Ready Set Learn is a Ministry of Education initiative to support families as their children transition into school. “Nurturing a sense of well-being and belonging is based on children’s relationship with their families, communities, and their cultures.” (BC Ministry of Education, 2021, pg. 7) We hope you will enjoy joining our team of educators as you participate in our month of April-Ready Set Learn free webinars. We believe that families are the first teachers of their children.
Will's Jams Virtual Concert
We’re inviting all Richmond families with preschoolers to attend our virtual Richmond Ready Set Learn concert with Juno-nominated musician, educator and dad Will Stroet of Will’s Jams. Enjoy this free pre-recorded concert from Will and his band featuring his most popular hits as seen on CBC Kids, Universal Kids and KidoodleTV. Will's interactive rock/pop songs are full of witty wordplay and catchy singalong choruses, and explore the themes of literacy, active healthy living, creativity, animals and the outdoors.
Richmond School District’s April Ready Set Learn Webinars for Families
“Families are their children’s first teachers. They are knowledge keepers. They are respected as teachers of culture, heritage, language, and values. Families have a profound impact on the beliefs, knowledge and well-being of children.”
Taking Care of Yourself
Meet our Counsellor Consultant, Ellen Hsu for a conversation about how to care for yourself especially during Covid. Ellen will talk about supports that are available for families in our Richmond schools and in our community.
For Parents: Monday, April 12th, 1:00-1:45 pm
Songs, Rhymes and Stories
Songs, Rhymes and Stories with Thompson StrongStart Educator Ms. Irina. This 30- minute engaging session for children makes learning fun! Ms. Irina will include some helpful tips for parents on starting Kindergarten.
For Children: Wednesday, April 14th, 11:00-11:30 am
It’s an Eggstravaganza!
Come join Ms. Jindy from McNeely StrongStart as she shows you how to have fun with eggs! You will make some interesting discoveries about eggs. Ms. Jindy will show you how you can scramble up some deliciousness!
For Children: Friday, April 16th, 11:00-11:30 am
A Walk in the Park!
Join our Early Learning Team from Richmond School District as we meet for a walking adventure at Richmond’s Garden City Park. We believe that children need to be outdoors where signs of spring are everywhere! We have some fun activities planned. Meet at the Children’s play area, rain or shine. Please dress for the weather.
For Families: Monday, April 19th, 1:00-2:00 pm Meet at Garden City Park
Science for Preschoolers!
Meet Ms. Angela from Grauer StrongStart where she will show you some easy experiments that you can do with your children at home. Have you ever wondered how plants grow? Did you ever think about why we give plants water? These experiments use our 5 senses: seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling.
For Children: Wednesday, April 21st, 1:00-1:30 pm
Learning Happens at the Outdoor Garden Patch
Join Ms. Tara in this virtual session at Walter Lee StrongStart. She will be showing the children the outdoor garden patch. Imagine delighting your senses by breathing in fresh air, smelling and feeling the dirt, planting seeds, and observing the lifecycle of plants.
For Children: Friday, April 23rd, 11:00-11:30 am
I am Already Learning!
In this session, we will discuss some important skills that are foundational for learning in the school years. We believe children learn best through play. Marie Thom, Early Learning Consultant and Ms. Angela from Grauer StrongStart will share some of their favourite learning activities.
For Parents: Monday, April 26th,1:00-1:45 pm
Welcome to Kindergarten
Early Learning Consultant, Marie Thom is hosting a virtual Welcome to Kindergarten event for parents of children entering Kindergarten in September 2021. Learn about this late spring event and see how to use the materials in the WTK bag. Session is 45 minutes.
For Parents: Wednesday, April 28th, 4:00-4:45 pm