Use this link t oday at 9 am and tomorrow for our 9:00 Morning with Morah Mindy (parents need their coffee) time 

(Thursday and Friday are the first two days of Passover. See you the following Monday):

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Meeting ID: 758 789 053  I
Important Message of Support and Resources for Parents from WJCS
Free weekly live streamed parenting groups, led by WJCS professionals will be starting  Wednesday April 1st at 11 am, in partnership with the Westchester County department of Community Mental Health. The series, entitled "Parenting Through the Storm: One Breath at a Time," can be joined by parents throughout the county by phone or video connection. Topics will address how to manage stress, build structure, communicate better, and have fun while at home with children. A video of the meeting will be available afterward for those who cannot attend during the live session. To learn more, go to  https://www.wjcs.com/news/2020/03/26/feature/wjcs-hosts-free-online-parenting-groups/
                    


                                
Snack Time - Passover Brownies


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Coat a 9 x 13 baking pan with spray

Beat 4 eggs and 2 c sugar. Add 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa, 1 c. oil, 1/2 tsp salt and mix thoroughly

Gradually add 1 c. Passover cake meal, 1 c. chopped walnuts and 2 c. chocolate chips.  Pour batter into pan and bake 30-35 min.  Cool
and cut into squares.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar or granulated
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Here is the link to Morah Jen doing the Little Red Hen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Ha9TVl50U&feature=youtu.be



Readiness
                          

Sounds like PESACH
Use 6 zip lock bags and put each letter of P-E-S-A-C-H on a bag in marker or with a glued on index card. Cut out magazine pictures or newspaper pictures and see if you can fill each bag with 5 things that sounds like the letter. (for younger children-chose 1 picture each)    pickles-eggs-spinach-apples-cheese-hamburger. You can do eat each day of the holiday this week and next. you can switch it up and collect Pesadicha foods. or food you can't eat (chametz) or foods you miss during the chag (holiday).

Nuts to You-(gross motor practice)
Place a bucket or plastic bowl a short distance from your child(ren)
Have them toss nuts to see who can get the most into the bucket. 
A variation at Passover time or any time, turn on a dime.  Parent and child or two children stand equi-distant apart with a dime in between, Use a tennis ball to hit the dime (or turn on a dime) trying to turn it over.  Hand eye coordination, gross motor skills, and just plain fun.
                       
    
Emoji Plates
Yes this is going on way too long. Have your child make 2-4 emoji plates to show how they are feeling. use them in the morning before the day begins or at bedtime to depict their feelings about the day.
Encourage them to share why they feel happy. or why they feel sad.

Physician's Post on Facebook- Your child's drawings are a mitzvah
Hi all, I am a physician at Montefiore Health System in the Bronx, NY where we are severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Any way that your kids can help cheer us up and boost morale would be greatly appreciated. See below:
Please help support our Montefiore HealthCare Super Heroes!
We're safer every day because of their selfless acts of courage on the front lines of the COVID pandemic.
Our HealthCare Super Heroes would love to hear from you and receive words of encouragement.
A special "thank you" from you-for all they do--can be a super way to lift the spirits of our Super Heroes.
Your message of support can put a smile on a HealthCare Hero's face, warm their heart and pump up their energy.
Please submit your original drawings, photos, videos and letters of support-and we'll share them with our amazing team of HealthCare Super Heroes.
Submit to healthcareheroes@montefiore.org. Printed submission can be sent to 3411 Wayne Ave, Bronx, NY

Dramatic Play-Commercials
The bath tub, the breakfast table or just spending time together  can be a fun time to make a commercial for foods they like or a toy or book they feel is super special.  talk about commercials. What commercials do they like on television? why? challenge them to make one about something that is particularly meaningful to them.     
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A-B-C Letter sounds are all around. Go through the alphabet with your child (ren) and ask them to name children's names, or fruits, or things in a school, or things in your home that begin with each letter of the alphabet.  You can give them 3 passes (Q-X and sometimes Z are hard)  a-amy, b-barbara, c-carol d-david e-ellen  etc.


Happy to make a special call to your child from 9:30 to 10 am today of Wednesday on your cell or your home phone, email me at mindybaili@aol.com and we'll connect.   

Missing you
B'ahava (love always)
Morah Mindy


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