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Talk About Animals

Have the child talk about animals they know. Pick one, and have the child write down everything they know about that animal, including what it looks like, where it lives, and what it eats.  (continue reading)
Wed, Sep 16, '20

Listen to Music

Talk with the child about how music has the power to change the way we feel. Play a variety of musical selections and talk about how the music makes you both feel.  (continue reading)
Tue, Sep 15, '20

Invent an Alternate Ending

Choose a classic fairy tale. Brainstorm ideas for a new solution and ending to the story. Ask the child to create the alternative ending through writing.  (continue reading)
Mon, Sep 14, '20

Think About Types of Animals

Instruct the child to write lists of animals. Discuss the lists together, focusing on the features of the animals. Look for patterns within each category such as color, size, and traits like legs, tails, wings, etc.  (continue reading)
Fri, Sep 11, '20

Share Feelings

Play the game Sunshine and Clouds with the child. At the end of the day, share your "sunshine" moments, or positive experiences, and your "cloud" moments, or negative experiences.  (continue reading)
Thu, Sep 10, '20

Create an Animal Tale

Share with the child the classic nursery rhymes of the three little kittens, the three little pigs, and the three billy goats gruff. Have the child create their own illustrated animal tale using the number three.  (continue reading)
Wed, Sep 9, '20

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