Riding the Bus

Today’s Activities

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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive The Bus

Listen to the story, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive The Bus. Encourage your child to participate in the reading. This is a fun and interactive story! After you listen to the story, retell the story together!
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Draw!

Try this drawing video of a bus! I suggest pausing it and adding step by step instruction for the parts. It doesn’t have to be perfect to let your child practice skills with a writing utensil.

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Collect and Sort

Collect transportation toys around your house, Count them, then sort them. Challenge your child to sort them based on more than one attribute!

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Taking Turns Taking Charge

The goal: To help develop self-awareness, make decisions, and see other people’s perspectives.

How to play: Start a tradition where one night a week you and your child (or the whole family) take turns planning a fun night. You could stick to a theme, like choosing which food to eat, movie to watch, or game to play. Or leave things wide open and let the person in charge pick.

Keep in mind: It might help to make a chart with categories like “Waiting my turn” and “Staying calm when doing something I don’t like.”

After the activity, get everyone to rate themselves. Then talk about what’s been working well and what they want to improve on.

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