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LEL KIDZ ENGAGE NEWSLETTER, VOL 10

July 31, 2020 | Community, Engage Newsletter, Events, News, Resources

FEATURED FRIENDS ~ Meet Keaton Ridzon!  Keaton is 6 years old.  He is in Kindergarten and attends Greensburg Elementary School.  He loves to be outside, whether it is playing at the park, playing in the sandbox, or swimming.  Keaton loves sports!  He wrestled this past year and plans to play soccer in the fall.  Keaton also enjoys riding his bike and playing with his remote-control truck. Keaton is a very kind- hearted young boy.   Your LEL family is so proud of you, Keaton. 

THINGS TO DO WITH KIDZ

To make an Ocean in a Bottle:

  • Water
  • Cooking oil (we used canola, but vegetable would work well)
  • Blue food coloring
  • Large clear, plastic bottle (2-liter pop bottle, shampoo bottle, mouthwash bottle etc.)
  • Funnel

TIP: A mouthwash bottle is perfect, as it has a child-proof lid which prevents the kids from opening it when playing with it.

TEACHING KIDZ ABOUT DIVERSITY

To learn and grow, we must visit how microaggressions can affect others. What is a microaggression? It has been defined as brief and common daily verbal, behavioral, and environmental communications, whether intentional or unintentional, that transmit hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to a target person because they belong to a stigmatized group. Check out this episode of What would you do?  Using actors, they share examples of microaggression and conversation after each instance. Very informative!   https://youtu.be/Ku7tHvwc2Pg

A Great Read for KIDZ~ Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoDUJY9u9Jw

COMING SOON-More information about upcoming respite nights in 2020!