Wee One’s Weekly Newsletter

Wee One’s Weekly Newsletter

Early Learning Ideas for Home

For the week of June 24-July 1st 

Just a reminder that all COVID 19 Updates can be found on the School District 60 Website Prn.bc.ca

Things we can do Everyday: 

These are activities that you may already be doing or that you can build off of and make them yours.  See where it takes you…

  • Remember to say “ I Love You”. Try to find the time to tell your loved ones you care. The more our children hear it from us the more they will grow and repeat it back. 

Playful Literacy Ideas: 

Decide which activity you’d like to do or do them all this week. Here are some great Summer time activity themed stories: 

Playful Numeracy Ideas: 

Decide which activity you’d like to do or do them all this week. 

  • Whats better balloon fun but Water Balloon Fun! Add some letters and you have a great outside sunny day activity. Here’s the Link from Pinterest: Water Balloon Fun
  • Here’s a great matching game for in the camper or just sitting around on the deck. All you need is a deck of cards. Pinterest has the link: Card Matching 

Art and Craft Ideas

  • Try some spray chalk for some sidewalk or driveway fun. Pinterest has all the ideas: Spray Chalk 
  • Frozen Paint! Just remind your littles that they are not popsicles …. Frozen Paint 

Some Cool Science:

  • Here is a great science for the days you’re camping… and you get to eat the finished project. Solar Smores 

A Moment for Parents 

 These are links and/or ideas for parents to support their early learners while at home. 

  • There is nothing more that I love than a schedule…. Heres a great way to keep in routine for the summer with your kids. From Pinterest : Daily Summer Schedule

“Wee Ones” Can Weekly Wednesday Newsletter

“Wee Ones” Can Weekly Wednesday Newsletter

 Early Learning Ideas for Home

For the week of June 10-17

(DON’T FORGET DAD/GRANDPA/PAPA SUNDAY, JUNE 21)

Things we can do Everyday: 

These are activities that you may already be doing or that you can build off of and make them yours.  See where it takes you…

Playful Literacy Ideas: 

Decide which activity you’d like to do or do them all this week. Here are some great ideas and “Father’s Day” themed stories: 

  • Click on the following YouTube link for a great “dad” story: When Dads Don’t Grow Up!
  • This Father’s Day don’t forget your grandpa/grandfather/papa.  Planning on spending time with him?  Click on the following YouTube link for ideas:  How to Babysit a Grandpa!
  • Create a “Camping Story Book/Album using your camping pictures-print off pictures of your camping adventures (in the house, backyard or campsite) and paste in a notebook/scrapbook and have your child tell the story!  Write down your child’s words-word for word. 
  • Have fun with this YouTube Video-echo the song with your child and make up actions for: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Playful Numeracy Ideas: 

Decide which activity you’d like to do or do them all this week. 

  • Go on a nature scavenger hunt around your yard, the park, the campsite or Community Forest!  Click on the link for a great idea for keeping all your nature scavenger hunt treasures safe Nature Scavenger Hunt
  • Is your child a rock magnet?  Go with it and turn it into a fun learning opportunity with this Rock Sorting and Classifying Activity

Art and Craft Ideas:

  • Tiss the season for camping, why not combine with some fun crafts.  Click on “Capturing Parenthood” link for Camping Inspired Crafts                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Some Cool Science:

Here are some cool simple science activities:

A Moment for Parents 

 These are links and/or ideas for parents to support their early learners while at home. 

Pictures from Pinterest

Wee One’s Weekly Newsletter

Wee One’s Weekly Newsletter

Early Learning Ideas for Home

For the week of June 10- 17

Things we can do Everyday: 

These are activities that you may already be doing or that you can build off of and make them yours.  See where it takes you…

  • Breakfast Reading… Let’s make bedtime stories but at breakfast. Reading to your child never gets old and often reading while they are at the table will not only keep them in their seats longer, we are encouraging language and literacy. 
  • Dance Party!!!  At some point in your child’s day have an impromptu Dance Party. All you will need is your phone… a funky dance song and five minutes. Surprise them and just blare the tunes and start moving.. You will make lots of giggles and tons of memories!

