HomeFun! It’s like homework only better!

  • Leaves can teach math and

    Exploring Leaves

    Let’s get started What you will need: leaves, an inquisitive child and various household items What you won’t need: Cell phones, TVs, Computers… What you’ll do: Explore leaves 1. Start the fun with a nature walk & hunt for leaves Bring a container to collect the leaves. Walk at around the block, around a park […]

  • Basic Spanish Words for preschooler

    Basic Spanish Words for Preschoolers

    Since preschoolers develop language skills naturally, it is a great time to expose them to multiple languages.  In-fact, it is actually easier for children under the age of six to understand and even master multiple languages than it is for older children and adults. Incorporating these basic Spanish words into your daily routine with your […]

  • Goop is fun to make

    How to make Goop with your child

    Directions for making GOOP & Oobleck You Will Need: 1 Bowl 1 Spoon Food coloring of any color 1 cup of Cornstarch 1/3 cup of Water 1 cup measuring cup 1/3 cup measuring cup 1 zip lock bag Directions: Measure 1 cup of Corn Starch loosely (don’t pack down) and pour it into your bowl Measure […]

  • How to Make Kool-Aid play dough

    How to make Kool-Aid Play Dough with preschoolers

    Make Kool-Aid Play dough You need these ingredients: 1 cup salt 1 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup water 2 Tablespoons oil A Packet of Kool-aid Do this: Empty the packet of Kool-aid into the water & mix well.  Set aside for later. Place all the remaining dry ingredients and the oil into a large bowl. Add […]

  • Children learn a lot with bubbles

    Playing with bubbles is more fun than watching TV!

    What do children learn when they play with bubbles? When children blow, pop, and chase bubbles they develop their small and large motors skills, hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills. They learn about cause and effect, shapes and sizes, vocabulary: wet, sticky, cold, pop & popped, chase… They learn about science and explore their imagination […]

  • Sight words are not sounded out

    HomeFun! Sight Words for Preschoolers

    Early reading skills; sight words Sight words are words that can be recognized and “read” when seen. They are not technically read or sounded out. They are memorized. Sight words are one of the building blocks needed to become a successful reader. Sight words are learned through repetition By the time your children are ready […]

  • Bouncy Balls are fun to make at home

    HomeFun! Homemade Bouncy Balls

    How To Make Bouncy Balls at home We love making bouncy balls at school. The children are always amazed at what can be made with basic ingredients from our pantry.  Measuring and mixing ingredients helps children with reading skills, math skills, verbal skills, listening skills and small  motor skills. It helps children learn to follow […]

  • Some more Graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows

    HomeFun! – Learning with S’mores

    It’s National S’mores Day – August 10 Who decided it was National S’more day? Who cares! It’s an excuse to have some more! The first official S’more recipe was published by the Girls Scouts in 1927. The basic recipe calls for graham crackers, chocolate bars and toasted marshmallows. Here are some fun ways to learn with […]

  • Harry Halsey potato

    HomeFun! Harry Halsey Potato Pet

    How to make a potato friend Ms. Jeri and the Dragonflies made a new friend, Harry Halsey. You can make your own friend at home and name him anything you want. Here’s how to do it. You Need: Potatoes, Markers, Cotton, Grass Seeds, Water Make your Potato Head Hallow out the potato – cut off the […]

  • How to make Gak at home

    HomeFun! How to Make Gak

    What the heck is Gak? It’s kind of like play-dough, but not really. Kind of like slime, but not really. Kind of like… It’s Gak!  Made popular by Nikelodeon. You can shape it. Cut it. Stick it. Throw it. Stretch it. Bounce it!  Pop it. Snap it! Make noises with it… Here’s how to make Gak […]

  • Have fun with your child in the rain

    HomeFun! It’s raining! Time to puddle jump!

    Play & Learn in the rain! Rain is a novelty in Woodland Hills. Don’t hide inside and wait for it to go away, make the most of it; head outside for some learning fun! Just go outside already! You really don’t have to do anything special. Just go outside and play. Yes you too. Don’t […]

  • Read with preschoolers every day

    HomeFun! Read Doctor Seuss Books

    Happy Birthday Doctor Seuss! It’s Read Across America Day March 1, 2013 is National Read Across America Day. Join us as we celebrate the power of reading in honor of Doctor Seuss’s Birthday. Reading with your children every day is one of the most important things you can do to help your preschooler learn. Here […]