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With many schools closing in response to COVID-19, we would like to provide some educational resources that children can do at home.
The links below have many different hands-on activities and resources that can be done with little to no supplies.
 
Please share these resources. It is important that we all help each other.

SCHOOL READINESS LINKS


Below are links to a variety of school readiness resources:     

Free activity ideas for various books (printable):
http://www.unitedwayswmn.org/BTB

Hands on Educational Toddler Activity Ideas:
www.busytoddler.com

Breakfast Invitations: Independent Activities for Toddlers and Kids:
www.dayswithgrey.com

Shape Hopscotch:
http://www.housingaforest.com/shape-hopscotch/

Candyland Sight Word Game (printable):
http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2015/08/candyland-sight-word-games.html

Fine Motor Alphabet Mats (printable):
https://thelettersofliteracy.com/counting-bear-fine-motor-alphabet-mats/

Name Recognition Activities:
https://handsonaswegrow.com/35-name-activities-for-preschoolers/

Dental Hygiene:
https://teachingmama.org/15-activities-about-teeth/

Crayola:

Free printable coloring pages:
http://www.crayola.com/featured/free-coloring-pages/

Fun crafts:
http://www.crayola.com/crafts/

Crayola Product Stain Removal Guide:
http://www.crayola.com/support/stain-tips/

Interactive Play Online:
http://pbskids.org/
https://www.abcmouse.com/
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
https://www.funbrain.com/
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Outdoor Play Ideas/Activities in southwest Minnesota:
Born Learning Trails located in Cottonwood, Granite Falls, Fulda, Currie, Lake Wilson, Hendricks, Balaton, and Walnut Grove.  A bilingual trail has also been installed in Marshall.  Learn more at this link:  http://www.unitedwayswmn.org/BLT

Camden State Park
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/camden/index.html

Garvin Park
https://www.lyonco.org/departments/environmental/parks-trails/garvin-county-park

Upper Sioux Agency State Park
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/upper_sioux_agency/index.html

Lac qui Parle State Park
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/lac_qui_parle/index.html

Lake Shetek State Park
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/lake_shetek/index.html

Shetek Environment Learning
https://shetek.org/enviroed/

For Parents:

An excellent website to see what skills your child needs to work on:
www.helpmegrow.org

Provides free tools and resources to families to assist them in making informed choices regarding high-quality care and education opportunities:
www.parentaware.org

Includes literacy apps, A-Z reading topics, tools to help struggling readers, and more:
http://www.readingrockets.org/audience/parents


 

 

 

 

Pickaway County children and youth will have all the skills they need to reach their full potential. 

Education Partners will demonstrate one of the measurable outcomes with a defined long-term impact.

Measurable Outcomes

  • An increase in school readiness for children, with a focus especially on physical health, mental health or social development
  • Improvement in academic proficiency and skill, especially by engaging parent
  • An increase in adults who master the reading skill, graduate or acquire a GED, and make a successful transition to higher education or work

Long-Term Impacts

  • Children enter school developmentally on track in terms of literacy and social, emotional, and intellectual skills
  • Elementary students are prepared  to succeed later in school
  • Young people graduate from high school
  • Young adults make a successful transition from high school to work life

Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. But with more than 1.2 million children dropping out each year, America faces an education crisis. The cost? More than $312 billion in lost wages, taxes and productivity over their lifetimes.1 These trends are reversible, but only when communities and public, private and nonprofit sectors work together.

How You Can Help

To reach our goal, we need your help. The strategies proven to work are those that connect communities to their schools: parent involvement; literacy volunteers in the classroom; mentors for disadvantaged students; business leaders engaged in early childhood advocacy. Volunteer to help.