Early Learning Ideas for Home
For the week of April 29-May 6th
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 youâ€¦
- The weather is changing and being outside is so important for everyoneâ€™s mental health. So get outside to the back yard or just go for a walk, even if its just around the block. If you donâ€™t have access to a backyard, get out on your deck.
- Take a book break. Whether after lunch or starting your day. Take a few minutes to sit and read a book to your child.
Playful Literacy Ideas:
Decide which activity youâ€™d like to do or do them all this week.
- Find some blossoms or spring buds on the trees and flower gardens. How many can you find? What is a spring bud? Have a discussion with your child about what’s happening to the tree when we see a bud or a new flower shoot in the spring.
- Here’s a cute little spring song with a catchy tune and some movement as well. Find it on Youtube. Spring Is Here Song
Playful Numeracy Ideas:
Decide which activity youâ€™d like to do or do them all this week. Now that we are starting to dig in our gardens and flower beds let’s find nurmerance opportunities there.
- Worms: Find some Worms and discuss which is longer?, Which is shorter? Get a ruler and bring numbers into the discussion for the older children.
- Leaves: Sort leaves that you are finding in the backyard (new and old leaves) sort by size, colour and shape even.Â
- Enjoy this YouTube story by clicking on the following link:Â “I Can Only Draw Worms” by Will Mabbitt
Art and Craft Ideas:
- With Spring comes Rainy Days. Here’s a raindrop art activity in which you use your breath instead of a paintbrush from Pinterest . Paint With Your Breath
- Make a Tree with some spring blossoms using Q-Tips! Hereâ€™s how from Pinterest. Spring Q-Tip Tree
Some Cool Science:
- This is a super simple science activity about gravity but may just drum up some great language opportunities. Find it here on Pintrest. Cotton Ball Rain Activity
A Moment for Parents
These are links and/or ideas for parents to support their early learners while at home.
- I have been hearing some parents vent their frustration around homeschooling. I super love this link from the Government of BC for parents that are homeschooling and trying to ease that anxiety around all of it. . EASE
- Donâ€™t forget to take a break when you need it to de-stress. You can even get the kids involved! Here is a five minute yoga video I found on Pinterest. Five Minute Yoga Break