Week of August 31, 2020
Live Zoom Events, Virtual Playgroups & More
Don't forget to check out our calendar each week, for the most up-to-date information!
How to Support Your Child for a Very Different School Year

Parents and educators are wrestling with enormous questions about the 2020-2021 school year right now: What will it look like if/when children are physically in school? And what will it mean for family life if/when children are at home for hybrid or remote learning?
Despite the looming questions, there's a lot we can do to bolster our children’s feelings of confidence and security as they head into a new year. When we take time to talk about and practice the “little things” — the routines and skills that support academic growth — it will make a big difference, whatever school looks like for your family.

This activity was shared on You Tube from a wonderful online resource called " Your Therapy Source".
We hope you have fun doiing it at home with the children!!!
COVID-19 Related Stories For Schools
More and more states and cities have put together plans for going back to school for the 2020-2021 school year. Each area in the country has somewhat different plans. Some are starting out with 100% distance learning, some are implementing a hybrid model and others are going back to in person learning with modifications. As we start to go back, using any of those approaches, children are going to need INFORMATION. What will they see that is different? What are the new norms? Are masks required? What about on the bus?
Please check our calendar for the story starter each month at http://selfhelpcpc.org/CALENDAR/ For this at-home activity, each month families/children are given a different concept to think about and then write about along with an illustration!!! Click Here for more info and to regitster!
Choose any of the fun science activities from the links (will be sent in the confirmation email, once you register), then print and mail the observation sheet back to us. You may also email the observation sheet.
The ASQ Program is a parent reporting questionnaire that gives you insight on how your child is doing developmentally! You do not need to have concerns, it’s just a great tool to see where your child excels or may need some support!  Everyone that participates receives a
FREE Children’s Book! 
**Please click this link for more information http://selfhelpcpc.org/our-programs/asq/      
** If you would like to participate this is the only thing you need to complete (the consent form) to get started!! click on the link below: https://www.cognitoforms.com/SelfHelpInc1/ASQ3ASQSECONSENTFORM
Looking for something to do with your kids?
Try Summer Tours at Soule!
This Summer we have an awesome opportunity for you to visit Soule. Want to snuggle a rabbit? Feed a sheep it’s breakfast? Collect eggs and show your kids your chicken catching skills? You can do all that and more at Soule! In order to keep our visitors as safe as possible, we are not offering our First Farm Fun story hours or our Soule Summer Camp program. In the place of these programs we are instead offering small group visits so that you can still do many of your favorite activities on the farm. Each program has a limit that you can work within to have your extended family or friends join you. We require at least one adult per each group visit. On the farm we have a bathroom which is cleaned daily, we have an outdoor hand washing station and our staff will wear a mask the entire time they work with your group. We ask that everyone in your party (over the age of 3) brings a mask to wear for moments that they will be in close contact with our staff.
20 minute tour, 6 people max, $20 for Soule Homestead Members, $30 for non-members. 
This Week at CFCE
Always check our full calendar of activities at: http://selfhelpcpc.org/calendar/
The programs with this symbol are Pre-Recorded
The programs with this symbol are LIVE programs using Zoom
Monday, August 31, 2020 - all day Virtual Event: Miss Marsha
Make a Musical Instrument

Join Ms.Marsha and her daughter Merissa and make an instrument at home! Click on the picture and watch a video about making musical instruments from things you find in your home. 

Use your instrument every Tuesday at 10:30 as you sing,dance, and make music with Ms.Marsha with the magic of Zoom!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - all day
Grandma Glasses Story FUN!!!
"Pigs in a Jeep"
Hope you can join me every week - any time - on Tuesdays for some songs, movement and a story time together!!! I will share a simple art project you can do together at home PLUS one of our favorite activities...FEATHERBALL !!! So make sure your child brings a scarf, facecloth, hankie or a dish towel to this videotaped session each time so they can participate!!! Would love to have you join me and enjoy this time!!!
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Live Zoom Event @ 10:30: Miss Jen's Story Time "The Good Egg"

Join me for a story time on Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 AM. I will be reading "The Good Egg" by Jory John and Pete Oswald. 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Live Zoom Event: @ 10:30
ZOOM Music and Movement with Miss Marsha
Come sing,dance, and make music with Ms.Marsha! We will sing some great songs,dance and move to the groove right in your own home. Be sure you find something to bang or play for our instrument play and find a scarf, or ribbon to wave as we dance to beautiful music. 
Thursday, September 3, 2020
All Day
Virtual Event with Miss Carol
Picnic Finger-Play (5 Enormous Dinosaurs) Puppet Show!!!
Grandparents, parents and children...come join this simple stick puppet show to enjoy familiar fingerplay songs put into action behind the CFCE theatre!!! There will be different ones every other week for the upcoming months. Let me know your name and address for watching and Carol will send you a special book in the mail!!! ccarver@selfhelpinc.org 
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Live Zoom Event with Miss Marsha @ 10:30
Miss Marsha's Silly Stories and Songs
Let's start September with a giggle! Jump on zoom and join Ms.Marsha for some Silly stories and sing silly songs. We will have a fun filled time listening stories that will tickle our funny bones and singing songs that make us giggle. From the Hiccupotmus to a crazy wash day this program is guaranteed for a giggle! This program is geared toward children 2-5. 
Friday, September 4, 2020
ALL DAY: Virtual Event with Miss Marsha

Stories: A Gift from the Sea

Have you ever found a special rock at the beach? Click on the link to listen to this story about a little boy and the gift he receives from the sea. It will make you look twice at that special rock and couse you to wonder...

Click the video to watch
Friday September 4, 2020
Live ZOOM EVENT @ 10:30: Story time with Ms. Jen Live on Zoom "An Extraordinary Egg" by Leo Lionni

Join me on Friday morning at 10:30 for a story time book and craft. "An Extraordinary Egg"