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Virtual Learning

 

Family Toolkit: Virtual Learning

For parents with children in preschool, school closures bring about a unique set of challenges. Without new places to visit or new friends to interact with, young children can grow restless and irritable, and so can their parents! Many parents are also trying to work from home, so they need plans for keeping their toddlers and preschoolers occupied while they answer emails and phone calls. Young children are not expected to be practicing time tables, reading independently, or writing in journals, but they still need activities to keep their little minds and bodies growing.  

The following videos give parents the ability to decide if and when their child will do the activities, without the pressure of attending class at a certain time.  We miss seeing the smiling faces of our children and families!  If you can, we encourage you to participate in your child's virtual class time.

 

Intentional Teaching Experiences

The Intentional Teaching Experiences describe playful and engaging experiences that can be implemented throughout the day, typically during small-group time, and include directions to help teachers individualize each experience to meet the needs of every learner. Designed specifically for use in the preschool classroom, these experiences support learning in the key areas of math and literacy, and encourage children's physical and social–emotional development.
 



 

Mighty Minutes

Mighty Minutes are collections of playful songs, chants, rhymes, games, and activities to help you fill those “in-between” moments with warm interactions and meaningful learning.
 



 

Songs - Music & Movement

Songs, chants, and rhymes are fun ways to teach children new skills. Music ignites all areas of child development and skills for school readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and the mind work together. Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words.
 



 

Storytime

Stories play a very important role in the growth and development of children. The books they read and the characters they get to know can become like friends. Reading also helps children with their confidence levels, coping with feelings and language and learning. When adults ask children questions, explain new vocabulary, and relate the story to a child's life, they are engaged in dialogic reading. This helps young children develop important pre-literacy skills, like story understanding and critical thinking.
 



 

Virtual Field Trips

Sometimes the best place for students to learn is outside of the classroom and in the real world. Unfortunately, the need for social distancing during the pandemic has limited our ability to take our children on field trips. Here are some virtual field trips here on Guam that we can take our children on while we stay safe at home.  Thank you to our community partners for their support in extending the learning opportunities for our children.