Thank you to all for helping me brainstorm ways we can best support our children in the coming days and weeks. I want to send an especially big THANK YOU for your patience as I, like you, have been working on processing a mountain of information in trying to figure out how to move forward in taking care of my family and our community in these very strange times. I’m still not sure what the coming month will look like, but connecting with you and receiving pictures from you has helped. A special thank you to those of you who have already reached out and for sharing such great ideas via our parent survey. If we haven’t yet talked, I hope to connect with you soon!
It may take me some time to incorporate a few of these ideas, but here are a few ways I hope to stay connected with you moving forward . . .
- Daily Instagram posts – I will likely post 2-3 a day. Each morning I’ll post a morning message to you, and either sing a song, read a story, or share activity ideas for the children. No pressure to read or like everything, I just want to post ideas as they come up for those of you who are looking for some inspiration!
- Weekly blog posts – Posts will vary. Likely, I will elaborate on some of the activities I share on Instagram to give you ideas on how to extend those activities at home or use the blog to share additional resources, including recommended books.
- Facetime and phone calls – I am available starting today to FaceTime between the hours of 10 and noon and later in the afternoon. Just shoot me a text when you’re available and we’ll make a plan, I’m flexible. and look forward to seeing the kiddos.
- Virtual circle – I’m exploring the use of Zoom for a virtual circle time, so we can all see each other live. I never thought I’d see the day, but here we are. This, as with everything else, is optional, but I’d love to see you if possible. Details coming soon.
Finally, I want to encourage you all to reach out to each other! Some of you have already shared pics of your kiddos doing fun things at home, and I’m sure other parents would love to hear your ideas. I also think the children would love to see each other via FaceTime. I know that too much screen time is not ideal for our little ones, but in this very unprecedented time, we are having to adapt and, frankly, we are fortunate to have technology that we can use to our advantage at this time to stay connected with one another. Though it’s not what we’re accustomed to, any connection with others will help both you and your children at this time.
Stay well, and I look forward to seeing you soon!