Hello, my Amazing Town! How I miss you! As a professional photographer, I love that I can participate and give back with the #TheFrontStepsProject. The purpose of this project is to bring us together when we might feel isolated. I aim to highlight the faces of our community during a time when we might not see them in passing at the grocery store, coffee shop, on the train or at the gym. Participating in this project is also an opportunity to step up to help those who need it
LIVE READ ALOUDS
Parents- take advantage of these live read alouds for your kids! When they do, steal a moment for yourself to recharge. Shared by Thrive with a Guide
12 YouTube Channels to Get Kids Moving Indoors
How to make sure your kids don’t destroy your home and drive you insane when they’re stuck inside all day. LINK
ONLINE math resources
Online math resources shared by Laura Masciocchi Connell: https://www.dreambox.com/ 90 day free trial for parents - geared toward PreK-8 https://www.brainingcamp.com/ 30 day free trial - virtual manipulatives for all grades https://www.youcubed.org/week-inspirational-math/ always free - math videos and activities to promote a positive math mindset - for all grade levels https://mathforlove.com/who-we-help-parents-kids/ tons of free lessons, games and ideas http://bedtimemath.
SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES
Wilton SEPTA: LINK State of CT: The Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education now has a dedicated webpage, Special Education Guidance and Resources for COVID-19. This page will provide information for special education leaders, school personnel, and families about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and special education. It will be updated as additional guidance and resources become available. LINK
Need some writing inspiration for your kids? Story Pirates is doing live stream lessons. All lessons are archived. Be part of the fun live! From creative fiction to expository writing, these lessons bring our expert teachers into your home for learning that feels like fun. Once a week, Story Pirates University will post an archived class from the previous week free for anyone who wants to join! LINK
WYC - FREE PLAY & resources
Please see Wilton Youth Council's Online Resources! WYC FREE PLAY WEBSITE LINK Free Play Facebook Page LINK WYC COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESOURCES LINK
From Alexandra Ralph: Hi all! I started a list of upcoming birthdays with child’s name and date (moms and dads can be included too!) All “parades” will be at 3:30pm unless host family prefers a different time (please note that next to your child’s name). If there are multiple children on the same day, just try to visit one after the other if you can. Honk, roll down the windows, blast some music, and HAVE FUN! Sorry neighbors, this is for the kids! Have birthday child stand
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