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At Graystone CDC, we take the before and after school experience a step beyond.  We provide environments where children can spend time with friends, find homework assistance, work on school projects and be involved in indoor and outdoor activities created to take their knowledge and interests to a deeper level.  All our activities are hands-on and encourage children to build new skills while fostering creativity and self expression.  Let CDC be an experience your child looks forward to everyday!

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Our Programs Offer:

  • Safe, enriched, home-like environments
  • A welcome place for families and all children, respecting their home language, cultural values and traditions
  • Licensed child care facility with qualified staff
  • Activities and projects based on children’s interests, strengths and needs
  • Time for children to grow socially and emotionally in supportive relationships with other children and adults
  • Nutritious breakfast and afternoon snacks ~ Lunch is provided during full days

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  • On-site at Graystone Elementary School
  • Operates Monday through Friday, 6:30 am to 6:00 pm
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  • Teachers Favorite Classics

    Books, Games and Movies your Teachers Enjoyed
    What books made your teachers ignore their chores and stay up late reading under the covers? Here are a few—-?Little Women

    • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
    • Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret
    • On My Honor
    • Cinderella Stories
    • Biographies about Women
    • Black Beauty
    • Secret Garden
    • Babar
    • Charlotte’s Web
    • The Yearling
    • Where the Red Fern Grows
    • Little Women
    • Count of Monte Cristo
    • Bambi
    • Once upon a time, your teachers were kids, who had friends and brothers and sisters and they loved to play games. What did they play?????
    • Candy Land
    • Chutes and Ladders
    • Baseball
    • Monopoly
    • Hopscotch
    • Jump Rope songs
    • Scrabble
    • Crazy 8’s
    • Cribbage
    • Operation
    • Mousetrap
    • Hungry Hippo
    • Hide and Seek
    • Parcheesi
    • Cards
    • Trouble
    • Popcorn and sodas in a cool theater—what did your teachers go to see at the movies when they were kids?
    • Gone with the Wind
    • Rodgers and Hammersteins Cinderella
    • Gidget
    • Heidi
    • Bed Knobs and Broomsticks
    • The Neverending Story
    • Labyrinth
    • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    • Savannah Smiles
    • Grease
    • Bambi
    • Annie
    • Old Yeller
    • Pinnochio
    • The Sound of Music
    • Sorcerer’s Apprentice

    continue to the next page for some final thoughts


    Website ‘Classics’

    Timeless Classics will one day include children’s websites Here are a few to get you started on the new generation of children’s classics.

    This website will provide you with book lists by age. It also features a newsletter with the latest featured books and games, book club information, info about authors and book series, book reviews and book trivia and word search scramble games by title. reading

    Sign in here for great reading lists, games, book talk forums for students and reading logs.

    Can’t say enough about this site for those who love the art work and stories of Jan Brett. Lots of craft ideas - great pictures - always something new to see.

    Remember that old Highlights magazine—the one you usually read in the doctors office? Well, the magazine still lives in doctor office waiting rooms, but is also has a cool website where you can sign up for emails of hidden pictures and other puzzles.

    A fun site filled with math games, reading games and classic learning games—worth a look!!

    Need the rules for any number of children’s games? Check this out.

    continue to the next page to find out what your teachers loved as children

    Classic Games

    Timeless Games for Children and the Whole Family?Just like books and movies, there are games that have stood the test of time.
    Game time is terrific family time, some need a trip to the store (or hope that grandparents have kept some of these goodies around) and some just need willing players

    • Scrabble
    • Boggle
    • Yahtzee
    • Candyland
    • Uno
    • Dominoes
    • Checkers
    • Chinese Checkers
    • Operation
    • Chutes and Ladders
    • Pick Up Sticks
    • Musical Chairs
    • Pin the Tail on the Donkey
    • Simon Says
    • Duck Duck Goose
    • Hop Scotch
    • Jump rope games and songs
    • Sorry
    • Life
    • Dots
    • Twister
    • Marbles
    • Jigsaw Puzzles
    • Tic Tac Toe
    • Hangman
    • Old Maid
    • Go Fish
    • Monopoly
    • Mousetrap

    continue to the next page for classic ideas with a modern twist

    Classic Films

    Timeless Classics in Film for Children?What makes a great classic children’s (or family oriented) film? These are films that are non offensive, wholesome and entertaining covering a wide range of genres: adventure, fantasy, musicals, comedy. Many films from Hollywood’s “Golden Era” are great for the family audience. The New York Times and The British Film Institute have compiled a list of movies every child should see by the age of 14. What to do on a super hot day when going outside seems impossible?? How about popping some corn and escaping in one of these movies——-

