PCHP in the News

  • 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…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!

    Literacy Day   Happy 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…Read More

  • Labor Day

    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!)…Read More

  • Olympics Fun

    Olympics Fun    The Olympics have begun!  Talk with your children about this world-wide event in which every country can participate.  If you can, watch an event or two with your children and explain the event to them.  Find a map in the library or online and show your children where the different countries participating…Read More

  • Fourth of July Fun

    Happy Fourth of July!   Fireworks are a traditional part of Fourth of July celebrations – the candles for America’s birthday! Now you don’t have to wait until dark, you can create your own fireworks at home with your children (these won’t be as loud). Paint fireworks are a fun way to get your children…Read More