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Every Child. Every Family. Every Day!

Welcome to Early Learning~ September 2020 Newsletter

Our hope is to inspire you and to provide tips to help children learn and grow. In Early Learning, we believe that children learn by playing.

During the month of September- children will be learning with their teachers "All About Me", "Apples" and the "Fall Season".

Early Learning Administrators

Family Corner- You're not alone. Here are some tips to help your child.

Our Early Learning Experts have the following tips to share with you about developing preschool children:


~"Make sure your child gets plenty of rest! According to the CDC it is recommended they get 11-14 hours of sleep (including nap times) per 24 hours."


~"Remember to encourage your child's love for learning and stimulate their imagination by making story time a routine in your household."


~Children love to be independent! Often times as parents/guardians we do everything for our children. Our intention is usually to save time or we do it out of parenting habit. Let them be involved in their own routine such as; choosing their own outfit, getting dressed, setting up for dinner, or even just picking up after themselves. It will help them feel like big helpers which will give them the confidence to take on bigger tasks in the future.

Speech and Language Corner

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood." ~Fred Rogers~

Social Emotion Learning

Imitation and Facial expressions


  • Use a mirror to have your student watch the facial expressions they make

  • Sit with your child facing you and imitate the facial expressions they make (yawning, sneezing, smiling, sticking tongues out, opening mouths wide, etc.)

  • Take advantage of diaper changes, bath time, play time to encourage your child to copy your facial expressions: a frown, a fish face, blowing a kiss, sticking out tongue, etc.


Emotions


  • Help your child identify emotions by labeling the emotions for them. For example:

    • “You’re smiling, you are happy!”

    • “You’re yawning, you are tired!”

    • “You’re mad right now.”

    • “I can see you are sad.”

  • During story time, point out the facial expressions and emotions of characters in the book or ask your child to identify the emotion.

  • You can make different facial expressions and ask your child to identify them.

  • You can ask your child to demonstrate different facial expressions.

Gross Motor Skills

Gross Motor Skills involve movements of the large muscles of the arms, legs and torso. Gross motor activities include walking, running, throwing, lifting, kicking, jumping etc. These skills also relate to body awareness, reaction speed, balance and strength. Have some fun with singing, dancing, moving, and shaking with the two videos below.
Alphagroove
Zumba Kids (easy dance) - I like to move it

Fine Motor Tips (small muscles in your hands and fingers)

Building muscles in your child's small hands and fingers is essential for developing strength and coordination. Here are two tips to try:


1. Sing "Where is Thumbkin" This song allows each finger to move independently.

"Where is Thumbkin?"


2. Pick up cereal with one finger at a time.
A. Choose any cereal.
B. Get two bowls.

C. Start with your pinky and thumb. Pick up one piece of cereal and

move from bowl to bowl. Now try your ring finger, middle, pointer.

D. Be sure to try your other hand next.

Click on the VIDEOS below to have some fun singing and learning about Apples.

Way Up High in an Apple - Apple Song for Kids - Children's Song by The Learning Station
"I Love Apples" Song
Manzanas Y Bananas | Canciones Infantiles | Super Simple Español

Little Scientists

Science Questions to Ask Your Child

  1. What is it made of?

  2. What does it make you think of?

  3. In what ways are these different?

  4. In what ways are these the same?

  5. What materials did you use?

  6. What would happen if you…

  7. What could you try instead?

  8. Tell me about your…

  9. What does it look like? (or feel, smell, taste, or smell like?)

  10. What does it remind you of?

  11. What will you do next?

  12. What can you tell me about it?

  13. Tell me what happened.

  14. What could you do instead?

  15. Which one do you have more of?

  16. Is one object shorter/longer than the other?

  17. What do you call the things you are using?

  18. What can you tell me about the things you have?

  19. How are you going to do that?

  20. Is there anything else you could do/use?

  21. How do you know?

  22. How did you do that?

  23. What else could you try?

Apple, Baking Soda & Vinegar Experiment: Fall Science Experiments For Kids