Volume 23

May 13, 2021


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Event Calendar | The Seattle Public Library

Choose from dozens of free events and activities at your Library every week. We offer author events, classes, story times and book groups in multiple languages all over the city.

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.

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…


Toddler’s Corner   


  1. Toddlers learn best by interacting with people. Make time to talk, read, sing, and play with your child every day.
  2. Consider limiting your child’s screen time. TV, videos, phones, tablets, and other media not recommended for children younger than 18 months old.
  3. Have a safe play area and allow plenty of time for exploring.


Scotch tape toys for a toddler to take off.

This activity is great for practicing pincer grip and fine motor skills. Tape a few toys to a table or a tray and have your toddler take them off.

Match lids to bottles

This is an easy to set up activity. Your toddler would probably like. All you need is a couple of empty plastic bottles and lids. It is tough for little hands to put a lid on a bottle; they might need a lot of practice. It gets more challenging when there are lids of different sizes and they need to pick the right one.

Benefits: development of fine motor skills, grasping and shape and size recognition.

Paint with water on construction paper.

All you need is construction paper and water – the easiest set up and cleanup. Our toddler likes to use a brush, but some kids prefer to paint with fingers or sponges. Great for development of creativity, sensory awareness, fine motors skills.

Language / Literacy

Show and Tell is an educational activity in which the child present an object and talk about it.


This activity develop child’s growing ability to speak, ask questions, and understand others through listening.





  1. Create a theme every week such as; ask your kid to show his/her favorite toy in a day and a different item the other day (or weekly).
  2. Ask questions, or if they have siblings at home encourage them to ask questions.
  3. Plan a time in a day (or week) that most likely you kids be able to talk or listen: such as after bedtime or every Saturday night for family night game.
  4. Establish rules such as “one person speaks at a time” before show and tell begins.
  5. Expand show and tell such as asking your child to demonstrate a skill, or creating an artwork (drawing) and listen on how they will create a story and use vocabularies when they show and tell.



By: Learning Dynamics



Short Vowel Aa


Book 1 Pam


Help the child sound out these new words before reading this book.

Pam      Sam      hat       bag



Book 2 A Hat


Help the child sound out these new words before reading this book.

sad       sat       taps


Sight Word: a



Book 3 Sam


Help the child sound out these new words before reading this book.

and      bad      ran


Sight Word: has





Math / Science

Count to 100 | Jack Hartmann


Measuring Activity

Water Measuring

  1. Create a water table pouring station using big plastic container.
  2. Use different size of plastic bottles and a pitcher in this activity.
  3. If you have food coloring, color the water to make it fun.
  4. Put a blue paint tape on each bottle.
  5. Ask your child to pour water in each bottle up to the blue tapeline.


This activity is a good gross motor and measurement skills for kids. It helps them develop strength and muscle control in pouring water or milk in their cup.





Magnetic Discovery Bottle


Plastic bottles

Any materials that attract magnet

(pipe cleaner, clips, metal bells)

Magnet wand

Introduce to your child the

“inches and centimeters”


Encourage to measure objects in “inches” and write their numbers in a paper.

  1. You could combine materials into one bottle or separate every bottle.
  2. You could add water if your kid desire to.
  3. Play with the magnetic sensory bottle using your magnet wand.


Art / Writing

Sight Words 1 | Jack Hartmann


Make Straight and Curved Lines | Jack Hartmann



Materials: salt, sugar, flour, or shaving cream, container, sight words flash cards


Using the materials help your kid practice reading and writing sight words. Please refer your sight words to previous home learning plan.


ARTS: Book Making






Pencil, colored pencil, crayons



1. Fold your paper into four and cut to turn into 4 pieces.

2. Stack the four pieces paper and use your stapler to staples the pieces together.

3. You have a mini book to use for reading activity about Pam, A hat, and Sam.


Problem Solving

Critical Thinking Tangram Activity

Using your Tangram pieces, play the story and pause and let your child create the animals in the story.


Social Emotional

Emotions (Feelings) Song | ChuChu TV Nursery

Glad Monster Sad Monster

By: Ed Emberley

     Anne Miranda


A Book about Feelings!

Monster Arts and crafts


Materials: paper plates, colored paper, scissors, glue


Create your own Monster feelings!


Movement / Play

Hand exercises for strength and mobility | Sunnybrook Hospital



The Claw: An Indoor Game | Days with Grey

Materials: toys, kitchen tong, basket, and a large container


Large motor activities and gross motor games are essentially the same. These activities involve using the larger muscles. Strengthening these muscles will help with so many other skills!