Welcome to The Learning Exchange (TLE) Winter and Holiday Activities page. Here you will find fun and exciting ideas and activities for all ages and members of the family to do! Visit this page for new activities & resources and look for new additions over the holidays.
LET IT SNOW!
These snowman activities and recipes are engaging, fun, and full of literacy skills, math skills, and STEM skills! Children learn to count, follow directions, read, problem solve and experiment or to just to have fun being creative!
Books introduce children to the exciting world of stories and help them learn to express their own thoughts and emotions. Find favourites on these free online story sites.
|Free Children’s Stories||Storyberries||Storybooks and games|
|Stories to Grow By||Storyline Online||Free Kid Books|
MUSIC, SONG & DANCE
Music stimulates all the senses, helping children learn to recognize patterns and sequence. Early music exposure helps children learn by promoting language, creativity, coordination, social interaction, self-esteem and memory.
|Winter Hokey Pokey | Winter Songs for Kids | The Kiboomers||Winter Snowman Dance||Wintertime is Here Song | The Kiboomers|
HOLIDAY & WINTER ACTIVITIES
Spending time with family helps create a better life for your kids. Have fun together with these activities.
DECEMBER HOLIDAYS IN CANADA + AROUND THE WORLD | ACTIVITIES
Few months present as many multicultural celebrations as December. From Christmas to Kwanzaa, the last month of the year is a “world of holidays.” Click on the links below for lots of fun family-friendly activities related to some of December’s holidays around the world.
|Holidays and Observances Around the World||Canada Calendar||Boxing Day in Canada||Jan. 2 in Quebec|
Please contact TLEliteracy@yahoo.ca for any comments, suggestions or if there is a December or holiday celebration you would like to see included in this section!
TLE FAMILY LITERACY SERIES
Use TLE’s Family Literacy Series videos to help instil a love of reading in your child or family member.
|How to Raise-a-Reader||How Reading Helps Kids Grow||Ways to Help Kids Love Reading|
|Learning Through Creative Play||Family Literacy Inside and Outside the Home|