Activities are in stages so choose the activity appropriate to your child. Each activity should not exceed 15 minutes.
Links for stories:
Owl Babies – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPQRiSTYFHo
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75NQK-Sm1YY
We’re Going on a Bearhunt – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Waoa3iG3bZ4
Room on the Broom – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWB0goTWZic
Links for music videos:
Itsy Bitsy Spider – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_lCi8U49mY&t=10s
Old Mac Donald – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6HzoUcx3eo
Baby Shark – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX20kcp7j5c
If You’re Happy and You Know It – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71hqRT9U0wg
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuqvGiZi0qg
Sensory time should be allotted at least twice a day if possible because all the children in Seóda benefit from it. The lights can be dimmed or switched off and the curtains or blinds can be drawn. Relaxing music can be sourced on Youtube or Spotify and played at a low volume. Sensory timers are also available online and have soothing visuals for the children. Gather any toys that are squishy, items that are scented, fans, torches or furry/fluffy items and place them in a box for your child to explore during her sensory time. If she prefers to relax rather than play with given items, that’s fine too.
Links for sensory time –
Sensory Timer – https://www.online-stopwatch.com/sensory-timers/
Yoga is part of the daily routine in the classroom. Although the video below is not what is used in class, your child is familiar with the majority of the poses in it.
Link for yoga video –
The children should participate in two tactile activities daily. Activities can be playdough, puzzle, blocks, lego, sand, water or rice. Bath toys can be used in conjunction with all of these activities or items can be hidden for the children to discover to maintain engagement.
The children should receive two movement breaks a day. Their movement breaks can take place in a garden, a quick walk down the road and back carrying a backpack with a book or two in it for proprioceptive needs. If the outdoors is not possible, rolling or tumbling on the carpet or following a movement video can be fun and beneficial to your child. GoNoodle is a great resource to get your child active. After each movement break your child should receive sensory time in order for her to find a good level for focusing on her next activity.
Link for GoNoodle gonoodle.com
A possible routine for your child could consist of:
This is merely a suggestion but it is in keeping with the general routine of our school day in Seóda.
If you like, please keep a little diary of all your activity – we would be delighted to see this diary when we return to school.