Wee “Ones” Can… Weekly Wednesday Newsletter

Early Learning Ideas for Home

For the week of April 16-22th

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…

  • Talk about what can be recycled at the breakfast table. The cereal box, the bag the bread came in for toast. Have your child find things in the kitchen while sitting at the table eating. Start a discussion. 
  • Just Breath!!!! Try out this site for different breathing activities that you can do with your child any time.  Find the link on Pintrest: Just Breath activities

Playful Literacy Ideas: 

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

  • Watch the Recycling Truck come and remove your recycling. Talk about what is going to happen to it. Watch a YouTube video on what happens to our recycling. Watch it on YouTube: Recycling Video
  • Here’s a read out loud book about Earth Day with the Little Critter’s. Find it on YouTube: “It’s Earth Day” by Mercer Mayer

Playful Numeracy Ideas: 

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

  • Have your child help sort your “What goes where”, Recycling-Trash-or /Compost.
  • Nature hunt in the backyard. While you’re out in the yard or if you’re just looking to have five minutes alone. Send the kids in the backyard on a scavenger hunt. This is the link to a sheet that is easy to print. Find the Link on Pintrest: Nature Hunt

Circle Time Fun:

  • If you’re looking for some songs to sing and some circle time fun try our Earth Day song. (See attached Song sheet) 
  • Colours song! This song has actions and can be done anywhere or maybe just when you need a movement break.  Find the Link on Pintrest: Colour Song

Some Cool Science Stuff. 

Try this science experiment with milk and food coloring. See how it swirls and talk about what is happening. You could even use earth day colours.

Find the link on Pintrest: Milk Science Experiment

A Moment for Parents 

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

  • Let’s talk about loose parts. Do kids need toys all the time? What happens when we just give them “random things”? Here’s a link to an article about “Loose Parts”. I will be touching on this type of play during the weeks to come. Check out the Article on Pintrest: Loose Parts
  • Don’t forget to take time for yourself either during nap time or after the kids have gone to bed… Here’s a link to the local FSJ public library where you can get e books using your library card. Here’s the link to the Fort St John Library: Digital Downloads