Wednesday, February 9, 2011

News From Stanley and Tyke

February is the month dedicated to celebrating heart health, African American history and friendship. There is a plethora of learning opportunities and learning resources. Tyke and I love to search the internet to find useful and entertaining ways to learn and grow. If you’d like to spend some family time learning about African American history, check out the following links:




African American History for Kids

Black History Month

Reading Rockets: Black History Month



For many students and children, Valentine’s Day is the highlight of the month. Everyone loves to make and receive a Valentine. Valentines are given as a sign of friendship. What does it mean to be a friend? Discuss with your child the true meaning of friendship. How can they be a good friend? Additionally, what does it mean to be a bad friend?



Parenting Tip:

While the topic of friendship is one that is and should be discussed often at a variety of ages, the idea of bullying is often ignored. Define and discuss the topic of friendship and bullying. How are they different? I’ve included a list of books you may enjoy reading with your child as you explore the topic of bullying.



Lucy and the Bully by Clair Alexander

The Bully Blockers Club by Teresa Bateman

Bully B.E.A.N.S. by Julia Cook

Jungle Bullies by Steven Kroll

The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neil

Don’t Laugh At Me by Steve Seskin





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Hyperlink Addresses:



http://urbanext.illinois.edu/bhm/historyforkids.html

http://fun.familyeducation.com/black-history-month/holidays/32871.html

http://www.readingrockets.org/calendar/blackhistory

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