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Volume 32

August 30, 2021

Message from Teacher Anna and Teacher Mimi:

Hi Families!

Here is an amazing resource you may qualify for that is providing support to King County families.

In early October, grandparents, aunts/uncles, older siblings, family friends, and other extended family members taking care of young children may apply for a one-time payment of $1,500.

If you would like to receive the grant application in early October, please email ffn@childcare.org

The application will be available in different languages and someone may assist a caregiver to apply.

For more information, please see this flier:

https://www.childcare.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/King%20County%20CARES%20Act%20Child%20Care%20Financial%20Assistance%20FAQs.pdf

Social Emotional

MONDAY ACTIVITIES

The Lion Inside – This is an activity to teach your child about how to be courageous. There are many times we might not feel brave and courageous in life and sometimes that might stop us from doing things. This is a great topic to discuss with your child. Watch this video about a brave little mouse an afterward discuss with your child how sometimes it might feel hard to speak up but in the end for the mouse it was worth it. Ask your child about a time they were scared about doing something and how that made them feel, ask them what they can try next time in that situation that might help them feel a little more courageous.

Video Link: https://video.link/w/WT4nc

Problem Solving

TUESDAY ACTIVITIES

Sorting Clothes – When kids sort items into different categorize it will help them learn math ideas later. An easy way to do this at home is to ask for your child to help with the laundry, ask your child to sort clothes into piles of shirts, shorts, pants, underwear, and socks.

Art / Writing

WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES

Graphics Practice – This activity can help kids learn to write so they can get stronger with writing letters, numbers and shapes! This also can build self-regulation as you play some classical music along with the practice. When you pause the music, your child STOPS writing and shows you their progress! This week work ask your child to draw a picture of “donut” when you are drawing shape you can say “around and close” for each circle. Encourage your child to make the donuts with enough space around them so they are not touching.

Movement / Play

THURSDAY ACTIVITIES

Let’s Move: Busy Bees – Tell your child the room they are in is now a beehive! Ask them to pretend to be a bee and buzz and flap their wings as they move around the room. Say “Busy bees, busy bee! Buzz around and touch something [taller than you].” Repeat using other phrases like:

“something shorter than you”

“wider than you”

“smaller than a cat”

“smaller than your hand”

“the same size as this spoon”

Language / Literacy

FRIDAY ACTIVITIES

5 little ducks song – Songs can help keep kids engaged and they will start knowing the song without even looking at the video. Don’t forget to use your duck puppet! Down below are the lyrics to the song. Here is the link to the video: https://video.link/w/FDSxb

Five little ducks went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only four little ducks came back

 

One, two, three, four

Four little ducks went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only three little ducks came back

 

One, two, three

Three little ducks went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only two little ducks came back

 

One, two

Two little ducks went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only one little duck came back

 

One

One little duck went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But none of the five little ducks came back

 

Sad mother duck went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

And all of five little ducks came back

Five little ducks went out to play

Over the hill and far away

Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

And all of the five little ducks came back!