Playful Literacy Ideas: 

Decide which activity you’d like to do or do them all this week. Here are some great Summer time activity themed stories: 

  • Let’s make a Rhyming Basket… find things around your house that rhyme. Fill the basket then start all over again. Here’s a creative link from Pinterest: Rhyming Basket 
  • Let’s practice our Letters with Playdough! Make some Letter Placemats and have your child use the playdough to trace the letter. Here is a link from Pinterest with the downloadable sheets if you don’t want to make your own from scratch. Letter Playdough Mats 

Playful Numeracy Ideas: 

Decide which activity you’d like to do or do them all this week. 

  • Sorting coins! Either indoors on the kitchen floor using coins or outside in the driveway using small rocks. This sorting game could easily be converted to a tossing game (seeing where the small rock lands….) Follow this link from Pinterest to get you started: Coin Sorting
  • Snack Math for Preschoolers…. The best idea yet!!! Have these placemats for snack time or lunch time and let the sorting and counting begin. Pinterest: Counting Snacks 

Art and Craft Ideas

  • Splat Painting…. Definitely an outside art! If you don’t have panty hose try using the random socks that the dryer didn’t eat! Here’s a small video on how to start from pinterest: Splatter Art
  • Bubble Art is a great summer activity. Just add some food colouring to your store bought bubbles or try making your own bubbles from scratch. Here’s how to start: Bubble Art 

Some Cool Science:

  • Sink or Float Experiment. We do this alot in StrongStart at the sensory table but you could do this around the kiddy pool or in the tub while bathing. Have your child find things around the house that would “Sink” or things they think will “Float”… Talk about what happened and why they floated or sank and Why they didn’t. 

Pinterest will show you how to get started: Sink or Float

A Moment for Parents 

 These are links and/or ideas for parents to support their early learners while at home. 

  • Lets try something different this summer… A summer schedule of fun for Parents and Families… Heres a cool chart that worth a look from Pinterest: Summer Schedule
  • Date Nights at Home! Looking for some date night ideas to do at home once the kids are in bed. Here’s a link from Pinterest with a ton of simple ideas: A Year of Date Nites

“Wee Ones” Can Weekly Wednesday Newsletter

“Wee Ones” Can Weekly Wednesday Newsletter

    Early Learning Ideas for Home

For the week of June 3-10

Things we can do Everyday: 

These are activities that you may already be doing or that you can build off of and make them yours.  See where it takes you…

  • Pack a picnic together and enjoy in your own back yard or a park that is safely open!  Have your child help decide the menu and prepare your snacks and lunch.  
  • It is important to take care of ourselves in order to take care of others.  Check out this Pinterest link for vision boards First Love Yourself 

Playful Literacy Ideas: 

Decide which activity you’d like to do or do them all this week. Here are some great ideas and “Summer” themed stories: 

Playful Numeracy Ideas: 

Decide which activity you’d like to do or do them all this week. 

  • Some delicious numeracy fun you can eat:  Frozen Banana Pops   
  • Use various items (blocks, small animals, toys or even kitchen utensils)  and a large piece of paper to create a Giant Shape Match 

Art and Craft Ideas:

  •  Check out this Pinterest link for some cool science art:  Rainbow Rainy Day Art      
  • Many have had fun doing stained glass windows this winter/spring…how about on a larger scale on the sidewalk or driveway.  Check out this idea on the following Pinterest link: Sidewalk Chalk Stained Glass  
  • Make sponge water bombs play outside in the yard; Click on the following link from Pinterest:  Sponge Water Bombs                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Some Cool Science:

Here are some cool simple science activities:

A Moment for Parents 

 These are links and/or ideas for parents to support their early learners while at home. 

