PCHP in the News

  • Supporting the Development of Cultural Humility in Young Children

    Multicultural Books To Read Together At a young age children are able to observe and recognize the differences in people. They start to make inferences about people’s gender, age, and racial differences. As your child meets new friends, classmates, and neighbors who are different from them, they make start to ask questions about cultural and…Read More

  • A House for a Hermit Crab

    A House for a Hermit Crab! Is great book to read together to learn about the beach and the animals that live there. With beautiful illustrations and a fun story about a growing hermit crab, both you and your child are sure to enjoy this book. One great way to continue conversations about a book…Read More

  • Indoor Summer Fun

    We hope summer is full of beautiful weather, but some days are just too hot or rainy to go outside! These days are the perfect opportunity to do some great indoor learning activities, do an art project, and read some books! Here are some books written by a former Parent-Child Home Program ELSs that we…Read More

  • Fourth of July

    Everybody loves birthdays, and America’s birthday is no exception. The beautiful weather (we hope), fireworks, and family celebration traditions, make it a fun and exciting day. The festivities are a great opportunity to explain to your child the history and traditions of July 4th. There are many great books that you can read together, including:…Read More

  • Outdoor Summer Fun

    One great thing about the warm weather is the opportunity to get outside and play. While running, skipping. and hopping are great fun and very healthy, but there are plenty of ways to add some literacy learning into outside play. Below are two activities that help reinforce literacy concepts while incorporating play and fun! Outdoor…Read More

  • Summer Is Here!

    Summer is finally here, the weather is getting warmer, the school year is winding down, and now is a great time to plan some fun literacy activities for your family. Spend time this summer reading favorite books with your children. We have plenty on our website if you need inspiration. Then take your reading together…Read More

  • Flag Day

    June 14 is Flag Day! Talk with your children about how today is the day when Congress adopted the “Stars and Stripes” as the flag of the United States. Today is the perfect opportunity to talk about the colors, shapes, and symbolism of the flag. It is also a great time to look at other…Read More

  • PCHP’s Westchester, NY Site loves Brown Bear, Brown Bear!

    In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, PCHP sites are sharing why they love this classic children’s book!     Reading Together Brown Bear, Brown Bear is a classic and timeless children’s story. This fun, light-hearted, and interactive book helps children develop language, learn colors and animal names, and hone the…Read More

  • Literacy Day!

    At PCHP, every day is literacy day; actually, every day is “Early Literacy Day”, so we are thrilled that today people across the country will be thinking and talking about the importance of literacy. What is literacy?  Yes, literacy involves reading and vocabulary, but it depends on so much more than just those two skills.…Read More

  • Labor Day

    Happy Labor Day! Celebrate this day off from work by spending time with your child talking about what they want to be when they grow up. Talk about all the different jobs people have (Richard Scary’s What Do People Do All Day? is a great book to read together on Labor Day!) Ask them why…Read More