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Pen Argyl - January, 2015
MTD: 2.99 Normal: 3.08
Season Total - 19.75
November 13 ..............................0.50
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Bangor's Emily Wilkins (41) catches a pass on the low post, during the Slaters' 25-22 loss to Saucon Valley played at Bangor Tuesday night. . PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pen Argyl's Abby Strouse gets bumped as she crosses midcourt during the Knights' 45-30 loss to NDGP played Thursday at Pen Argyl. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Pen Argyl's Olivia Bender jumps high to get a rebound during the Knights' 45-30 loss to NDGP played Thursday at Pen Argyl. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Derek Kaiser was one of three Bangor basketball seniors honored last night prior to the Slaters' 67-36 win over Moravian Academy in a game played at Bangor. (More photos tomorrow) (Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz
Tips to Boost Baby and Toddler Brain Development
(StatePoint) While formal education may not begin until age five, those years preceding classroom learning are crucial to brain development. You can get your child started on the right path early on by encouraging learning whenever possible.
Sing a Song
Simple songs can be a fun and helpful way to reinforce basic concepts like numbers, letters and animals. Sing with your little one in the car, or when you have free time at home. Great choices include “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,” “The Alphabet Song,” and “The Wheels on the Bus.”
Stock your home with simple instruments like kazoos, tambourines, and mini keyboards built for little fingers to encourage impromptu solos. Also, consider enrolling your child in music classes, which can be a great way to lay the foundation for music instruction later in life.
“Books for young children should also be learning tools that help build vocabulary and language skills,” says Sophie Mitchell, preschool publisher at DK Publishing.
For newborns, Mitchell recommends books that feature bright, bold colors and vivid patterns that are easy to hold, for sharing between baby and parent.
“Babies love to hear the sound of their parent’s voices, so read enthusiastically to your child,” she says. Mitchell also recommends that parents choose books that are filled with the things babies find fascinating, such as images of others babies, toddlers, animals and vehicles.
Toddlers love pointing out things they know and saying the words out loud. They appreciate book content that features images of their real world. Surprise elements like flaps, sounds, pull tabs and textures can provoke curiosity and engage reluctant readers.
“Preschool-aged children need clear, appealing subjects which capture their preoccupations and passions,” adds Mitchell.
For this age group memory is a very important reading skill to develop, so parents should look for titles that include fun, repetitive text. Clear word labels can help young children make associations between images and words.
For an early learning library, consider introducing your tykes to the “My First” board book series. First published in 1989, these iconic little books have now been reimagined for a new generation. With titles like “My First Animals,” “My First Colors,” and “My First Words,” they are packed with bright, colorful photographs and large easy-to-read text to captivate budding readers. More information about the series can be found at www.Dk.com.
Babies, toddlers and preschoolers need lots of mental stimulation for brain development. Rather than simply sitting them in front of the television, take little trips that can foster questions and observations. Whether that be the playground, the zoo or even a run-of-the-mill trip to the grocery store, these experiences are crucial for early learning. Talk to your child throughout the trip, pointing out things you see. When you get home, you can reinforce the real-world concepts with learning books.
Don’t wait until kindergarten to get the ball started on education.
By simply reading out loud and encouraging everyday play, you can help develop key learning skills in your child.
Sarah Patti was one of two senior boys basketball managers honored last night prior to the Slaters' 67-36 win over Moravian Academy in a game played at Bangor. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz
A farmer has become a YouTube celebrity by turning cow herding into an art form.Derek Klingenberg from Kansas manipulated his cattle into the shape of a smiley face and used a drone to film it from above.
A previous project saw Klingenberg play Lorde's current smash hit 'Royals' on a trombone to keep his cows in line.
He has also produced several popular song parodies.
The farmer now has his own social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Pen Argyl Academic Wall of Fame Nominations
It is time for the Pen Argyl High School Alumni Association to select the 2015 Inductees to the Academic Wall of Fame.
This honor is bestowed on a select number of graduates or past district educators each year who have distinguished themselves through community service, academic accomplishments, as well as, advancements in their chosen profession. The creation of this distinction was to set an example of what is possible for all present and future Pen Argyl students!
This honor is different from the PAHS Athletic Hall of Fame where chosen Alumni are honored for their athletic contributions while at Pen Argyl High School.
Anyone can nominate a PAHS graduate for the Academic Wall of Fame honor. Our Academic Wall of Fame Inductees have made a meaningful contribution to the world around them, and the Pen Argyl Alumni Association is proud to bestow this honor. To nominate a graduate, please contact Jim or Heather Hunter at 610-863-9443 or send an e-mail to email@example.com The deadline for nominations is February 20, 2015.
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