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Dear Sun Bright Parents: This newsletter is being designed to give parents some ideas and suggestions about activities you can do with children at home. Also, we would like to share some information and resources with you and your family that we feel you can benefit from. 


Home Connections- Activities to do with your children: 

Toddlers: 

Sit with your toddler and explain to them what bottles are and why we use them. Make a bottles capsule using one of their old bottles/cups for them to shake up/down and see different colors. Use food coloring and water, don’t forget to seal the top so the water doesn’t come out. 

Preschoolers:

Question of the day

Can you open and close these bottles?

Collect different bottles with screw tops. Introduce new vocabulary words, like how wide is the circle on the bottle. Look at different sizes, and ask open ended questions. Have the child/children line the bottles up to see the different sizes. Explore the different ways to turn the tops off/on. Encourage them to talk about sizes,shapes and styles of the bottles. 

Song Hand Jive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS_D9Y2LLk

Letter Dd Song 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb8DqmNWg

Read Aloud  David Goes to School 

School Age: 

Students will play a jar game, go around the house and collect 10 to 20 bottles. Different size, style and colors. Sort and count bottles according to color. Use a recycling bin to gather all the bottles. Sort the bootles by style and labels. Use bottles to make different capsules. For example, one capsule can be water and food coloring, blue for the ocean. Another game using bottles can be a bowling game.    


Resources 

 FREE CHILD CARE: If you don’t have Child care Subsidy–  There is no waitlist- Apply Now here- Ihttps://philadelphiaelrc18.org/for-parents/

If you already have Child care Subsidy- Don’t lose your subsidy–  Important information ELRC for families: Parents to submit your redetermination paperwork timely, even if they are not currently working. During this crisis, parents who are not working at redetermination will be granted “presumptive eligibility” for 92 days from their redetermination due date. If they are still not working at the end of that 92-day period, another 92 days will be granted. Parents who are working and whose paystubs may reflect overtime or a pay differential (i.e. hazard pay) should know that this amount will be disregarded when calculating their income for eligibility and co-payments. Parents can get additional information, including forms that they can print and submit, on our ELRC 18 website on the Parents’ Corner tab.

Septa– Here is a link that will keep you updated on all new changes on different bus routes 

http://septa.org/covid-19/

Unemployment benefits– 

http:///ww.uc.pa.gov

Snap benefits-Check on the Fresh EBT app or click the link below to see if you qualify for the OTI benefits

https://www.cbpp.org

Here are a list of places that will be providing Free Breakfast/Lunch  https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-28-where-to-find-free-nutritious-food-during-covid-19/

Info on the Covid-19 

People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment

Self care

If you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you’ve recovered. You can relieve your symptoms if you:

rest and sleep

keep warm

drink plenty of liquids

use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough

STAY HOME.SAVE LIVES.

Help stop coronavirus