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Social-Emotional

Acts of Kindness Scavenger Hunt

Children will develop positive relationships with others by participating in acts of kindness.

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Language Works

Adjective Fruits and Vegetables

A guided conversation with your toddler during snack while eating fruits and vegetables, expanding on vocabulary.

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Let's Read Together

All Are Welcome

Celebrate diversity with Bright Horizons’ own Michelle Burgess, as she reads a book about a school that welcomes all children.

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Language Works

Alphabet Bingo

A fun way for preschoolers to learn their letters playing alphabet bingo.

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Language Works

Alphabet Maze

Children explore the letters of the alphabet while learning about construction.

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Language Works

Animal Sounds

An interactive activity with your toddler, look through an animal book or puzzle and say what each animal is and make the animal sound.

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Language Works

Animal Sounds

Explore the sounds and movement of different animals with your toddler.

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Social-Emotional

Animal Transformations

Young children use their imagination as they take on the roles of various animals.

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Family Cooking

Apple Bird Feeders

Make a quick snack for birds and watch them come to eat in this easy to follow recipe!

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Family Cooking

Apple Donuts

Children learn safe cooking skills as they make healthy donuts out of apples and cream cheese in this easy to follow recipe.

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STEM

Apple Sensory Game

An easy apple game to nurture children's observation and sense of smell and taste.

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Movement

Around the World Circuit

Promote development and learning by encouraging children to use large muscles to move and balance their own body.

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Movement

Balance Beam

Learn balance in this easy to setup movement activity

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Social-Emotional

Balancing Act

Help your toddler practice balance and focus in this outdoor or indoor learning actitvity.

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Virtual Field Trip

Bald Eagles

Let’s observe Bald Eagle nests! Take a virtual fieldtrip using the American Eagle Foundation's online Eagle Cams to learn about this amazing bird.

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Yoga + Mindfulness

Bear Breath

Join us in learning this fun and easy mindful breathing exercise.

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Family Cooking

Berry Muffins

Ingredients and directions to bake blueberry muffins with the whole family.

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Movement

Blanket Play

Use a blanket as a parachute, a fort, or a magic carpet in this simple movement activity promoting imagination.

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Math Counts

Block Building Shadows

Children acquire an understanding of cause and effect in relation to shadows and light.

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Language Works

Blow Bubbles

Children blow bubbles and listen for the "B" sound.

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STEM

Bowling Alley

Make a bowling alley with just a ball and plastic bottles.

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Movement

Box Building

Children turn large boxes into imaginative structures.

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Sensory Skills

Box Play

Make a sensory box from easy to find household items.

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Let's Read Together

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.

Join Janette Seddion, a Bright Horizons education coordinator, as she reads and signs this beloved children's book.

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Social-Emotional

Chalk Obstacle Course

Toddlers & preschoolers explore movement and self-regulation skills through this interactive chalk obstacle course activity.

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Social-Emotional

Cloud Watch

Explore clouds in this open-ended activity that promotes relationship building, creativity, and imagination.

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Science Rocks

Color Mixing

Clean color mixing in a ziplock bag, and teaches problem solving as children test different ways to make colors.

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Sensory Skills

Craft Stick Building

Children use craft sticks to explore letters, shapes, and buildings.

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Art Smart

Crayon Resist Watercolor

Draw a picture on white paper using a white crayon and paint watercolors on top of the drawing to reveal the image.

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Movement

Family Dancing

Dance with the family and learn new funky moves.

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Sensory Skills

Fine Motor Tactile Box

Making a fine motor tactile box for infant and toddlers using household recycled items.

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Science Rocks

Fly Me to the Moon

Science meets art in this activity that teaches science concepts about space through a variety of hands-on activities.

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Family Cooking

Fruit Smoothies

In this recipe children will count and measure fruit ingredients, observe them blend from solid to liquid and learn about healthy foods.

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Language Works

Grandma’s Glasses

Play pretend in this easy activity promoting memory and observation.

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Let's Read Together

Gus’s Garage by Leo Timmers
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Music

Happy Earth Day to You

Free activity to celebrate Earth Day at home with your kids. Make a "birthday cake" from clay or mud and sign a special song together.

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Hello, Hello Everybody

Let’s sing! Get “hello mello” with Bright Horizons teacher Brandon, his guitar, and a sing-along about how nice it is to see friends.

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Sensory Skills

Helping at Home

Kids gain confidence and skills as they help at home.

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Math Counts

Hole in a Box

Use balance and hand eye coordination to maneuver a ball into the hole in a box.

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Art Smart

Homemade Bubbles

Learn how to make your own homemade bubble solution!

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Art Smart

Homemade Finger Paint

Learn how to make your own homemade finger paint!

