Daily activities for the after-school time.

For years I’ve enjoyed this rich variety of daily activities with children. Whether in our after-school program or in our individual homes, there are enough ideas to vary them so that the kids look forward to the change.   I’d love to hear from you with activiies you do !

older girl tutoring younger

  • peer to peer support by pairing children who want to be gentle leaders with younger students
  • short sessions one-to-one with a retired educator or grandparent

dedicated tutor and student

  • reciprical learning relationship between the children and a college/highschool tutor (if it is is a good match, both enjoy each other and grow)

young adult volunteer tutors

  • Movement or adapted PE that breaks up the sitting time with common sense, every day planned, simple movements based on principles from occupational therapy
  • digital learning and fun exercises using computer programs, iPads, and Android  tablets
  • incorporation of  trained therapy dog in daily reading time
  • support blogs and the many other reference sites with pages of linked resources for creative learning
  • practical skills for teaching children social, personal skills. For example, making a simple snack and serving it to others around them
  • simple sewing or handwork projects for girls, and for the boys there are hand work projects such as a pre-cut wooden model. It often takes on special meaning to do these projects with the goal of gifting them to others
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