"The Peep" Podcast

The Peep: Meaningful Minutes with the Wintonbury Community

The Peep is an early childhood podcast for families that gives easy tips and activities for preschoolers. It is provided by the certified teaching staff at Wintonbury Early Childhood Magnet School.

Episode #1: Reading with Your Child



Episode #1: Reading with Your Child

Parents know that reading with their preschooler is important.  In this episode, join Wintonbury's Instructional Coach to get some tips on how to maximize this time with your child. 






 
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Episode #1: Resources

Dialogic Reading Bookmark

 

Dialogic Reading Handout

Episode #2: What to Do When Drop Off is Hard

Episode #2: What to Do When Drop Off is Hard

Drop-off at school can be difficult.  Join Mrs. Mancini and Mrs. Smith-Horn for some suggestions about how to make this time a little easier.

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Episode #2: Resources

Transitions Tip Sheet

 

 
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Episode #3: Literacy at the Grocery Store

Episode #3: Literacy at the Grocery Store

Join classroom teacher Rebecca Cole for some fun and easy suggestions about how to work on literacy while grocery shopping with your child.  


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Episode #3: Resources

Grocery Store Tip Sheet
Shopping List

 



 
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Episode #4: Math at the Grocery Store

Episode #4: Math at the Grocery Store


Join classroom teacher Jenny Levinson for some fun and easy suggestions about how to work on math while grocery shopping with your child.  

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Episode 4#: Resources

Early Math at the Grocery Store



 
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Episode #5: CPS for Parents Part 1: Changing Your Lens

Episode #5: CPS for Parents Part 1: Changing Your Lens

Wintonbury Early Childhood Magnet School along with our school district has begun an initiative to implement the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) Model, created by Dr. Ross Greene, to address social-emotional challenges.  

In Part 1 of this series, Wintonbury School Social Worker Kathleen Johndrow introduces you to the basics of CPS focusing on the adult mindset. Ross Greene calls this "changing your lens". 

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Episode 5#: Resources

www.livesinthebalance.org/step-one-first-video

https://livesinthebalance.org/parents-families

Power Point- CPS:Part 1




 
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Episode #6: CPS for Parents Part 2: Identifying Unsolved Problems

Episode #6: CPS for Parents Part 2: Identifying Unsolved Problems 

Wintonbury Early Childhood Magnet School along with our school district has begun an initiative to implement the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) Model, created by Dr. Ross Greene, to address social-emotional challenges.  

In Part 2 of this series, Wintonbury School Social Worker Kathleen Johndrow focuses on how to identify your child's unsolved problems.  Rather than focusing on the challenging behavior that your child may exhibit, CPS focuses on the unsolved problems for which the challenging behavior is a symptom.

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Episode 6#: Resources

https://livesinthebalance.org/walking-tour-parents

Power Point- CPS:Part 2


 
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Episode #7: CPS for Parents Part 3: Solving Problems with Plan B

CPS for Parents Part 3: Solving Problems with Plan B

Wintonbury Early Childhood Magnet School along with our school district has begun an initiative to implement the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) Model, created by Dr. Ross Greene, to address social-emotional challenges. 

In Part 3 of this series, Wintonbury School Social Worker Kathleen Johndrow focuses on how to use Plan B conversations to solve your child's unsolved problems.  Plan B conversations focus on collaborating with your child to find realistic, mutually satisfactory solutions.

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Episode # 8: Preschool Speech and Language Development

Preschool Speech and Language Development

Join speech-language pathologist Lauren McMaster for information about typical preschool speech and language development, and learn some ways to support your child's language development.

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Episode 8#: Resources

Preschool Speech and Language Development Suggestions

Episode #9 Helping Your Child Meet Your Expectations

Helping Your Child Meet Your Expectations

Join teacher Melissa Sutton for information about how to help your child meet your expectations in the area of transitions.


Last school year, we did three episodes on how you might choose to handle it when your child does not meet your expectations.  In this episode, Mrs. Sutton discusses what you can do to make it more likely that your child will meet your expectations in the first place.

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Episode 9#: Resources

https://challengingbehavior.cbcs.usf.edu/docs/backpack/backpackconnection_routines_transitions.pdf

http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/documents/teaching_cooperate.pdf

Cheat Sheet: Helping Your Child Meet Your Expectations 

Episode #10: Choosing a Good Book

Choosing a Good Book

There are so many books out there!  How do you know if the one you've chosen is a good one to read to your child?  Join teacher Mary Munson for information about what to look for in a book and get a list of books that she recommends for young children.

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Episode 10#: Resources

https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/

Book List 

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