Summer Learning for Preschoolers!
Let's keep their minds active!!
Have fun with summer learning
Summer is just around the corner. With that can come summer learning loss. Families often ask for activities to do with their children during the summer months to ensure learning continues.
This newsletter is for YOU, families of students to keep the learning going. Click on titles and links for LOTS of ideas!
Seventeen Summer Learning Activities
PreK-Pages shares 17 summer learning activities including sponge bombs, sensory bins, backyard summer camp and SO MUCH MORE!
What are the summer playtime essentials?
- Sidewalk Chalk
- Hoola Hoops
- Pool Noodles
- Sticks & Rocks
When your child's HANDS are busy, so are their minds!
Sesame Street in Communities
Choose your child's age, the type of activity and topic you want your child to participate in. Then, enjoy Sesame Street in Communities!
Growing an herb garden, making a bird feeder, exploring the outdoors- all of these and more are found at PBS Kids for Parents!
Virtual Summer Camp Adventures!
Capstone is offering virtual summer camps to families. When you CLICK HERE, you have access to over 120 free eBooks AND choice boards of activities that include reading, making things, coding, moving, "STEAMing," and connecting to your communities. Have fun exploring!
(If you have difficulty with the link above, here is another way to access the information.)
The main thing-
Give your child daily opportunities to be read to, play (real hands-on play), wonder, be curious, create, explore, solve problems, and/or learn new skills. The first 5 years of a person's life create the foundations for learning that last a lifetime!
Something for YOU!
Sometimes YOU need words of wisdom when it comes to being a parent. We know; we've been there and some of us still are there. Iowa State Extension & Outreach offers Science of Parenting online classes. Click on ISU SOP to learn more about what is being offered this summer. They have blogs and podcasts available as well. Click HERE to view more.
You're not alone.
Northwest AEA Early Childhood Consultants
We support your child's preschool teachers as they strive to create learning environments for children that enable them to thrive and grow to their fullest potential.
Feel free to connect with us!
Joyce Vermeer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda Jenkins: email@example.com
Shelley Conover: firstname.lastname@example.org