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Art Smart

Homemade Oobleck

Learn how to make your own homemade Dr. Seuss Oobleck slime.

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Art Smart

Homemade Play Dough

Learn how to make homemade Play Dough

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Math Counts

I Spy Numbers

Toddlers and preschoolers learn number identification through this interactive math game.

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Movement

I'm a Little Teapot

Music and movement game encouraging development of phonemic awareness, rhyming, and movement.

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Ice Painting

Toddlers paint with frozen colored water.

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Movement

If You're Happy and You Know It

At-home music activity for kids from Bright Horizons educators. Watch the video, sing and dance to with us to "If You're Happy and You Know It."

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Language Works

Itsy Bitsy Pause

Toddlers sing along at music time with this no-prep activity. This update to "Itsy Bitsy Spider" helps toddlers with memory and speech.

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Sensory Skills

Leaf Prints

Children explore plants and make leaf prints.

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STEM

Learning About Volume With Boxes

Children explore volume by experimenting with boxes.

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Language Works

Learning Prepositions

Children use a house to learn about prepositions.

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Language Works

Left to Right Patterning

Kids learn about patterning with transportation toys.

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Music

Let's All Sing

Build connections with your infant or toddler through singing favorite songs.

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Let's Read Together

Library Lion

Book recommendation by Bright Horizons educators. Watch or read "Library Lion" with your child. Pretend to be librarian with your own library at home.

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Language Works

Light Box Position Words

Toddlers have fun and practice listening and responding to words in this parent-led learning activity.

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Art Smart

Make Kinetic Sand

Open-ended art & sensory activity video teaches children how to make their own kinetic sand/moon sand.

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Toward a Better World

Making Birdseed Cookies

Toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children make birdseed cookies.

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STEM

Making Rafts

Design rafts and experiment with buoyancy.

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Language Works

Mealtime Vocabulary

Learn simple mealtime vocabulary in American Sign Language (ASL).

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Science Rocks

Mentos Geyser

Science experiment for preschool and school age children which displays a physical reaction when mixing mentos and soda.

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STEM

Mud Pie Fun

Children explore texture, shape, and size through mud play and natural materials.

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Social-Emotional

Musical Garden

Children will explore sound with a variety of materials while outdoors.

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Language Works

My New Friend is So Fun! By Mo Willems

A children's book read by Amy Berens

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Art Smart

Nature Art

Toddlers explore nature through their senses in this open-ended art activity.

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Let's Play

Nature Rubbings

Rub crayons over paper and nature items to see what happens.

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Language Works

Nature Walk Bracelets

Children learn vocabulary of plants, flowers, birds, and animals with a fun art project.

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Science Rocks

Nature Walk Rock Hunt

Go on a rock hunt introducing vocabulary like smooth, slippery, heavy, rough, cool, and warm.

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Language Works

Neighborhood Picture Book

Make a picture book of familiar local images to teach children about their neighborhood

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STEM

Ooze

This stuff can’t make up its mind ... is it a liquid or a solid?

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Movement

Open Shut Them Song

Children follow simple commands, singing and moving to the song Open Shut Them.

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Sensory Skills

Paint Chip Exploration

Paint chips teach children about colors, shades, sorting, and classifying in this sensory-skills building activity.

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Language Works

Parking Garage

Make a creative parking garage with a box and a tube.

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Social-Emotional

Parts of the Whole

Children will use cutouts to change their perspectives.

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Movement

Plant a Little Seed Music

Kids learn vocabulary of plants, flowers, birds, and animals with a fun art project.

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Art Smart

Play Dough Cars

Toddlers and preschoolers explore transportation, textures, and play dough.

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Language Works

Poems About Home

Children gain early literacy skills with poems and finger plays about home.

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Let's Play

Recycled Bottle Bowling

Fun indoor bowling using recycled bottles and a ball.

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Math Counts

Recycled Egg Carton Counting

Help your toddler learn to count with this pipecleaner and egg carton activity. Kids learn number names and quanity in this parent-led activity.

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Sensory Skills

Reggio-Inspired Sensory Water Exploration

Children use sponges, cups, funnels, pipes, and other materials to explore water.

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Language Works

Rhyming Steps

Children play a fun rhyming and movement game.

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Let's Play

Roadway/Hiking Path

Toddlers will enjoy having a simple roadway to roll things, in this easy to setup activity.

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Yoga + Mindfulness

Roll and Pose Yoga

Roll the dice and count the dots, then find the corresponding yoga pose and hold. Watch the free video to learn more yoga poses at home.

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Sensory Skills

Sand and Water

This simple sand and water activity keeps toddlers engaged and happy.

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Let's Read Together

Scarlette Beane - by Karen Wallace

Book reading with Bright Horizons Senior Writer Julie Christensen of “Scarlette Beane” by Karen Wallace.

