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September Tips and Activities
Kids are back to school, but mornings can be tough. Learning how to find balance in the day can help make kids find comfort when big changes occur.
Daily Routines can help in a variety of ways:
Gets them on a schedule
Routines help children’s bodies get on a schedule that improves mealtimes , homework and bedtimes.
Knowing what to expect helps children have an easier time prepare for and accept what comes next throughout the day.
Allows for regular family time
Routines let children look forward to special time with the people they care about most. One way to spend quality family time together is to spend 20 minutes a day reading.
Gives your child independence
Children build confidence and decision making skills when they know what they are supposed to do.
Establishes Healthy Habits
Routines can make habits that children can continue to follow as they grow up and gain independence.
Activity- Make a Calendar
Make a calendar with your child! Calendars can make it easier to set goals and complete tasks, such as finishing homework or a chore. When you do it together it’s even more fun and helping create the calendar can make completing the tasks more fun.
NEW BOOK NOOKS!!!
Book Nooks offer families an opportunity to read while they wait. Each location also contains literacy kits to take home and information on local resources for families.
Book Nooks are in the following locations:
Additional Resources for Kids Learning
Storyline Online is a children’s literacy website created by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, which provides free storytelling videos for parents and teachers to foster a love of reading in children. Your children will love watching these high-quality picture books read-aloud by famous celebrities.”
FUNBRAIN offers hundreds of free games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy for students in Pre-K through 8th grade.
ABCya! is a free educational games website that’s organized by grade level and subject area. With a bit of help from adults, it’s easy for kids to access tons of games. Choose a grade level from Pre-K to fifth grade, and then choose a subject: Letters, Numbers, Holiday, Strategy, or Skills.
HoodaMath is a free online math games website. Founded by a middle school math teacher, Hooda Math offers more than 500 free math games for K-12 students.
Starfall is an educational game website that enhances language arts and math skills for PreK-3rd Grade students. Most games and resources are available completely free!
StoryWeaver is a digital gateway to thousands of richly illustrated children’s stories. Children have the option of reading books themselves or having the books read aloud to them.
GoNoodle engages millions of kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. This free resource is a great tool for “brain breaks” during learning.
TumbleBooks is an online library of children’s books. Currently TumbleBooks is offering a free trial.
Epic! is an online library of children’s books. Currently Epic! has free remote access for students out of school due to Coronavirus social distancing.
Seussville is an exploration of everything Dr. Seuss, with eBooks, games and more. Each adventure revolves around the world of Dr. Seuss.
Open Library is an open source lending library who wants every book to be available online. Open Library has books for all ages.
Reading Rockets has tips for parents in multiple languages, organized by age Reading Rockets helps parents keep kids on track for success.