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More and Less

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Learning and understanding opposites helps children identify characteristics that are similar and different, which will help further develop vocabulary, math, and writing skills as they get older. This week, incorporate sign language to reinforce the words of the week. Get started with theses signs at https://www.babysignlanguage.com/dictionary/first-signs/?v=7516fd43adaa EN ESPAÑOLDefinitionsLiteracyArtScienceDefinitionsDefinitions More – a greater…
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Open and Closed

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Learning and understanding opposites helps children identify characteristics that are similar and different, which will help further develop vocabulary, math, and writing skills as they get older. This week, continue putting opposites in motion. Help your child identify things around the home that you open and close. How many could…
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Big and Small

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Learning and understanding opposites is an important early literacy skill. This basic concept helps children identify characteristics that are similar and different, which will help further develop vocabulary, math, and writing skills as they get older. This week, focus on opposite pairings: big/small, high/low, wet/dry, happy/sad. Point out examples of…
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Pair and Half

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By teaching your child the words for this week, you are actually introducing him/her to early math terms.   Math can be as simple as observing and engaging in everyday activities. This week, point out items that are part of a pair such as shoes, socks, earrings or dice. What pairs…
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Crackers and In Between

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Children learn through interactions with people, places, and things. This year, find ways to make daily experiences learning opportunities. Talk with your child, ask question, and get dirty together about the world around you. This week, allow your child to help out in the kitchen with small, supervised tasks. EN…
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Fragrant and Succulent

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Read a rhyming book or enjoy a nursery rhyme with your child like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” The repetition and rhythm or cadence of rhymes, teach children how language works and help build memory capabilities. Also, they’ve been around for a long time and they’re a great way to preserve…
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Around

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Before you begin to read, share with your child the name of the book’s author and illustrator. Explain that the author works on the words and the illustrator on the drawings and together they create the story. Practice writing and illustrating a story together! Your child can dictate the story…
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Emotion and Melody

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Music is an important tool in early childhood development and there are numerous activities that parents can do at home. Set aside some time each day that you and your child can experiment with music. For example, sing a song/rhyme together, listen to music your child enjoys, have a dance…
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Caring and Flower

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When children develop positive, nurturing relationships with the adults in their life, they are more likely to develop positive relationships with their peers. Model the behavior that you want to see in your child such as using polite language. Examples: saying please, thank you, no thank you, can I use…
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Soggy and Absorb

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Nature is an important part of mental, emotional, and physical development. It promotes calmness, releases the imagination, and invites children to explore the world around them. Water is an important natural resource that we use every day. Talk to your child about where the water you use in your home…
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