Hybrid Learning

Hybrid Learning

Welcome to Illinois Action for Children’s Early Learning Programs hybrid and at-home learning activities page! Each week, our teachers and coaches create engaging activities for your to do at home with your child. Please check back every week for new activities and be sure to follow Illinois Action for Children on social media and check out these resources for even more ways to build and practice important skills at home with your child.

¡Bienvenido a la página híbrida y de actividades de aprendizaje en casa de Illinois Action for Children's! Cada semana, nuestros maestros y entrenadores crean actividades atractivas para que lo haga en casa con su hijo. Por favor revise cada semana para nuevas actividades y asegúrese de seguir Illinois Action for Children en las redes sociales y revise estos recursos para aún más maneras de desarrollar y practicar habilidades importantes en casa con su hijo.



NOTE: No children were present at this site during the filming of this video. Masks are required at all IAFC Early Learning sites and are worn at all times. All meals are prepared and served while wearing masks.
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Food Experiences/Experiencias nutritivas

Activity

Fruit Stop Light/Semáforo de frutas

Food Experiences

Before the pandemic, the teachers provided Food Experiences for the children in their classroom twice a month.  We will now bring these activities on-line for you and your children to enjoy. These activities promote healthy food choices and benefit children in the following areas:

  • Social-Emotional Development: Hands on cooking activities help children develop confidence, follow directions and develop problem-solving skills.
  • Physical Development: Fine motor and eye-hand coordination skills develop when chopping, mixing, squeezing, and spreading.
  • Cognitive Development: Cooking encourages children’s critical-thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and creativity. It also allows children the opportunity to apply their existing knowledge to counting, measuring, following a sequence, and following directions. It allows them to witness cause and effect, leading to deeper understanding of how they may interact with the world.
  • Language Development: Cooking offers the opportunity to develop language by linking it to all other areas, including Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts, and Literacy. This is done by encouraging children to talk about what they are doing, counting, and watching as materials change color, texture, and medium.

We hope you enjoy this activity. Don’t forget to send your teacher pictures and/or videos!

Experiencias nutritivas

Antes de la pandemia, los maestros brindaban experiencias nutritivas a los niños en su salón de clases dos veces al mes. Ahora les presentaremos estas actividades en línea para que usted y sus hijos disfruten. Estas actividades promueven la elección de alimentos saludables y benefician a los niños en las siguientes áreas:

  • Desarrollo socioemocional: la actividad ayuda a los niños a desarrollar confianza, seguir instrucciones y desarrollar habilidades para resolver problemas.
  • Desarrollo físico: Las habilidades motoras finas y de coordinación ojo-mano se desarrollan al cortar, mezclar, apretar y untar.
  • Desarrollo cognitivo: la cocina fomenta las habilidades de pensamiento crítico, las habilidades para resolver problemas y la creatividad de los niños. También les brinda a los niños la oportunidad de aplicar sus conocimientos existentes para contar, medir, seguir una secuencia y seguir instrucciones. Les permite presenciar la causa y el efecto, lo que los lleva a una comprensión más profunda de cómo pueden interactuar con el mundo.
  • Desarrollo del lenguaje: La cocina ofrece la oportunidad de desarrollar el lenguaje y conectar todas las áreas, por ejemplo las matemáticas, las ciencias, los estudios sociales, las artes y la alfabetización. Esto se hace animando a los niños a hablar sobre lo que están haciendo, contando y observando cómo los materiales cambian de color, textura y medio. 

Esperamos que disfruten de esta actividad. ¡No olvide enviar fotos y/o videos a su maestro!


Activities

Illinois Action for Children does not maintain the copy rights to the songs, stories, and activities posted here. These materials are provided for educational purposes only.

Daily Home Schedules/Horario En Casa

Each file contains the English and Spanish versions


DAILY HOME SCHEDULES

Schedules and routines are important for children because it makes them feel more confident and secure when their daily activities are predictable and familiar. A consistent daily schedule and step-by-step routines give children a predictable day. Schedules and routines in the classroom setting and at home help children:

  • Feel in control of their environment
  • Feel safe, secure, and comfortable
  • Know what is happening now and what comes next
  • Know how to do an activity or task
  • Engage in learning

These schedules are to support you and guide your day.  Please feel free to make adjustments to fit your family schedule and/or daily routines.

Keep in mind:

  • Review the schedule every morning and throughout the day with your child, it helps them know what is going to happen next.
  • Keep the routine and schedule as similar as possible each day.
  • Be flexible. You can say something like, "Plans change, things happen”, but give your child a warning ahead of time if things are going to be different. Let them know what is going to happen.
  • Refer to the schedule before and after activities throughout the day. 
  • Model the steps and allow children to practice them.
  • Provide positive, descriptive feedback when children both attempt to follow or succeed in following the routine.

HORARIO EN CASA

Los horarios y las rutinas son importantes para los niños ya que los hace sentir más confiados y seguros cuando sus actividades diarias son predecibles y están familiarizados. Un horario diario constante y rutinas paso a paso les da a los niños un día predecible. Los horarios y las rutinas en las aulas y en el hogar ayudan a los niños a:

  • Sentirse en control de su ambienté
  • Sentirse seguros, protegidos y cómodos
  • Saber lo que está sucediendo ahora y lo que vendrá después
  • Saber cómo realizar una actividad o tarea
  • Participar en el aprendizaje

Estos horarios/rutina diaria son para apoyarle y guiar su día. No dude en hacer ajustes para adaptarse a su horario y/o rutinas diarias.

Tenga en cuenta:

  • Revise el horario todas las mañanas y durante el día con su hijo, les ayudara a saber lo que sucederá a continuación.
  • Mantenga la rutina y el horario lo más similar posible todos los días.
  • Se Flexible. Puede decir algo como, "Los planes cambian, las cosas pasan", pero avise a su hijo con anticipación si las cosas van a ser diferentes. Hágale saber lo que va a suceder.
  • Repasen el horario antes y después de las actividades a lo largo del día.
  • Mostrar los pasos y permita que los niños los practiquen.
  • Brindar retroalimentación positiva y descriptiva cuando los niños intenten seguir o tengan éxito en seguir la rutina.

Learning Activities for This Week: February 22, 2021

You child’s teacher has prepared several fun and educational activities, read alouds, and sing alongs for you and your child to do together! Check back each week for new activities and also find more activities on the other sites.

Once your child has completed any activity, we encourage you to share it with their teacher. You can upload pictures and videos to show your child’s teacher the learning fun you are having together. Or, if you created your own activity that you think others will enjoy, feel free to share that with us too.

Upload Your Child's Activities



Hybrid Home Visiting Activities


  Volunteer Read Aloud Stories

Thank you to First Midwest Bank’s leadership and employees for selecting Illinois Action for Children as one of the beneficiaries of their Week of Service.

Please enjoy these wonderful stories and feel free to share them with your family and friends!

To provide feedback or a special thank you to the volunteers, email your message to developmentoffice@actforchildren.org and put FMB Stories on the subject line.

Biscuit Goes to School

Bedtime for Mommy

All Better!

A Great Day for Up

A Cat in a Coat

Our Love Grows

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