats.
  5. Storytime with Love: Materials Needed: Valentine’s Day-themed children’s books. Gather the family for a cozy storytime featuring books with themes of love and friendship. Share the joy of reading together, and discuss the stories with your preschooler to enhance language skills.
  6. Heart Collage Art for Preschoolers: Materials Needed: Construction paper, glue, scissors, magazines. Encourage your preschooler to create a heart collage by cutting out hearts from colored construction paper or magazines and gluing them onto a larger piece of paper. This activity enhances fine motor skills and allows for creative expression.
  7. Love Notes in a Jar: Materials Needed: Small jar, paper, markers. Create a family tradition by writing love notes to each family member. Encourage your preschooler to draw pictures or write simple messages. Collect the notes in a jar and read them together, fostering a sense of love and appreciation.

Enjoy the precious moments and cherish the love you share as a family. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Our two main locations are in Newtown and Warrington and we support the Doylestown area.


Newtown Discovery PreSchool is expanding!

 Newtown Discovery Preschool embarks on an exciting journey of expansion.  Educators, and little ones alike can look forward to a range of new and improved facilities. The preschool’s commitment to providing a safe, stimulating, and developmentally enriching environment remains unwavering.

Here are five eagerly awaited features that will redefine the Newtown Discovery Preschool experience.

  1. Revamped Front Desk Operations for Enhanced Security:
  • One of the most crucial aspects of the preschool experience is safety. The expansion brings with it a brand new front desk operation, incorporating advanced security measures to ensure the well-being of every child. The enhanced setup not only prioritizes security but also streamlines administrative processes for a smoother and more efficient experience during drop-off and pick-up times.

2 . Waddler-Exclusive Play Area:

  • Catering to the unique needs and developmental milestones of our waddlers, the expansion introduces a dedicated play area exclusively designed for this age group. The waddler-only play area is thoughtfully crafted to encourage motor skill development, sensory exploration, and social interaction, providing a safe and enjoyable space for our youngest learners to thrive.
  1. Specialized Classrooms for Infants, Waddlers, and Toddlers:
  • Recognizing the diverse developmental stages of infants, waddlers, and toddlers, Newtown Discovery Preschool is introducing eight new classrooms tailored to meet the specific needs of each age group. These purposefully designed spaces will support age-appropriate activities, fostering a nurturing environment that promotes early learning and development.
  1. Innovative Playground Addition:
  • Play is an integral part of early childhood development, and the expanded Newtown Discovery Preschool will feature an innovative playground addition. This new outdoor space will offer a range of age-appropriate equipment and activities, encouraging physical exercise, imaginative play, and social interaction. The playground will be a hub of fun and learning, reinforcing the importance of play in a child’s holistic development.
  1. Efficient Parking Lot Design for Seamless Drop-Off and Pick-Up:
  • Recognizing the hustle and bustle of drop-off and pick-up times, the expansion includes a redesigned parking lot to enhance efficiency and convenience. The new layout ensures smoother traffic flow, optimized parking spaces, and improved organization, making the daily routine of parents and caregivers more streamlined and stress-free.


Our Expansion is not just about adding physical space; it’s a holistic commitment to creating an environment where every child can thrive and reach their full potential. From heightened security measures to age-specific play areas and innovative classrooms, each element is meticulously designed to contribute to the overall growth and well-being of the preschool community. As the expansion unfolds, parents and children can anticipate a future filled with exciting opportunities for learning, exploration, and joyful moments at Newtown Discovery Preschool.

Our two main locations are in Newtown and Warrington and we support the Doylestown area.



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Car Seat Safety

    Car Seat Safety


Choosing the right car seat and/or booster is essential to your child’s safety.  Car crashes are one of the leading causes of child deaths in the United States; hence, the importance of selecting the right car seat is paramount.


There are four types of car seats:

  1. Rear-facing car seat (infant car seats, convertible seats, and all-in-one seats)
  2. Forward-facing car seat (convertible seats, all-in-one seats,  and combination seats)
  3. Booster seat (high-back, backless, combination, and all-in-one seats)
  4. Seat belts

All children should be seated in the back seat at least through the age of twelve.


Not sure about which car seat to purchase? Use the car seat finder tab on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site.  To ensure you are receiving the latest safety updates, you can  also register your car seat on the same website:You  simply put in the model name and number, the serial number, and your contact information to be notified in the event of a recall.


Car Seats and Booster Seats | NHTSA  (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).


In General:


Ages 1-3 years:  rear-facing seat until the maximum height or weight limit is reached

Ages 4-7 years:  forward-facing seat with a harness and tether until the maximum height or weight limit is reached.  Then, onto the booster seat.

Ages 8-12 years:  booster seat until the child is big enough to fit a seat belt properly with the lap belt snuggly across the upper thighs and the shoulder belt snugly across the shoulder and chest.


Securing the car seat properly is key.  The seat should be secured tightly to prevent the seat from moving side to side or front to back more than one inch when tightened. For rear-facing seats, be sure to adjust the recline angle properly.  For forward facing seats, connect the tether anchor and tighten.  

All harness straps should be flat and placed through the slot at either shoulder level or below for rear-facing seats or at or above shoulder level for forward facing seats.  Harnesses and buckles should be clipped (at armpit level) and snug to prevent extra material from pinching at the shoulder.


You can check  for proper installation of all car seats locally by visiting St. Mary Medical Center-Parenting Center (online registration) or PA State Police in Bensalem by appointment.via phone.


Pennsylvania ranks as one of the top 10 states for fatal car accidents.  Take a moment to check your car seats.  In the words of Ben Franklin, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”


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