View, Do, Read
What is the View, Do, Read Model? To get the most from the TV you and your children watch, create a Ready To Learn learning triangle. A learning triangle is TV that teaches + storybooks + activities — all related to one theme or skill. The learning triangle can follow any order, at any time!
February 2014 — Sesame Street teaches kids how to be their best!
By Krysanne Bryan, Educational Programs and Services Intern
We're already a month into a new year and sticking to those resolutions can be tricky. Many lose focus once February comes around because of all of the exciting things that this month brings including one of our most adored holidays, Valentine's Day. One thing hopefully everyone continues is the quest to maintain their health in this New Year, a very common resolution. You may not know that this February is considered American Heart Month so the health and wellness of our families should continue to be one of our top priorities. It is important to integrate health into every aspect of our lives, teaching our children how to build healthy friendships and relationships as well. Don't give up on making the New Year a healthy one.
Sesame Street is one of the best choices when it comes to teaching children how to be their best selves. For over 40 years Sesame Street has provided children with the tools to enhance their education while building healthy relationships with others. By watching and interacting with Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Elmo, Cookie Monster and all of their friends, your child can learn all of life's most important lessons through the use of upbeat and catchy music and fun activities and games. Your child can make their way to Sesame Street weekdays at 6am and 10am on WHYY.
There are numerous ways for children to stay healthy and it all comes down to what parents think the most important aspects of being healthy are. Being healthy can be anything from eating right to washing your hands multiple times a day. I think one of the most important and most fun aspects of being healthy is staying active. Children have loads of energy and the most fun way to expend some of that energy is to play a sport. Not only do kids have many choices but these sports can be played well into their teenage years. This is a great way for them to also find something they are passionate about whether it's football, baseball, soccer, karate or dance! The possibilities are endless, and more importantly these are things that can be shared between the parents and their children.
Sports are a great way for kids to build relationships with other children as well. Making friends is a big part of childhood, and teaching children how to maintain healthy relationships is crucial. Teach them about sharing and encourage playdates. Teach them how to treat others and relay the importance of preventing bullying. Learning these lessons at a young age can impact how they grow up.
- Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
In this enchanting story, Lobel writes about several adventures of Frog and Toad that allow children to experience their friendship.
- Spot Loves His Friends by Eric Hill
Your child can join spot and his friends on his play date as they experience some of each other's favorite things.
- Curious George Plays Mini Golf by H.A. Rey
Our favorite little monkey is back and this time, he's learning to play mini golf!!
- Snowy Sports: Ready Set Play! by Per Henrik Gurth
This exciting book uses bold colors and illustrations to showcase the many fun sports that can be played during the winter.
- The Monster Health Book: A Guide to Eating Healthy, Being Active & Feeling Great for Monsters & Kids! by Edward Miller
In this book, Edward Miller teaches kids about the importance of eating healthy and staying active. Readers are able to learn about the different food groups, nutrition, and many different aspects of leading a healthy lifestyle.
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