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Wee Ones Weekly NewsLetter

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” Wednesday Newsletter

“Wee Ones” Wednesday Newsletter

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 you…

  • The weather is changing and being outside is so important for everyone’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 don’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 you’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 you’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. 
  • Enjoy this YouTube story by clicking on the following link:  “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! Here’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 
  • Don’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

Virtual Early Learning

Virtual Early Learning

Here’s the April calendar for our virtual Early Learning Program. Follow the link to register.

https://sites.google.com/a/nbcdes.com/virtual-community-of-support-for-early-learning/

Follow these links for the sessions offered once your reg’d

3-5 Session Link  https://klc-vel.adobeconnect.com/activitysession/

Parent Session Link  https://klc-vel.adobeconnect.com/parentsession/