April 17, 2020
CFCE Daily Activities and Resources
Dear CFCE Families,

April has been full of rainy days! In these times a rainy day can feel bleak and lonely... but all that rain has contributed to the new growth outside! After all, April showers bring May flowers. So I am suggesting dancing and singing in the rain! Go outside and look for rainbows. Look in your yard for worms that wiggle and mud that jiggles. Today's feature story is "Little Cloud". A great activity to follow up with this story is to go outside and look for pictures in the clouds. You'd be surprised what you see. Sometimes it's these little activities that help restore a sense of normalcy in an abnormal time. On the next rainy day dance and sing with joy! Because like the rain, in time this storm will pass!

Please do not hesitate to contact CFCE Staff , if you have a need arise!

If you have any resources or ideas you would like to share with other parents, please email Marsha Wright


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Little Cloud by Eric C
Cloud Shape Game About Feelings

Click on the link below for a new take on the cloud game. Sometimes it is in these quiet moments we can encourage our children to open up and discuss their feelings. This is needed now more than ever!

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Infants and Toddlers
Easy Activities to Help Your Baby Develop

There are many things you can do in your daily routine to help support your baby's development. Click on the link below for a quick read
Splish Splash Ducky
This story contain multiple opportunities to work on sounds and new vocabulary with your toddlers. Encourage your toddler to make sounds like a duck, move like a frog or other animals Duck encounters. Most important of all have fun with the story!
Shaving Cream play....a great sensory activity

You will need:
  • A cookie sheet or shallow baking pan
(you can also use their high chair tray)
For Edible Fun:
  • whip cream
  • vanilla pudding
  • shaving cream- if your child won't eat it.

Here's what to do:
squirt some whip cream, pudding or shaving cream onto the tray/pan encourage your child to use their hands to create !

SIng Along to Rain Rain Go Away!
Here Is A Wonderful Story About Rain
Sesame Street has some great online resources
for families. If you click on the link below you can explore a wide variety of activities about the weather with your child. There is also a parent guide to help you get the most out of these activities!

CLICK HERE to explore Sesame Street Family Hows the weather
Songs for Celebrating the Weather
This song is great to listen to when you want to think about the Clouds! Get a scarf and dance along!
Another Wonderful Song By the Laurie Berkner Band! " After It Rains "
School Age Activities

When you live in Massachusetts you experience a lot of weather such as bright sun, cold rain, icy sleet, snow, wind, thunder and lightening. Sometimes all in one day! Here is a story to help us learn about all types of weather. There is even a quiz at the end of the book!

All About the Weather

Here are 20 activities to help explore any kind of weather. From rainbows to tornadoes you will find a craft to bring weather alive!

CLICK HERE to find 20 weather activities!

Do you want to be a weather watcher? Take a look at these two videos and learn about being a weather watcher!
Here are some great free printables about the weather

click here for a printable book

Click Here for a weather chart to help you both graph and predict the weather!
Thunder and Lightening
A thunderstorm in the middle of the night can be very scary. Understanding what thunder and lightening is can take the fear away. Click on the video below to learn more about thunder and lightening!
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