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Experiences and activities are designed to shine the light of playful learning in an otherwise stressful world. 

Make yourself @Home for open-ended explorations of materials through Museum Exhibits & Studios, Outdoor Learning (when air quality permits), and Digital Experiences

TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. Email Issues
II. @Home Experiences
III. Reading Collections

Play, Learn & Grow Together: Parenting resources help to empower families and amplify children’s insightful voices. Embrace the challenges of distance learning and "new normal"—head-on and hands-on—in the following areas: 

  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • Language & Storytelling
  • Nature & Environment
  • Health & Wellness
  • Inventiveness & Problem-Solving

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MISS AN @HOME ISSUE?
Catch-up, revisit, share with a friend!


Issue #1: Colors of the Rainbow Hunt
Issue #2: Earth Day Nature Journals
Issue #3: Exhale FUN with Free-Floating Orb Machines
 



Issue #4: The Art of Shaving Cream
Issue #5: Celebrating with PRIDE
Issue #6: How to Build a Nest

Issue #7: Explorations of Freedom
Issue #8: National Recreation Month
Issue #9: Mandela Day + World Listening Day




Issue #10: Make Waves with Water Play!
Issue #11: The ABCs of Loose Parts 
Issue #12: Hope & Resilience @Home 
 


@HOME EXPERIENCES: 
Combine basic art supplies with repurposed everyday materials found in your home, yard, or imagination! Suggested activities for children and their adults are guided by our Reggio Emilia-inspired learning approach called Playful Inquiry

Colors of the Rainbow: Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
Downloadable Nature Journal: Artist Hannah Viano
Make a Floating Orb Machine: The Physics of Fun!



The Art of Shaving (Cream): Shaving Cream Painting
Make a Peaceful Protest Poster: Share Your Voice
Venture on a Sound Walk: Let Your Ears be Your Guide



Spray Bottles & Arctic Sensory Bins: Make a Splash
An Alphabet of Loose Parts: Gather, Tinker & Tell Stories
Artful Affirmations: Hope & Resilience for Home 


READING COLLECTIONS:
While nesting @Home, explore these recommended reads for early learners:



PRIDE Month: A Reading Rainbow
Books on Nesting: Stories to Cozy Up With
Explorations of Freedom: Tales of Independence 




Ride the Reading Rapids: Books on Water
Stories on Stories: Nurture the Narrative
Resilience Reads: Stories for Stressful Times