The Tobin School

Math Play in an Early Childhood Classroom

Math is learned through play. Toddlers stack colorful cups into a tower with the largest on the bottom and the smallest on top. Preschoolers play with patterns as they chant […]

How to Find a Summer Program for Your Child in Natick

With lots of snow and the holidays just behind us, we may not be thinking at all about summer. But school-age (or soon to be school-age) parents know that it is […]

Why Social Emotional Learning Is Key to Your Child’s Success

Ask many parents what skills they are most concerned about their child having to enter Kindergarten, and you will hear about early reading skills, letter identification, and handwriting ability. But ask […]

How to Support Your Child’s Executive Function Skills

According to Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child, “Executive function and self-regulation are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks […]

Building Strong Parent Educator Partnerships

The old adage says, “it takes a village to raise a child”. But with more and more dual full-time working parents, family members far away, and the increasingly fast pace […]

Learning Science in an Early Childhood Classroom

If you aren’t a science lover, thinking about science education might make you think of memorizing the periodic table for a high school chemistry exam, dissecting frogs or earthworms in […]

Raising Kind Children: The Importance of a Valentine

We celebrated Valentine’s Day at our school this week. Students decorated bags and exchanged valentines with their classmates, practicing writing and matching names from cards to bags. One ambitious class […]

Choosing a Pre-K Program for Your Child

At the start of the school year, advice for parents is everywhere, especially when it comes to deciding on a school for your young child. It can be a lot […]