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