Volume 22 | April 8, 2020

Today's News from Denise and Tammy

Dear Parents,

This email contains a new resource as well as a compilation of previously sent programs that you may use whenever you need extra activity ideas.

From our Seder table to yours...we wish everyone a very happy Passover and hope that we will soon be able to celebrate many holidays with extended family and friends!

Please keep safe and healthy and we look forward to being all together again soon!

Hag Sameah,
Denise and Tammy
Username: ecc@betham.com
Password: BethAmECC

A streaming library of kid-safe animated storybooks on all your favorite devices. The aim is to encourage the love of reading by retaining all of the important elements of story time: read-along pacing, life lessons, and a visual connection between words and text. The website also offers follow up activities and conversation starters for each book.

Free Books on Audible  
For as long as schools are closed, Audible is open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Little Baby Bum is a fun and educational show for kids featuring classic and new nursery rhymes. With her friends and family, 6-year-old Mia experiences the world around her through song and sometimes a bit of magic, too.

We are providing you with free at-home access to the online learning programs ABCmouse, Adventure Academy and ReadingIQ while school is closed. These educational programs include thousands of digital learning activities, and they can help preschool, Pre-K and elementary students keep learning while schools are closed. All three programs can be used on computers, tablets and smartphones, and you can add up to three children per account!

Learning Without Tears   
All of our Arieh and Gesher classes utilize the Handwriting without Tears program. During this period of school closures, the company has made free resources so students can keep the learning going. They are also providing free resources to help parents and caregivers support learning while children are out of school. 

Khan Academy Kids  
We know many schools and families are making adjustments in their daily routine due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19). If you are seeking options for remote learning during a school closure for your preschooler, kindergartener, or 1st grader, you can get started with Khan Academy Kids. 

Scholastic Learn at Home    
Scholastic active learning journeys are available on any device and will provide your child with up to three hours’ worth of exciting learning experiences per day. They can go on virtual field trips, meet best-selling authors, or dig deep into a topic they love.
You'll find family-friendly story podcasts, sleepytime tunes, holiday playlists, dance mixes, read-alouds, sing-alongs - something for everyone with new featured content each month.
Cosmic Kids Yoga  
Making yoga and mindfulness fun for kids since 2012! Teacher Jaime leads a variety of themed yoga sessions you can do with your preschooler daily. All videos are available on YouTube at no charge.
Please continue emailing us your children's photos and comments to share on our social media accounts for the children to see their friends!
IG: @bethamearlychildhoodcenter
Please note that all of these emails are available on our website for you to refer to as needed: The Beth Am ECC Virtual Playroom Newsletters