Toddler Class 114A – Teacher Devyn
Newsletter – Week of October 4, 2021 Volume 2
Hello! Some new families have joined my class, so I am including the intro and announcements, and resources that I sent last week along with new activities!
My name is Devyn and I’m going to be your child’s teacher this year. I love working with toddlers because they are so curious and excited to learn. I am so excited to get to know all of you! Every week I will be sending out a newsletter with activities and resources for your family. If you have questions about anything or need other resources, you can reach me over phone or text at (206) 306-8098, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There has been a recall on Boppy brand infant lounger products. If you have Boppy infant loungers in your home, you should stop using them and contact the Boppy company for a refund. https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/The-Boppy-Company-Recalls-Over-3-Million-Original-Newborn-Loungers-Boppy-Preferred-Newborn-Loungers-and-Pottery-Barn-Kids-Boppy-Newborn-Loungers-After-8-Infant-Deaths-Suffocation-Risk
- King County recently expanded the Via to Transit program, which provides transportation to and from light rail stations and bus routes for people who cannot get to them. https://southseattleemerald.com/2021/08/17/program-expands-in-south-king-county-to-offer-rides-to-transit-centers-and-more/
- Seattle Public Library has a lot of new books in a variety of languages including Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromo, and Spanish! Just search http://spl.org for the language you want.
Math / Science
Sing the ABC song with your child and try signing each letter in ASL!
Math / Science
Your child can help you get ready for meal times and you can make it a counting activity!
Before eating, ask your child to help you set the table. Show them where to put dishes, utensils, and anything else you need, and count out how many of each are needed! Ask: “We have five people in our family, so how many plates should we take out of the cabinet?”
- Try playing peek-a-boo with a doll or a stuffed animal!
- Practice putting on a jacket independently and zipping it up!
Let your child try it themselves for a few minutes before offering help if they need it.
Movement / Play
Practice different ways of walking! Music and movement go great together. Try putting on soft, slow music and practicing walking on toes, putting on loud drum music and practicing stomping, and putting on fast, energetic music and practicing running and jumping!
Art / Writing
While you are eating dinner, point out all the different colors you see in the meal. After you eat, get out some crayons, markers, colored pencils, paint, or even play dough and sit down to make some art together! Invite your child to draw a picture of their food and talk about what other things are those colors.