    • 1925 The Gold Rush
    • 1933 King Kong
    • 1933 Duck Soup
    • 1934 Little Miss Marker (Shirley Temple)
    • 1934 It Happened One Night
    • 1936 Modern Times
    • 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
    • 1938 The Little Princess (Shirley Temple)
    • 1938 The Adventures of Robin hood
    • 1938 Bringing Up Baby
    • 1939 The Wizard of Oz
    • 1940 Fantasia
    • 1943 Lassie Come Home
    • 1944 National Velvet
    • 1945 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    • 1946 The Yearling
    • 1946 Great Expectations
    • 1948 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
    • 1950 King Solomon’s Mines
    • 1952 Singing in the Rain
    • 1952 High Noon
    • 1953 Peter Pan
    • 1953 The 5000 fingers of Dr. T.
    • 1953 The Little Fugitive
    • 1954 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
    • 1954 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    • 1956 The King and I
    • 1956 The Red Balloon
    • 1957 Old Yeller
    • 1960 The Swiss Family Robinson
    • 1961 The Parent Trap
    • 1961 West Side Story
    • 1962 Lawrence of Arabia
    • 1962 The Music Man
    • 1963 The Great Escape
    • 1964 Mary Poppins
    • 1965 The Sound of Music
    • 1971 Fiddler on the Roof
    • 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    • 1973 Paper Moon
    • 1976 Bugsy Malone
    • 1976 The Bad News Bears
    • 1976 Rocky
    • 1978 Superman
    • 1979 The Black Stallion
    • 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark
    • 1982 ET: The Extra Terrestrial
    • 1983 The Black Stallion Returns
    • 1985 Back to the Future
    • 1987 The Princess Bride
    • 1988 The Bear
    • 1988 Big
    • 1989 Field of Dreams
    • 1991 Beauty and the Beast
    • 1992 A League of their Own
    • 1993 The Secret Garden
    • 1994 The Lion King
    • 1995 Apollo 13
    • 1995 Babe
    • 1996 Fly Away Home
    • 1996 James and the Giant Peach
    • 1999 The Iron Giant
    • 2001 Shrek
    • 2003 Young Black Stallion
    • 2003 Finding Nemo

    continue on the next page to find out about some classic children’s games——-

    4-6 Contemporary Titles

    More favorites for grades 4 - 6 for read aloud and independent reading.?

    • Who Stole the Wizard of Oz? by Avi
    • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
    • The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
    • The Tale of Despeaureux br Kate Di Camello
    • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
    • Half Magic by Edward Eager
    • The Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
    • Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
    • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
    • Tin Tin Comic Book Series by Herge
    • Bunnicula by Deborah Howe
    • Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
    • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
    • From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
    • Betsy Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace
    • Castle by David Macaulay
    • The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis
    • Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
    • The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
    • Mrs.; Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien
    • The Harry Potter Series by J. K Rowling
    • Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan
    • The Rescuers by Margery Sharp
    • The Grasshopper Summer by Ann Turner
    • Flipped by Wendelin Van Draan

    Continue to the next page for classic children’s movies

    K-3 Contemporary Titles

    Unforgettable characters, top notch writing, outstanding artwork and sometimes - just plain silliness make an ordinary title a classic. Read some of these aloud with your family today!?Kindergarten through grade 3

    • Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears by Vern Aardema
    • Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard
    • Stone Soup by Narcia Brown
    • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
    • The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
    • The Adventures of Pinnochio by Carlo Collodi
    • Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola
    • Petunia by Roger Duvoisin
    • Corduroy by Don Freeman
    • Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
    • The Three Little Pigs by Paul Galdone
    • Little Toot by Hardie Gramatky
    • Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
    • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
    • Leo the Late Bloome by Robert Kraus
    • The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
    • Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire
    • If You Give A Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
    • The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
    • When the Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
    • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    • Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
    • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
    • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
    • The Napping House by Don and Audrey Wood

    Continue to the next page for titles for grades 4 - 6

    Recommended Books for Grades 4-6

    Recommended books published before 1960 for Grades 3 - 6 Read aloud or independent reading?Born Free by Joy Adamson

    • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
    • Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
    • Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
    • Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
    • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
    • A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
    • The Children of Green Knowe by L. M. Boston
    • Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
    • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • The Enormous Egg by Oliver Butterworth
    • Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
    • The Henry Huggins Series by Beverly Cleary
    • The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
    • The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli
    • The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert De Jong
    • The Wheel on the School by Meindert De Jong
    • The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge
    • The Twenty One Balloons by William Pene Du Bois
    • The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds
    • Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
    • The Moffats Series by Eleanor Estes
    • The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
    • Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
    • The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz
    • Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. and - Gilbreth
    • Old Yeller by Fred Gibson
    • The Wind in the Willow by Kenneth Grahame
    • Grimms Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhem Grimm
    • King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
    • Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
    • Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith
    • Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling
    • Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight
    • Big Red by Jim Jim Kjelgaard
    • Onion John by Joseph Krumgold
    • Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
    • Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
    • Chronicles of Narnia Series by C. S. Lewis
    • Pippi Longstocking Series by Astrid Lindgren
    • Dr. Dolittle Series by Hugh Lofting
    • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
    • White Fang by Jack London
    • The Miss Pickerell Series by Ellen McGregor
    • Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
    • Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
    • The Borrowers Series by Mary Norton
    • My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara
    • The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
    • The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter
    • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
    • The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
    • Heidi by Johanna Spyri
    • The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
    • Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    • The Mary Poppins Series by Pamela L. Travers
    • Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
    • The Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
    • The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss

    Continue to the next page for suggested reading of a more contemporary nature.

    Recommended Books for K3

    What is a Timeless Classic?
    A book that is treasured and enjoyed by generations of a family. The National Endowment for the Humanities has compiled a list of books that fit this category. New technology makes us wonder if the book is dead—explore some of these works - first published before 1960 - and you will see that the book is alive - has been alive and will continue to be alive for children of all ages.?Below is the recommended list of books for children in grades K - 3. Read aloud or independent reading

    • Aesops Fables
    • Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
    • The Madeline Series by Ludwig Bemelmans
    • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    • The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff
    • Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
    • The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh
    • The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
    • The Mousewife by Rumer Godden
    • The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame
    • The Betsy Series by Carolyn Harwood
    • Little Children by Rudyard Kipling
    • The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
    • The Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear
    • Mrs. Piggle- Wiggle by Betty Macdonald
    • Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
    • Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
    • The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne
    • Now We are Six by A. A. Milne
    • When We were Very Young by A. A. Milne
    • Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
    • Cinderella by Charles Perrault
    • The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
    • The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
    • The Curious George Series by H. A. Rey
    • The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
    • A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
    • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
    • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

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