I hope this message finds you well and safe social distancing. We have been quarantining for many weeks now. Some days are easy- I feel like we have a handle on working remotely and distance learning. But on other days, nothing seems to go smoothly.
This week in New Jersey the governor announced that our schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year for in-person learning. Although I believe that is the safest decision to protect students and school staff, I also recognize the sadness that this decision brings to NJ families and families across the country. In addition to the loss of proms and graduation ceremonies, there is also the sadness in knowing that our children will not return to see their teachers and their friends for the rest of the year.
As the weather warms up and we continue to find new ways to keep our children learning and engaged, I wanted to share some games outdoor games for toddlers and preschoolers. Learning doesn't have to occur behind a screen or only indoors. Move your classrooms outdoors. Although these tips focus on toddlers and preschoolers, there are many things you can do outdoors with your older children as well like taking nature walks, reading a book or listening to audiobooks outdoors.
Use these tips to take advantage of the beautiful weather heading our way. Stay safe!