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Volume 19

April 19, 2021

Teacher Nicole and Teacher Bahiya

Volume 19
Week of  April 19-23

Tips: Promoting Independence


Set predictable routines: Establishing a consistent routine. Just like adults, when children can anticipate their day, they are better equipped to take on responsibilities. 

 Let them choose: Give them choices.

Let them help: When you allow your child to help, you foster their confidence and give them an opportunity to learn something new. 

Give them chores: Give your child simple task to do like cleaning up toys, helping put groceries away, loading dishwasher, hanging up clothes, cleaning table after mealtimes

 

 

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

Walk and Discover: Go on a walk with your child and find different color flowers. You can take a picture of your favorite one and try to draw it.

Encourage child to add color and more details to their picture. Ask your child about their picture and write one sentence about it.

Social Emotional

Encourage your child to be independent with self-help skills such as picking out own clothes, dressing themselves, brushing own teeth, and cleaning up own toys.

Watch the Video of me reading Hair Love

https://vimeo.com/537014514

Math / Science

: 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.

Guess and Measure

Invite your child to put a set of measuring cups in order from smallest to biggest. Explore using the cups to measure items in the kitchen (water, rice, beans, etc.). Ask questions like,  “How many 1/2 cups are needed to fill one cup? How many 1/4 cups would fill up one cup?”

Language / Literacy

Alphabet talk: Talk about 3-5 things that start with each letter in the alphabet

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..”

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