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Breeyn Mack
March 24, 2020

Creating Consistency: Discovery and Learning with Your Preschooler at Home

A personal message for our readers:

As global events continue to create uncertainty for many, I know that people around the world are facing similar challenges, particularly around the shuttering of workplaces, schools, and child care programs. It’s why I’m certain that the conversations I’ve been having with district leaders, school administrators, and program directors keep coming back to three ideas: creating consistency, creating structure, and how best to bring the joys of classroom learning and exploration to the home setting.

We’re committed to creating resources that will help you and your teams support families through this time of uncertainty and change. In addition to the Healthy at Home: A Toolkit for Supporting Families Impacted by COVID-19 content we launched last week, we are offering additional free, customizable resources to help you stay connected and engaged with families.

  • Letters to Families
    You can download a customizable letter to families that explains some key things to consider as they help their children transition to spending their days at home.
  • Sample Preschool Daily Schedule
    We also have created a sample daily schedule that shows the structure of a typical preschool day and explains how families can replicate common preschool experiences at home. You can customize the schedule to meet the needs of the families in your program.
  • Daily Activities
    Included are a few activities you can share with families as you find a rhythm of regular communication. These fun, engaging activities are easy to complete at home with materials families are likely to have on hand.

We hope you continue to view us as your trusted partners during this time of uncertainty. We look forward to sharing additional resources with you in the coming days.

We’d love to hear your feedback on the types of resources you’re looking for and what will be the most impactful and beneficial for the community you serve. Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.


Don’t forget to check out our Healthy at Home: A Toolkit for Supporting Families Impacted by COVID-19 that is being updated weekly to provide accurate, relevant, and practical information to families.

  1. Hello, This is great support for our families. The families are happy to be engaged and connected with ideas and ways to keep their children’s days and lives as normal as possible. Their children can continue to learn and develop skills by replicating some of the classroom experiences in the home. Thank you.

  2. I love the obstacle course idea! We are putting together activities and learning experiences the families can do at home with their children using the materials they have at home. This is perfect!

    1. Hello Sheila!

      Thank you for providing such positive feedback! We are happy to know that our available resources are helpful as you continue to share learning activities with your families. Please continue to check out Healthy at Home toolkit as we continue to add resources for school leaders, educators, and families: healthyathome.readyrosie.com

      Thank you
      Teaching Strategies, LLC

  3. During this challenging time, I know many parents, family members and care givers may feel overwhelming at home trying to access and getting virtual home learning set up for their children. It is very important to help make that process accessible and flexible for them. As a teacher I am so dedicated to be able to compile these great resources activities for the parents to use at home. It is all about keeping the kids engaged throughout a daily learning resources opportunity.
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Cybell!

      Thank you for amazing feedback and insight! We agree with you wholeheartedly and we hope to continue to be a provider of helpful resources for you and your families!

      Thank you
      Teaching Strategies, LLC

  4. When I tried to send the Healthy at Home page using the email link at the top of the page, it inserts the wrong web address.
    It uses “Health” instead of “Healthy” in the link.

    1. Hello Kellye!

      Thank you for alerting us to the issue you’re having. We are working to get this issue resolved as soon as possible!

      Thank you
      Teaching Strategies, LLC

  5. I like the idea of having a video on how activities are carried on at different levels. Having the language option is helpful.

    1. Thank you for your feedback, Josie! We are glad to know that the resources included in our Healthy at Home toolkit are helpful!

      Teaching Strategies, LLC

    1. Hello Jenny!
      Thank you for asking that question! We created the Healthy at Home toolkit which you may access here: https://healthyathome.readyrosie.com/

      This toolkit is complete with weekly, developmentally appropriate activities and resources, including MightyMinutes® that we encourage you to share with families! Please let us know if you have any trouble accessing this information or if you’re interested in resources beyond what is included in the toolkit.

      Thank you
      Teaching Strategies, LLC

  6. This is truly amazing. This will help families to be able to implement the activities right in their home with what they already have on hand. I love this! Thank you.

  7. We have families without technology. We are printing materials for them. It would be nice to have some simple printable books.

  8. Thank you so much for all that you are doing to support families as well as staff. I am so thankful we have teaching strategies to help during this difficult time. It has helped me stay in touch with families as well as share ideas for them to do at home that is similar to what we do in the classroom to help give the children a sense of normal.
    Thank you.

    1. Thank you so much for your positive feedback, Lisa! We are happy to know that these resources are making a positive impact on educators and families during this time!

  9. Hola Cybell
    Gracias por su comentarios y opiniones, todas las maestras estamos totalmente de acuerdo con usted.
    Me gusta la idea de tener un video de como se realizan las actividades a diferentes niveles, dándole apoyo a la familia, para si sus hijos puedan continuar aprendiendo y desarrollando habilidades en el hogar.

  10. Hey there! i just wanted to thank you all for this incredible resource for educators and families during these difficult times. I just recently shared this page to all my social media platforms. I appreciate all the hard work you guys put into this. It brings great comfort and peace of mind knowing we can use these tools to guide our families and remind them they are not alone. you guys are AWESOME!!

    1. Thank YOU, Perla! We are especially grateful for the appreciation shown for the Healthy at Home toolkit and other resources developed to support educators and families during this time. Thank you for sharing our information with your audience as well!

  11. Hi!
    I just want to know who can I get The Creative Curriculum Learning Games so I can provide them to my parents.

    1. Hello Erica!

      You may access and share free LearningGames® on our Healthy at Home toolkit: healthyathome.readyrosie.com, which are aligned to specific learning experiences and topics each week. Please let us know if this is the information you were seeking or if you’d like to know about additional resources and we can get you in touch with the appropriate representative!

  12. These are great! I just wish the activities came in languages other than English and Spanish. My class has a very large population of children whose parents speak and read only Portuguese. It is difficult to include these parents when the language barrier is so strong.

  13. Thank you so much this is going to be a very helpful tool for myself and for the families 😊

  14. Love the ideas and how they are geared to things parents can do at home. Still play based and developmentally appropriate. Written up and presented in organized pleasant fashion. Easy to upload to my Power School Page or ClassTag.

  15. Hello! Supporting our families is such an important responsibility we have. Our staff and families engage and connect to build a relationship, guide especially in these abnormal days. The children can continue to develop and learn with the lesson plans and activities the teaching staff provide so the children can experience classroom learning at home. It is a good bonding time for the parents and the children! Thank you for such great information!

    1. Rebecca, thank you for sharing your feedback and what your staff is doing to continue to focus and build relationships during this time. We appreciate the work that you and your staff are doing to provide consistency for the children in your program.

    1. Hi Katherine, Thanks for reaching out! They unfortunately are not available in Spanish at this time. That’s great feedback and something we’ll keep in mind for the future.

  16. Ways to keep families healthy at home during the COVID 19 was very important. The letters to the families, explaining daily activities and schedules was very helpful the parents. ( Per feedback)

  17. Thank you for sharing all the great resources during this trying time! I love the way parents and children can have regular conversations with simple items that are located right in their own home! To me this is hands on learning at its best!!

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