Lesson Plans

Handling the Unexpected

Today’s book suggestion is Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues by Kimberly & James Dean. 

Pete the Cat is a fictional cartoon cat. A common theme in the Pete the Cat series is that something unexpected will happen to Pete. Pete is a good reminder to take things in stride, and a great example for children as well.

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About the Animals

Today’s book suggestion is Moo, Baa, LaLaLa by Sandra Bounton. 

A great book to learn the sounds animals make and also encourage parent child interaction by practicing the noises.

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Bedtime Fears

Today’s book suggestion is “In the Dark”.  It’s very common for children to develop a fear of the dark. As parents, it is important for us to help children cope with this fear by validating those feelings and helping them navigate through those emotions.                                        


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WATCH: Why Play Simon Says

Looking for something to do with your kids to burn some extra energy? Try playing Simon Says!

Why play Simon Says? Simon Says is a great game to play with your children to help encourage their intellectual and physical development.

It helps children learn to 1) identify different body parts, 2) use their fine and gross motor skills and 3) follow directions.

The game can be modified for younger children by having “Simon” give the direction every time.

Music: www.bensound.com

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