Volume 19

April 9, 2021


EVERY 1st Tuesday of Each Month 

      Health Training – Rikki Peck (NH Nurse)

EVERY 3rd Tuesday of Each Month

      Mental Health Training – Erin Wentz (NAVOS)

•Unemployment Escalation Pathway contact Claudia Alvarado: (206) 376-0782,

•We are still looking for preschool children and families for our home based program. If you have families and friends who are interested to enroll, please contact us.

•STUDIO program enrollment – starts April 12, contact ET Paine at


 National Gardening Day – April 14, 2021 founded national Gardening Day in 2018 to celebrate the hobby of gardening and to encourage gardeners to share their expert knowledge.

National Gardening Day on April 14 encourages gardeners and would-be gardeners to pick up a shovel and some seeds and kick-off a beautiful year of homegrown bounty.

The observance is a call to action to get out and grow flower or vegetable gardens. No matter how you garden, plant in the ground, in containers, in straw bales or a square foot gardening box. Just garden!

Garden Come to Life | National Geographic

Toddler’s Milestones 

CDC’s Developmental Milestones

Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).

“Learn the Signs. Act Early.”

Download CDC’s Milestone Tracker app to see more photos and videos of milestones, track children’s development, and know what to do if you ever become concerned about your child’s development. Learn more at

Language / Literacy

Learn the letter Uu | Jack Hartmann




Phonics Story U | English Singsing


Learn letter U | Super Simple



Letter Uu Story

Under his umbrella,

Uncle Upton starts to frown.

/u/ /u/ /u/

Uh-oh! It’s upside down

















Lola Plants a Garden


Author: Anna McQuinn

Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

Read by: Caroline Crouse

Dig In!

Author: Cindy Jenson-Elliott

Illustrator: Mary Peterson

Read by: Story Book Time


Art / Writing

Make Straight and Curved Lines | Jack Hartmann



Graphic Practice: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |


                     U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U





Practice straight line and curve u line using music and raise your pencil when the music stop.



Letter Uu song | Learning Dynamics


Letter Uu

Uppercase U – down, curve up

Lowercase u – down, curve up, down


Write the letter U – ABC Writing for Kids

Materials: Journal, white paper or colored paper, crayons or colored pencil, glue, scissors.


  1. Using your journal, draw or cut and paste upside down umbrella and a regular umbrella.


  1. Cut and paste or draw raindrops.


  1. Practice writing “U is for Upside down Umbrella” or “U for Umbrella”




Letter U for Upside down Umbrella

Math / Science

Count to 100 | Jack Hartmann



  1. Ask your kid to look at the pictures and identify the pictures.
  2. Ask your child; how many different items are there in the pictures?

Three (3) rain boots, garden gloves, water sprinklers

  1. As you child to count how many each items and write the number next to the picture.






World of Wonder Science Song | Jack Hartmann




Growing flowers and plants, (either from seeds, bedding plants, cuttings or bulbs), provides an endless opportunity to learn about science and nature.



Kids can learn:


* The names of common plants                   * Which plants are edible

* Why some plants prefer sun                    * How plants use the sun and soil to grow

* How insects interact with plants             * The process of germination

* How to grow plants from cuttings

and bulbs                                                * How plants provide oxygen

* How plants prevent soil erosion                * Basic soil chemistry

* How food is grown and preserved


DIY Inside Herb Garden for kids

Materials: Empty milk container or any container, soil, herbs plants or any vegetable and flowering palants.


  1. Cut your container.
  2. Put your soil into your container.
  3. Plant your herbs or vegetables or flower plants.
  4. Hang or put it into your window sill.


               Dish Garden Ideas

Problem Solving

Problem Solving Song | Lisa Hermsmeier



Back to Back Drawing Game for Kids & Adults


This is a game of creative thinking / imagination for kids to develop their problem solving skills.


Kids Art & Craft                       Ryan’s World  



Here is a game for two people. If there are, more than two people you can play line one behind the other. So let’s have some fun and see if you

Can copy what is being draw on a piece of paper behind your back.


Materials: paper, pen/pencil, and tape


  1. One person attaches a piece of paper onto their back.


  1. Person behind you draws something onto the piece of paper on your back.


  1. You have to see if you can feel what they are drawing and then draw it onto your piece of paper.


  1. Draw one bit of the picture on the back first and then wait for the person with the paper on their back to see if they can copy that bit onto their Paper by how it feels.


  1. Then draw the next bit and so on until you have finished your picture.


  1. Compare if you have the same picture.


Social Emotional

Emotions (Feelings) Song | ChuChu TV Nursery



Social & Emotional Well-being: Garden can Help!

By: Little Green Thumbs


Grow Resilient Children with a home/Classroom Gardening


Resilience (or resiliency) is our ability to adapt and bounce back when things do not go as planned – an important for children (and adults). Resilience enables us to recover from setbacks, reduces the effects of stress, and can protect us from the development of some mental health difficulties.


How can gardens develop resilient children?


Gardening gives children a place to take risks


Giving children the responsibility to take care of plants may come with setbacks. When a child encounters a challenge, they learn coping skills, and how to find solutions.


Gardens enhance the learning environment


Research has shown us that plants in the environment can help children learn. Environments with living plants can improve concentration, and focus, reduce stress, and best of all create curiosity and excitement to fuel inquisitive minds!



Create a garden as a family activity inside or outside your house!

Movement / Play

Body Stretching | DJ Raphi



The Tissue Dance


This simple activity teach kids a good posture, body control, balance, and coordination.

Materials: piece of toilet paper or napkin


  1. Have everyone put a tissue on his or her head before you play the music.


  1. Start the music and begin dancing, but do not let the tissue hit the ground.


  1. If the tissue start to fall, allow your child to catch the tissue and put it back on your head.


  1. If they miss and the tissue lands on the floor, they are out.