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Music

Seasons Song

Sing a song about the four seasons with Bright Horizons teacher Ms. Jenny.

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Social-Emotional

Sensory Board

Toddlers explore a variety of textures in this interactive sensory activity.

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Language Works

Shadow Box Animal Name Sounds

Help your toddler learn language through this light and shadow parent-led activity.

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Movement

Shadow Box Scarf Twirling and Jumping

Toddlers build muscle and develop their bodies in this fun activity with lights, scarves and dancing.

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Let's Play

Shadow Puppets

Make shadow puppets with your kids as a fun no-prep at-home learning activity.

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Art Smart

Shadow Sidewalk Chalk

Children use hands and fingers to creatively trace their shadow.

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Science Rocks

Shadows Grow

Activity to do with toddlers at home designed to develop a sense of identity and belonging.

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Language Works

Shape Sort

Sort and learned language skills as kids describe objects.

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Let's Play

Sidewalk Paint

Paint the sidewalk using biodegradable paint made out of cornstarch, water and natural food coloring.

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Music

Singing in Mandarin

Come sing along with Ms. Daisy, who shares two songs in Mandarin.

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Language Works

Snack time fun

Children learn vocabulary words for fruits, vegetables, and colors.

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Language Works

Sock Puppet Pretend

Build language development with this easy to setup sock puppet activity

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Yoga + Mindfulness

Space Yoga

Video for children teaching a variety of yoga poses inspired by space.

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Let's Read Together

Splish, Splash, Ducky! by Lucy Cousins

A children's book read by one of Bright Horizons education coordinators Gregg Millien.

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Let's Play

Spring Scavenger Hunt

Go on a spring scavenger hung around your house and then sort the items by category.

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Art Smart

Squish Paint

Children learn about symmetry by squishing paint together.

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STEM

Stacking

Design and engineer towers, buildings, and other fun structures!

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Art Smart

Sticks Rocks Shell Painting

Art project for toddlers from items already found in your house. Paint rocks or shells in this at-home art activity for kids.

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Math Counts

Sticky Notes Math

Scavenger hunt meets numbers and counting with this fun at-home math game!

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Language Works

Story Fort

Build a fort using chairs and blankets, then read books in it!

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Science Rocks

Suncatcher

Catch the sun and see how it shines through the different colors in your window in this fun art project!

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Language Works

Telephone

Open-ended dramatic play game for toddlers that supports language development and communication.

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Language Works

Texture and Touch Bag

An activity that builds memory, focus, vocabulary, and tactile awareness, as children find objects by touch.

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Let's Read Together

Thank You, Earth by April Pulley Sayre
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Language Works

Three Bears Language Game

Learn sequencing and vocabulary with a folk story game.

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Let's Read Together

Tidy by Emily Gravett

A children's book read by one of our Bright Horizons education and training specialists, Chandler Bruning.

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Social-Emotional

Touch and Feel Box

Children explore textures using their senses.

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Math Counts

Toy Color Sort

Challenge your toddler to match toys or items that are the same colors as the colors you choose.

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Language Works

Up and Down Prepositions Game

Toddlers and preschoolers learn about prepositions such as up, down, over, and around.

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Sensory Skills

Upside Down Art

Children use unusual artistic perspectives to paint.

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Social-Emotional

Water Relay

Children use sponges to move water while negotiating their movements.

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Language Works

Water Writing

Children use water and paintbrushes to write notes and draw pictures.

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Language Works

Wheels on the Bus

Build language with the classic children's song, Wheels on the Bus.

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Let's Read Together

When You Just Have to Roar by Rachel Robertson

Books and stories invite us into worlds we can only imagine. But they also increase our understanding of expectations in our own world.

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Language Works

Who Is This?

Infant and toddler guessing game helping promote sense of identity and belonging.

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Language Works

Who Is This?

Children play a fun game to learn names of family members and friends.

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Math Counts

Window Art

Window art for kids using different shapes of tissue paper and water.

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Movement

Yoga Eggs

Hide plastic eggs with written yoga poses in them. Hunt to find the eggs and hold the pose.

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Yoga + Mindfulness

Yogi Says - Animals

Movement video for children teaching a variety of yoga poses inspired by animals.

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Virtual Field Trip

Yosemite

In this self-guided tour of Yosemite National Park, children will explore its many natural wonders

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Music

You Are My Sunshine - ASL

Learn to sign and sing "You Are My Sunshine."

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Art Smart

You Light Up My Table

Children use creativity and imagination as they explore and interact with paint and light.

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Let's Read Together

“The Big Umbrella” by Amy June Bates

The story “The Big Umbrella” teaches about kindness and inclusion.

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