  • A little foot care with this easy at home recipe Foot Soak Don’t forget a cup of tea or coffee and a good book!
  • While you are enjoying your foot soak, here is a great water idea for the wee ones to enjoy: Swamp Sensory Water Bin 

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Early Learning Ideas for Home

For the week of May 27th- June 3

Things we can do Everyday: 

These are activities that you may already be doing or that you can build off of and make them yours.  See where it takes you…

  • Have Breakfast outside on the deck or in the backyard on a blanket enjoying the morning sounds…  “what do you hear?”, “What do you see?” and are they different to what you see and hear in the afternoon or evening? 

Playful Literacy Ideas: 

Decide which activity you’d like to do or do them all this week. Here are some great Summer time activity themed stories: 

Playful Numeracy Ideas: 

Decide which activity you’d like to do or do them all this week. 

  • Try making your own puzzle. Here’s one you can print and cut up. Have your child arrange it either by the picture or by the numbers on the bottom. There is even a second page where they can draw their own picture and make a puzzle out of it! Click the link from Pinterest: Make your own puzzle

Art and Craft Ideas

  • Let’s go fly a kite… This site shows you how to make your own kite!!!    How to make a Kite!   
  • Try making some “Stained Glass” with this craft from Pinterest: Stained Glass 

Some Cool Science:

  • Here’s a great wind experiment. All about “seeing” the wind, using a homemade pinwheel. From Pinterest Pinwheel Experiment

A Moment for Parents 

 These are links and/or ideas for parents to support their early learners while at home. 

  • Here are some great ideas for keeping the kids busy while at home and it comes with charts!!!! From Pinterest: 25 Things to Keep your Kids Busy  
  • What’s your “self care language?” and is everyone the same? Find out more by clicking this link from Pinterest: Self Care Language 

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Early Learning Ideas for Home

For the week of May 20th-27th 

Things we can do Everyday: 

These are activities that you may already be doing or that you can build off of and make them yours.  See where it takes you…

  • Read, read, read-read stories with your child or have your child read to you.  Talk about the story throughout, have your child predict what will happen next.  
  • At family meal time, share your “High” and “Low” of the day or your “Sweet” and “Sour”  (Best part/not so great part).

Playful Literacy Ideas: 

Decide which activity you’d like to do or do them all this week. Here are some great “Spring” themed stories: 

Playful Numeracy Ideas: 

Decide which activity you’d like to do or do them all this week. 

  • Try going outside and collecting some rocks and using them in this really cool way of making shapes or just letting your child see what they can make with the lines. 

From Pinterest: Rock Shapes 

  • Try going outside and instead of making the regular old “Hop-Scotch”. Make some shapes with your chalk and try playing “Shape-Scotch”. 

Here’s the Link from Pinterest: Shape Jumping Game

Art and Craft Ideas:

  • Collect and paint rocks-place them in your garden or play hide ‘n seek around the yard.  Painting too messy, use paint brushes and water!

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  • Here is a really cool recipe for Chalk Paint for those nice outside days. From Pinterest: Chalk Paint                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Some Cool Science:

A Moment for Parents 

 These are links and/or ideas for parents to support their early learners while at home. 

  • Have you checked out the SD#60 Virtual Early Learning websites yet?  Here is the link: Virtual Early Learning
  • Now that the province is reopening here’s a link from the BC Government with all the info for you to know before taking our family out. Reopening of BC

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Wee Ones Weekly NewsLetter

Early Learning Ideas for Home

For the week of May 13th-20th

Happy Victoria’s Day May 18th 

Things we can do Everyday: 

These are activities that you may already be doing or that you can build off of and make them yours.  See where it takes you…

  • Did you know that all School District 60 Playgrounds are now open. Plan an outing to a playground with your family. Here is the official statement from the District. School District 60 Playgrounds

Playful Literacy Ideas: 

Decide which activity you’d like to do or do them all this week. Here are some great “Planting” themed stories: 

Playful Numeracy Ideas: 

Now that we are starting to plant our gardens, flower beds and pots here are some great opportunities

  • Try sorting seeds by size or colour. Here’s a great link from Pinterest. Seed Sorting
  • Measure your plants once they start to grow or go find some that are going already outside. I found this link from Pinterest. Measuring Plants

Art and Craft Ideas:

  • Turn some of your yard clean up into some cool art, click on the link from “Art Bar” blog:  Painted tree branch
  • Looking for some fun planting ideas with children here is a great way to plant and upcycle all at the same time. Up-cycled Planters 

Some Cool Science:

A Moment for Parents 

 These are links and/or ideas for parents to support their early learners while at home. 

