The Pathfinder School: Traverse City Community School

Parenting Resources

We offer to parents some resources for parenting in the exciting journey ahead.

There are so many rewards, challenges, peaks and valleys of parenthood. In addition tho the channels of communication with your classroom teachers, our adminstrative staff and the Pathfinder parent community, below are a series of supports that will assist you in the years ahead as your child changes and develops. Have a valuable book, tool to share with other parents? Email Caroline Maier (Admissions Director): cmaier@thepathfinderschool.org

 

THE POWER OF PLAY

A pioneer in research on play, Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults — and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age. We love this video and talk about the importance of play in young children's development. 

WATCH THE TED TALK - CLICK HERE