Early Learning Center

2501 South 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62704
217/525-3163

Friday May 22

May 22, 2020 Friday Bug Counting!  Here’s a fun way to practice Math with bugs.  All you need is paper and a writing utensil.   Draw a ladybug for your child and put some spots on it’s back.  Have your child count the spots and either tell you or have them try to write the number.  Super easy! Another fun idea.  Draw some ants.  Add some legs and have your child count the legs. READ MORE

Thursday May 21

May 21, 2020   Thursday     Listen to the story “Bug Hunt” by Tom Story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nL7On2gBkw Activity -  Take a nature walk outside and talk about all the bugs/insects that you see. While you are outside you can play a fun game called Alphabet Bug Spray. -Alphabet Bug Spray All children think there is something magical about a spray bottle.  So… you can use a spray bottle to practice letters. READ MORE

Wednesday May 20

May 20, 2020     Activity: Bug Splat   Materials Needed: -paper -crayons or markers -scissors -fly swatter or your hand Before Playing: Draw simple bugs on a piece of paper and cut them out. Write a letter on each bug. Place these bugs around your home for your child to find.    How to Play:  Bug splat can be played in a variety of ways. READ MORE

Tuesday May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020 Tuesday:  “In the Tall, Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming     Listen to the story “In the Tall Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming. https://youtu.be/bEOtKF0WoUo Before you listen to the story, name and talk about the bugs in the story (see below).  While listening to the story, stop on each page and ask your child a simple question. READ MORE

Friday May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020 Friday  Spring Vocabulary and Articulation Practice Below are some spring vocabulary pictures. In each row, a speech sound is targeted-look below the row of pictures for the sound in that row.   Have your child label the pictures and listen for this sound in his/her speech. If you don’t hear the sound, model the word for your child. If you know other sounds your child is working on in Speech, listen for them also. READ MORE

Thursday May, 14, 2020

May 14, 2020 Thursday Fine motor practice with scissors.  Snip pieces of colored paper and sort to make the colors in the rainbow.  It could look something like this…     If you do not have the colored paper, use plain paper and have your child color them with crayons or markers. READ MORE

Wednesday May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020 Wednesday - Listen to .”What Makes A Rainbow” by Betty Schwartz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2aypaRsCjI&t=8s  Activity -  Growing a rainbow - Materials - paper towels, washable markers, water, 2 small cups 1. Fold over a piece of paper towel (so you have 2 pieces on top of each other). Trim the length to be 7.5 inches (any longer and the rainbow may not connect fully). TIP: The shorter your piece of paper towel, the better it will connect. READ MORE

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