THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY RESOURCES:
FREE Virtual Tutoring!
|Virtual Tutoring K – 12 students in Seattle can get free virtual tutoring from Tutor.com. www.spl.org|
Free Digital Access To Picture Book
Unite for Literacy provides free digital access to picture books, narrated in many languages. Literacy is at the core of a healthy community, so we unite with partners to enable all families to read with their young children.
Seattle Public Library Kids – YouTube
|Seattle Public Library Kids – YouTube Watch videos from The Seattle Public Library for kids and families, including Story Times in multiple languages and other fun learning activities. www.youtube.com|
Remote Learning Resources
|Reading Resources | The Seattle Public Library KidLitTV – Explore the world of children’s literature through read-aloud, book trailers, crafts, activities and more; Reading is Fundamental Read-Aloud Videos – Animated read-aloud (Pre-K to 6th grade). Also features many lesson plans, activities, and printable materials. Storyline Online – Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced … www.spl.org|
Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. Here in United States, Mother’s Day 2021 will occur on Sunday, May 9.
Mommy | Jack Hartmann
Cinco De Mayo
Here in United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.
Cinco De Mayo Celebration
- Give your child water and plain milk instead of sugary drinks. After the first year, when your nursing toddler is eating more and different solid foods, breast milk is still an ideal addition to his diet.
- Your toddler might become a very picky and erratic eater. Toddlers need less food because they do not grow as fast. It is best not to battle with him over this. Offer a selection of healthy foods and let him choose what she wants. Keep trying new foods; it might take time for him to learn to like them.
- Limit screen time and develop a media use plan for your family.external icon for children younger than 18 months of age, the AAP recommends that it is best if toddlers not use any screen media other than video chatting.
- Your toddler will seem to be moving continually—running, kicking, climbing, or jumping. Let him be active—he is developing his coordination and becoming strong.
- Make sure your child gets the recommended amount of sleep each night: For toddlers 1-2 years, 11–14 hours per 24 hours (including naps)
Language / Literacy
Sight Words 1 | Jack Hartmann
FRY WORDS – FIRST HUNRED
the of and a to in is
you that it he was for on
are as with his they I at
The Alphabet Song | Jack Hartmann
Using a playdough encourage your child to create and identify the letters of the alphabet.
As your child creating a letter, ask him / her the sound and a words that start with the it.
be this have from
Are You My Mother?
By: P.D. Eastman
“I did have a mother” said the baby bird. “I have to find her and I will!”
We will follow the baby bird’s journey as he look for his mother.
Art / Writing
Make Straight and Curved Lines | Jack Hartmann
Using journal, notebook, or paper ask your child to write his/her name and trace it with five different colors of color pencil.
Kindergarten: Write name and last name in lowercase letter without a guide.
Preschool: Write name in uppercase letters but if you start transitioning your kid into lowercase letters then they will write in lowercase letters.
DIY Cinco de Mayo Maracas Craft
Materials: egg shaker or empty plastic egg toy, tape, plastic spoons, empty water bottle container, small pebbles.
Using these materials, we will celebrate a Cinco de Mayo by making DIY Maracas.
Math / Science
Count to 100 | Jack Hartmann
END OF THE MONTH CALENDAR GRAPHING
1. How many days was sunny? 2. How many days was rainy?
3. How many days was snowy? 4. How many days was cloudy?
5. How many days was sunny cloudy? 6. Which weather has the least days?
7. Which weather has the most days?
Continue Practicing Addition by using some materials that you have at home as shown on the pictures below. Practice your child adding up to 10 and if they show progress, level them up to 15.
If You Give A Pig A Pancake
Author: Laura Numeroff
Illustrator: Felicia Bond
Read by: Jessica Wiegand
Using used cardboard, trace 10 circles and cut. Ask your child to write the numbers 1-10
Join with your kids to play pancake cooking as your child learn to recognized numerals 1-10.
#number writing and recognition
By: Early Learning Ideas
What Dissolves In Water?
Some materials dissolve in water, and some do not. Substances that dissolve in water called soluble, and substances that do not dissolve in water called non-soluble.
MATERIALS: transparent plastic cups, plastic spoon, water, sugar, salt, sand, flour
Explain to your child that some materials dissolve in water and some do not. When a substance dissolves, it kind of looks like it has disappeared, but actually, it has just mixed with the water to make a transparent or see-through liquid that we call a solution.
Help kids add a spoonful of each of the materials to a glass of water. Stir the mixture and then let it sit for a minute or two. What happens? Does the material dissolve?
Let your kids look at the materials that you will mix in. Let them feel them and smell them. What do you notice about the materials? Ask kids to predict which materials will dissolve.
How can we tell if the materials dissolve? Do you think all of the materials will dissolve? Why or why not?
The Bridge Is Up!
Author: Babs Bell
Illustrator: Rob Hefferan
The Bridge Is Up! No one can go, so everyone has to wait! This good book teaches patience.
DIY Recycles Bridge
Materials: any recyclable materials (rolls, twines, pipe cleaner, tape, cardboard, etc).
Read the story “The Bridge Is Up!” and after reading show the recyclable materials to your kids.
Ask your kid to construct a bridge using the materials you have at home in order for his/her toy cars cross from one side to another side just like the story.
Movement / Play
On Mother’s Day | The Kiboomers
Chair Yoga Sequence | DCSDWellness
Standing Yoga | DCSDWellness
Seated Cardio Workout
Chair Exercise | PE Bowman
Month of May Song | Jack Hartmann