Plants Cant Sit Still

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Listen and watch

After listening to Plants Can’t Sit Still, talk with your child about how plants move. Look outside and describe plant movements

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Paint with Nature

Visit this site for instruction and videos on how to make a natural paint brush. Child demonstrates increasing precision, strength, coordination, and efficiency when using muscles of the hand for play and functional tasks.

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Explore Nature

Walk outside and count the plants you see in your yard. Then count plants you seed inside. Can you add them together?

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Grow it!

Did you know you can regrow some vegetables from their scraps? This video will show easy ways to regrow some vegetables. As the vegetables grow observe, measure, and eat. Discuss where food comes from and the different parts of the plant and what they are for.

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Turning on transcripts for YouTube Videos [PDF]

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Social Emotional

If you or your child are feeling stressed or upset try this wonderful calming technique. Pretend to hold a flower in your hand now inhale deeply through your nose smelling your flower. Exhale slowly through your mouth. Do this several times. Be creative and ask your child what their flower smells like or what it looks like. Maybe your flower is a dandelion and when you exhale you are blowing the seeds everywhere.

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