Hello friends! In response to all the current school closures and children who are now at home I have decided to start a daily Facebook Live video sharing some educational fun with your little ones.
My first Facebook Live will take place Monday March 16th at 9:00 am EST. I hope you and your little ones will join me!
In that video I will share with you this very link so you can come here to find out a little more information or double check some instructions, or find a link for more information.
In the video I share with you a poem. Perhaps your little one would like to try to memorize this poem? Memorizing poems is a wonderful activity for children. Reciting poems helps us to practice our diction and helps us to learn all about literacy and how words flow and fit together. Have fun practicing this one together, stomp around to the beat, clap your hands, and enjoy!
The poem I shared is called, “There Was a Little Poet” and can be found in the book, “Be Glad Your Nose is On Your Face” by Jack Prelutsky
Here is the first verse of that poem:
There was a little poet
with a little silver pen,
who liked to write a little,
every little now and then.
He took a little journey
to a little mountain stream,
and there he took a little nap
and dreamed a little dream.
Next, I share with you my interesting fact of the day – spiders are not insects! Did you know? This is because spiders have eight legs (not 6) and only two body parts (not 3). Interestingly, spiders are related to scorpions and ticks! If you want to watch a neat Youtube video about this, you can find a great one right here: Why Spiders are not Insects
Our fabulous math problems of the day:
Little Kids: If insects have 6 legs and spiders have 8 legs, how many more legs do spiders have than insects? (Give your little ones lots of time with this. Perhaps you could use little buttons as counters. Let them really problem solve it to see if they can come up with the answer all on their own!)
Bigger Kids: If 5 spiders were hanging out in a web, how many legs would be hanging about? (Now this one can be solved by multiplying nice and quickly, but if children don’t know this strategy yet they can still solve it! Perhaps they will count 8 five times, or 5 eight times. Encourage them to use beads, buttons, or blocks as counters, or to draw it out on a piece of paper)
Finally, I share a fun bracelet making activity! If you are looking for even more bracelet making fun, be sure to check out this post: 10 fun bracelets to make with kids
I hope you like my Facebook live! I am excited to make it for you tomorrow, Monday March 16th.
If you do, be sure to tune in each day this week for a video full of fun and learning to start your day.
Thank you so much for reading friends,
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