The staff at Paddington would like to share some of the activities and ideas we have gathered from various educators around the county. So many teachers are coming together to share ideas of how families can continue to cultivate learning at home! Here are a few of our favorites (click on the gray title to access the resource link):
Scholastic Learn At Home- website with 20 online books and activities to try at home (User name: Learning20 Password: Clifford)
Mystery Science- a website with short mini-lessons
Brain Pop Jr- a website that has educational videos and content (User name: Padbear Password: Bear1301)
Learn at Home Parent Handout (English and Spanish) by Mrs. Rainbow Bright
Activities to Try at Home by Twinkl
Preschool Simple Activity Ideas by Kelly McFarland
Nature Scavenger Hunt by Trish Sutton
Mega Scavenger Hunt by Kate Fairlie
Nature Journal by Firefly Nature School (if your child is in the pre-writing stage, they can generate the thoughts and ideas and you can write the words for them)
There are so many amazing resources being shared right now!
Additional ideas: TeachersPayTeachers.com (there are lots of freebies), the local library's website, Instagram accounts of educators, Pinterest, ABC Mouse, Facebook groups, child yoga videos, and so many more!
We encourage you in the weeks to come to create a routine and/or schedule for both you and your children. Children thrive on routine—think about incorporating outside time, nature walks, doing something for someone else, quiet times, chore time, art time, and even cooking time.
Please stay tuned for upcoming blog posts featuring videos of the Paddington Staff reading some of their favorite books! Although we will miss the students and families dearly, we look forward to staying connected with each one of you.