Parent/Family Engagement Blog

  • Family Meals Challenge

    Posted by Kelly Johnson on 7/6/2020

    Benefits of Family Meals

    It's Worth the Effort!

    A place to belong

    • Home is where the heart is - and also at the refrigerator! Gathering the family for mealtimes reminds each family member that they are beloved and valuable.
    • We can't wait to hear about their day - their thoughts, feelings and experiences.
    • A sense of belonging is a key element of self-esteem, and the family table does a great job of building a sense of belonging and security.  It gives every child and teen "a place at the table."

    Family

    from: Family Meals Challenge, Parenting Partners

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  • 15 Daily Home Activities for Prekindergarten Students

    Posted by Kelly Johnson on 6/30/2020

    15 Daily Home Activities for Prekindergarten Students

    Simple Daily Schedule

    Simple Daily Schedule-Spanish

     

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  • Infant, Toddler and 3-year old Early Learning Guidelines

    Posted by Kelly Johnson on 6/27/2020

    TSR and Children's Learning Institute

    Infant, Toddler and 3-year old Early Learning Guidelines

     

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  • 15 Daily Home Activities for Prekindergarten Students

    Posted by Kelly Johnson on 6/24/2020

    Activity 2

    • Writing about My Nature Walk:
      • Ask your child to draw a picture of what they found on the nature walk.
      • Help your child label the picture with letters/words.
      • Write a sentence together. (Example:  Whe had fun on the nature walk.)
      • Have your child help you write a word he/she knows or a letter for a sound they hear in the words.

    Activity 3

    • Don't let it Fall!  Balloon Fun
      • Materials:  A few blow up balloons or a light ball such as a beach ball
        • Blow up a balloon.
        • Toss the balloon back and forth to your child.
        • The goal is to not let the balloon drop and see how long you can keep it in the air.
        • Add math by helping your child count and how many times you were able to keep it up in the air.
        • Next time try to beat that number!
      • Note: Make sure to properly throw away the plastic from popped or deflated balloons for the safety of infant, toddlers, and pets.

     

    from: Region 4

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