TLE at Home Kindergarten + School Age - Week of March 23rd
Daily Video Lessons:
Additional Video Resources:
We understand how it can comfort your little one to see a familiar face, like Bubbles, as they enjoy story time. Tune in every Monday for a new Bubbles Reading Corner video!
Don’t forget to tune in this week and watch your friend Bubbles read Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr
New Bubbles Adventure every Friday! Share a new learning adventure with Bubbles and the gang and learn important lessons like how to recycle, reinforce good manners and more.
New! Friday, March 27th: Shape of Things
In the Small Footprints videos your child will have the ability to take virtual field trips where they are introduced to such topics as butterflies, dinosaurs, and coral reefs. New videos every Tuesday and Thursday!
New! Thursday, March 26th: Veterinarian
At-Home Proprietary Activities:
Do you have any of your child’s past enrichment kits at home? This is a great opportunity to get them out and re-visit some of their favorite activities!
1. Get your Yippee 4 Yoga mat out and practice some of your favorite poses -Listen to any of the CD’s and use your finger puppet to sing & dance along
2. Grab your animal mask from the Talent Sprouts kit and pretend you are that animal, make the noises and movements of that animal
3. In the mood for a physical activity? Take your jump rope out from your Movin N Grovin kit and see how many jumps you can do in a row
4. Take out your rhythm sticks from your Music 4 Me kit and create a new song or beat
This year your child has learned many signs that can assist them in strengthening their communication and language skills. Re-visit the signs below at home with your child this week.
Using both hands, put your fingertips and thumbs together as if holding a piece of food. Bring your hands together in front of you, tapping the tips of your fingers on each hand together.
Place both hands open in front of you with palms facing you and fingers pointing upward. Twist both hands quickly a couple of times, ending with palms facing slightly forward.
To extend any books that you are reading at home with your child, make sure to use Phoebe Phonics early literacy strategies and ask them the following questions:
Who was in the story?
What happened at the beginning of the story?
How did the story end?
Make sure to encourage them to go back and read the book on their own if they can.
To extend their learning you can ask your child to draw a picture about what the characters in the book might do next.
Recommended Books to Read:
Germs are Not for Sharing by Elizabeth Verdick
Wash Your Hands! by Tony Ross
A Germ’s Journey by Dr. Katie Laird
Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak
Miss Bindergarten Stays Home from Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen
Sherm the Germ by Dr. John Hutton
An Elbow, Please! from the TLE Manners Matter Readers
Tissue, Please! by Lisa Kopelke
A Bad Case of the Stripes by David Shannon
Open up a L.E.A.P. workbook from this year. Sit with your child and review the various concepts that were introduced on the pages. It is helpful to have some sort of manipulative, such as counting bears, crayons, etc., to assist your child when you reach a counting activity.
As you flip through the various activities you will get a sense of which activities your child may need more support with. On a sheet of paper draw out a similar activity to one you saw in your child’s L.E.A.P. workbook where they needed more help. It sometimes helps if you use things that they are interested in, for example stickers, to create these activities. Sit with your child as they complete the activity and become more independent with the skill.
New! Every day at 3pm check out the Cincinnati Zoo as they go live with a new animal each day
New! Check out Mo Willems every day at 1pm to learn how to draw a new doodle. This highly praised children’s book author and illustrator hosts free guided drawing sessions for children on the Kennedy Center’s You Tube Channel!
The curriculum Team offers a wide variety of developmentally appropriate online activities via the L.E.A.P. Interactive boards. These websites directly relate to the curriculum and serve as great resources for distance learning and virtual field trips.