While you are home during these next few weeks, and balancing both work and children, here are a few tips and ideas that will help everyone set up a positive and fun routine J
First, set up a schedule that is familiar to their everyday school day. After breakfast and clean up, to start their day with the following workouts:
- ABC Yoga (Yoga in the form of the alphabet in a YouTube video)
- Shape Song (learning and singing the shapes)
- Dance and Freeze (Great listening song)
- Bear Hunt (Great way to understand up, down, over, through)
- Jack Hartman letters, rhyming, letter sounds (fun moving, stretching, whole body learning)
- Yoga poses such as tree, downward dog, elephant, monkey, or make up their own poses for fun.
- Get plenty of outdoor free exploring and discovering time – let them take you for a walk.
- Having the children create an activity bin or box by collecting favorite toys or books around the home such as 50 Legos, paper and crayons, stencils, stamps, and/or stickers. When adults need to work, it’s time for them to get their activity box out and do their own independent work. Using a timer is helpful to allowing children to understand when they can join you again.
- Get a clipboard and paper and pencil. Go on a scavenger hunt to find shapes, numbers, letters, and/or words inside or outside.
- Do the same outside as a nature hunt.
- Make a story book by stapling pieces of paper together – have children draw their story and when you come back together you can scribe their words.
- Using a chalkboard, water and paintbrush, have fun creating a picture you can wash away.
- Listening to online stories and then have children draw their favorite part of the story.
We will continue to reach out to the families and keep that home/school connection going.
Lisa C., Lead Teacher, Cooperative Nature School