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    Surviving Homeschool PreSchool!

    3/21/20

    StoryTime Online (a different and independent way to read stories)

    https://www.storylineonline.net/

    3/20/20

    Dear Families:

    As you are probably aware, we have confirmed cases of Coronavirus in our neighboring towns. 

    We understand there is much concern over this and we are committed to providing the most up-to-date information as it comes to us.

    We would like to stress to our school community is that commen illnesses are often circulating in our community. Because protection from all respiratory viruses is similar, this is a good time to review strategies we can all use to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, such as the flu:

    • Wash your hands often, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick and keep sick children home as well.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze, and immediately discard any tissues.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.

     

    We will keep you updated with any developments that could impact our families or schools.

    Please visit the school webpage often for updates and feel free to email concerns.

    I will be posting activities and home school activities to help fill your days.

    Thank you and stay Healthy

    Sincerely, 

    Sharon Turk

     
     
     

     

    To support regulation you and your  child can practice these songs.

    Self-regulation is a set of underlying abilities that allow children to be successful in social interactions and learning. It’s tied to brain development that occurs in the early childhood years and can be influenced by a child’s early environment. The good news: Parents and teachers can support the development of children’s self-regulation, which will have a long-term positive impact in children’s lives.

     

    Freeze Dance 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNHA0kdlKA4

     

    Childrens Movement Dance

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j24_xH5uvdA&list=RDMMj24_xH5uvdA&start_radio=1

     

    Yoga On the Farm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKmRB2Z3g2s

     

    Yoga Space

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d85dw-AcAaU

     

    Calming Songs

    Snowflakes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbbKjDjMDok

     

    Relaxing Music (during playtime)

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bOkaZuVk6wobtAbexL840xc7U4x0AhsxHo2hsdVFzjE/edit

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd4j9osCNT4&t=4574s

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7ChMy3qROI&t=58s

     


    Finger Play song: 

    Practice finger play songs (pick 3 each day)


     

    *One Little two little three little fingers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF4G4FlSYUk

     

    *5 Little Monkeys Swinging from a tree”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkEa5BUyeVc

     

    *10 Horses Came to Town

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q18OEavXCMw

     

    * Icicles and Snowflakes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQk9-O5d6ns

     

    *“I’m a Little TeaPot" 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdu5lLpMH_w

     

    *5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j6AZhZFb7A

     

    *Open Shut Them 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNUZBHlRH4Y

     

    *5 Green & Speckled Frogs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziGG_L9C12o



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    To Develop language skills, practice conversation with your child at least three exchanges daily.

     For example:

    What makes you happy (afraid, sad, excited etc.)? Your child should answer the questions then ask you the same questions.

    What is your favorite movie?

    If you could be an animal which one would you be?

    Who is your best friend?

     What is your favorite book?

    What games do you like to play?


    Pretend Play

    Provide opportunities for your child to make believe. Some examples are: pretend to:

     cook, 

    Make a cake, cookies, pizza etc. 

    Drive a car (two chairs can be the front seat of a car…)

    Provide a washcloth and towel and pretend to give the baby a bath



    Before playing encourage your child to talk about what he/she will play and draw a picture of themself engaging in their pretend play. (your child knows how to do this). Play plan sheets are attached.

     

    Sensory Play

    A sensory activity is anything that involves the 5 senses (taste, touch, smell, hearing, sight) and also the vestibular or proprioception systems (see what are the 8 senses for more info). Sensory activities for children can be messy, engaging, fun, and easy to put together.

    https://lemonlimeadventures.com/12-sensory-play-ideas-to-encourage-hands-on-learning/

     

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/168955423509339695/feedback/?invite_code=40c524a1ae054529b08eea988aabeb08&sender_id=861454372381466907

    *Washing dolls in the bath

     

    * mixing flour with water to form dough

     

    *playing with rice and or beans (dry)

     

    * playing/eating jello/ yogurt/ other slimy food

     

    * encourage a variety of foods with various textures

     

    Counting Activities for PreSchool

    https://teaching2and3yearolds.com/25-hands-on-number-games-for-toddlers-and-preschoolers/

     
     
     

     

     

    EXTENSIONS AT HOME:
    Draw a picture of your favorite food
    Help someone write a grocery list
    Practice your telephone number and address with someone at your house

     
     
                       “Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.” 
    ― Douglas Pagels
                                                                                                   
     
      Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
      sturk@neptunecityschool.org
       


     


     
     
     
     
     
Last Modified on March 20, 2020