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Volume 17

April 6, 2021

Teacher Nicole and Teacher Bahiya

Volume 17
Week of  April 5-9

Tips: Helping your child learn about sharing

Children learn a lot from just watching what their parents do. When you model good sharing and turn taking in your family, it gives your children a great example to follow.

Children also need opportunities to learn about and practice sharing. Here are some ways to encourage sharing in everyday life:

  • Talk about why sharing is good for your child and others. You can say something like, ‘When you share your toys with your friend, everyone gets to have fun’.
  • Point out good sharing in others. For example, ‘Your friend was sharing her toys really well. That was very kind of her’.
  • When you see your child trying to share or take turns, give your child plenty of praise and attention. For example, ‘I liked the way you let Aziz play with your train. Great sharing!’
  • Play games with your child that involve sharing and turn taking. Talk your child through the steps, saying things like, ‘Now it’s my turn to build the tower, then it’s your turn. You share the red blocks with me, and I’ll share the green blocks with you’.
  • Talk with your child about sharing before playdates with other children. For example, you could say, ‘When Georgia comes over; you’ll need to share some of your toys. Why don’t we ask her what she wants to play with?’ You can also talk with your child about sharing before they start childcare or preschool.

Resource: Check out Tools of the Mind Website (TOTM)

https://vc.toolsathome.org/playful-giraffe-5397

I texted you the password for the website.

Art / Writing

Draw a picture of your favorite thing to do outside. Encourage child to add color and more details to their picture. Ask your child about their picture and write one sentence about it.

Math / Science

Pepper and Dish Soap Science Experiment: All you need is a plate or bowl, water. Pepper, and dish soap  

https://vimeo.com/443205398 : Password NH

Math: Counting the Calendar: It’s a new Month!! Have your child count the days in April 1-30. Point to random numbers and ask what this number is? Have child Jump or clap the number.

Social Emotional

Talk to your child about Sharing. Watch Teacher Nicole’s Story time about Clark the Shark sharing. Ask your child questions like “What happens when we don’t share” “How do you feel if someone doesn’t share with you”

Movement / Play

Jumping Jacks Song

https://video.link/w/4Orhc

Language / Literacy

Read a book to your child or have child read a book to you. Ask your child questions about the book such as “What part of the story did you like” “what would you do if..”

Here is a video of me doing the Spring Puzzle Try it at home! I texted the Password

https://vimeo.com/528931623

Literacy Activity

Letter Scavenger Hunt Find Items in your house or outside that begin with the Letter S.