Spanish Translation: Prepararse para el jardín de infantes
Chinese translation: 為幼稚園做好準備
Arabic translation: Arabic Translation
Create rules for the house with your child and share with family. Try to follow rules and talk about times when rules weren’t followed.
Have a conversation with your child, ask questions about what your child is saying, take turns talking, and introduce new words related.
Go on a walk and practice social distancing at times (so child can experience). Also practice gross motor skills (hop, jog, and skip).
Allow child to assist with meal prep. Identify print in the environment and discuss food portions (ex. 1 cup of milk, 2 teaspoons of butter), also help with clean-up.
Cognitive/Language: Color scavenger hunt! Learn colors by showing your child something of a specific color and name the color – 'this is a red glove'...then go to find something of that color together 'look we found a red car' and place both items down next to each other stating 'they are both red!'. For children who are learning and know some colors, ask your child to find and bring something color 'blue' and start with basic colors. For added difficulty, ask them to find more objects — '5 red items' or something dark blue AND something light blue.
Movement: Choose a cosmic yoga video! They are so much fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKmRB2Z3g2s // For babies, try these easy baby yoga poses as well (for ages 12 weeks and up): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgkZhGNSn8Q
Language & Literacy: Look at a book, pictures, or magazine that has vehicles. Make the sounds as you point to each picture. Pause for your child to notice your face/sounds and possibly imitate. Older children might “read” it to you instead, telling you the sounds instead. For added fun, try movements/actions (for example, rolling your arms like wheels, pulling the chain for the train horn, sprawling arms like an airplane).
Watch CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for children and families (4.25.20): https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/25/app-news-section/cnn-sesame-street-coronavirus-town-hall-april-25-2020-app/index.html
Community Topics: https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/
Dr. Gupta shows Elmo how to make a mask: https://www.msn.com/en-us/Health/video/dr-gupta-shows-elmo-how-to-make-a-mask/vp-BB13bUxd?ocid=a2hs
How to make your own mask at home: https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2020/04/10/dr-sanjay-gupta-diy-make-mask-demo-town-hall-vpx.cnn
Prevent Child Abuse Illinois started focusing on the current situation and created tips (for those of us homeschooling and working and trying to juggle it all) - it's great to browse through.
English – https://healthyathome.readyrosie.com/en/
Spanish - https://healthyathome.readyrosie.com/es/
|Active Listening - English||Anytime Books - English|
|Active Listening - Spanish||Anytime Books - Spanish|
|Familiar Faces - English||Individual Patterns - English|
|Familiar Faces - Spanish||Individual Patterns - Spanish|
|LEGO Activity - RCADD||Place Setting Activity - RCADD|
|Rhyming Riddles - English||Taking Care of Myself - English|
|Rhyming Riddles - Spanish||Taking Care of Myself - Spanish|
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Easterseals is funded by two separate grants for Head Start/Early Head Start Services. We are a grantee of the Office of Head Start for services provided in suburban Cook County and a delegate of the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services for services provided in Chicago.