At Home Learning: Day 2

So far so good! Day 2 post is up! We had another fun day with the girls – Daddy was home today, which made things even better!

Exercise & The Outdoors

Outdoor Fitness

This morning the little one and I slept in (we’ve been battling sinus colds this week). We woke up to the most wonderful scene: my husband and eldest daughter outside in the front lawn exercising! They were both up early, and had headed out for a 4km bike ride (our 6-year old) and run (my husband). Then they returned home to do some free weights and exercises on the front patio! They had music playing out there and everything! Our little one and I joined them and had breakfast on the patio. Then the girls blew gigantic bubbles on the lawn! What a beautiful start to the day.

Reading & Writing

Novel Effect: Read Aloud Books

Our eldest and I tried out a new reading app today, called Novel Effect. It’s free to use, but you need to sign up. As your child reads, the app plays sound effects to go along with the story. Needless to say, this was a big hit with our 6 year old! You can either choose a book that you have on your shelf at home, and read along with your paper copy … or a number of the stories and poems are offered as a free eBook through the app! Our eldest had a ton of fun reading books and hearing all of the sound effects to match! We quite enjoyed “The Adventures of Frank & Mustard: Stuck in the Mud”, as well as favourites from our home library including “The Day the Crayons Quit” and “The Kissing Hand”.

Arts, Crafts & Cooking

Mo Willems Lunch Doodles

Mo Willems is one of our favourite children’s authors: we love his Elephant & Piggie books, and The Pigeon Needs a Bath! With schools all over the world closed, and children at home, Mo Willems is offering “Lunch Doodles”. Every week day at 1pm ET, Mo Willems invites viewers into his studio and talks about his writing and leads viewers in drawing/doodling exercises. This afternoon my eldest and I watched Lunch Doodles Episode 1; and created some pretty amazing artwork together (mine on the left, my daughter’s on the right)!

Anyone else have any fun websites or activities to share? We’d love to hear them!

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