Volume 22

April 30, 2021


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Free Digital Access To Picture Book

Unite for Literacy

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.

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 …

Mother’s Day!

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


Toddler’s Corner                           


  • 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

60 minutes


Sight Words 1 | Jack Hartmann



List 1


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

60 minutes

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

60 minutes

Count to 100 | Jack Hartmann





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?

Problem Solving

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.


Social Emotional

Emotions (Feelings) Song | ChuChu TV Nursery

“A Special Mother’s Day”

By: Alyssa Liang


Happy Mother’s Day to all Mommy and soon to be Mommy on May 9.


Materials: Paper, pencil , crayons


Provide your kids the materials and let them use their imagination and creativity to make a mother’s day card.


Kids will draw draw their mom’s face or write a message inside the card.



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