Week at a Glance - Animals

For Infant, Toddler, Preschool/Pre-K, School-Age Families

Young boy reading a book called Tin Tin

Getting Ready

We know that children thrive with routine, especially when there are big changes around them. World at Home lesson plans have been designed to bring the comforting rhythms of our Bright Horizons® child care centers right into your home, with guided learning opportunities that follow a similar schedule to that of our classrooms. We know there is a lot here to digest. Our intent is for you to use what works for you. Think about all the things you need to accomplish while you are at home, and add in as much activity as you feel supports your child’s needs and your own. Change the schedule to meet your needs, choose activities you think your child will love and skip the others, or follow this plan as it is. Our goal is to support your child’s learning, even while you are safely at home.

Animals Week

As children learn about animals, they develop a conservation mindset and discover the beauty and wonder of the earth. This week’s activities build several important skills, such as self-regulation, early literacy, mathematical thinking, and creativity. We will make puppy treats for a local animal shelter, read Bill Martin Jr.’s classic story “Brown Bear, Brown Bear,” make an alphabet book, and much more. Join the fun as we explore animals.

Weekly Materials List:

(In addition to items from the General Materials List posted here.)

  • Animal figurines
  • Natural materials, such as sand, smooth sticks, stones, water, moss, plants, etc.
  • Blocks, cardboard tubes and boxes, or mirrors
  • Tissue box or similar
  • Stuffed animals
  • Whole wheat or regular flour
  • Eggs
  • Can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • Peanut butter

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