  • Do you find your child picks the same book to read again and again and again?  Click on the short 1 page article from the “Brightly” link to understand why this is a good thing: Why Reading the Same Book Repeatedly is Good for Kids
  • There is always time to work on our Self Care as parents. Here is a link from Pinterest on some parent self care ideas for however many minutes in the day you can spare. Parent Self Care Moments

“Wee Ones” Can Weekly Wednesday Newsletter

“Wee Ones” Can Weekly Wednesday Newsletter
Happy Mother’s Day May 10th

Early Learning Ideas for Home

For the week of May 6th-13th

Things we can do Everyday: 

These are activities that you may already be doing or that you can build off of and make them yours.  See where it takes you…

  • Set the table in a special way for a mother’s day tea OR any daily snack time.  Are there fancy dishes you only use for a special occasion-well today is the day!  Place out fancy napkins, flowers in a vase, real tea cups, etc…  
  • With the days getting warmer find a sunny spot in the yard or on the deck to lay out a blanket and read books together

Playful Literacy Ideas: 

Decide which activity you’d like to do or do them all this week. 

Playful Numeracy Ideas: 

Decide which activity you’d like to do or do them all this week. Now that we are starting to plant gardens, flower beds and pots let’s find nurmerance opportunities there. 

  • Plant flowers and vegetables with your child.  Open the packages of seeds and talk about the differences in size, shape, colour, which packages have more or less.  When planting the seeds outside or transplanting plants into the garden, discuss and measure the spacing and depth of the seed/plant
  • Track the growth-use a stick for tracking the date and height of the plants and flowers.  Have your child guess how tall the plant or flower will grow.
  • Click on the following link form Sage Street for a fun fitness activity with your child and even more challenging options for adults: Spell Your Name Workout

Art and Craft Ideas:

  • Here is a great Mother’s Day keepsake you can do together.  You could even put mom’s handprint and let dry and add your child’s handprint on top!   Click on the following link for directions from Christina Maria blog:  Handprint vase
  • Make a special card or even on a canvas for mom or grandma with your handprints and poem.  Click on the following link from Fun Handprint Art blog:  Handprint card and poem
  • Can’t get out to buy mom or grandma for mother’s day?  No problem, click on the link from Easy Peasy and Fun to make a paper bouquet:  Paper flowers

Some Cool Science:

  • Teach your child about growing seeds and the germination process without dirt!  Try a variety of seeds and watch them grow!  Click on the Scholastic link for directions:         Watch seeds grow 
  • Make a sweet treat by incorporating math, language and science…yum!  Click on Annabel Karmel’s link for easy cupcakes recipe Easy Cupcakes Recipe

A Moment for Parents 

 These are links and/or ideas for parents to support their early learners while at home. 

  • Every Thursday evening Scholar’s Choice is offering a free webinar for parents/educators.  Each week there is a different guest speaker: discussing how to keep your children captivated, engaged and having fun during this extended school and childcare shutdown. Click on the following link to register: 
  • Grab a tea or coffee and notebook and take 5 minutes for you and your self-care. Journal writing is a great way to get your thoughts and feelings out of your head, focus on what you’re grateful for, set goals or dream of the future.  Click the following link from Simply Fiercely:   “5 WAYS TO USE YOUR JOURNAL FOR SELF CARE”
  • Here is a YouTube link that gives a great visual for other journal ideas: Journal Ideas