Typically, I write about book deserts. However, due to COVID-19 shutting down so many venues where food is available, I decided to write about growing food in a food desert. There are many economical ways to grow food that it is imperative to share these ideas. Below are a few ways people are using recycled materials to grow food in urban areas.
I know that many of you are looking for online resources for children in grades K-12 online. There are great resources for children you can use to aid with their learning. Please see some of the sites I recommend below:
Unite for Literacy
Storytime from Space
The Free E-book Project
Internet Library of Free Books
Free Audible Books for Children
Free Kids Books
I know many of you are looking for economical and fun ideas to do with your children at home. Below are some activities that will keep children engaging for hours.
Making homemade bubbles
Basic Gardening for Children
Cardboard Boxcar for Children
DIY Chalkboard for Children
I hope this helps!
If you are a parent, teacher or caregiver, it is important that you have as many resources for children as possible. I found the following resources on the Unite for Literacy e-book collection. Below are two good resources for children. The first one is a book explaining Covid-19 to children. The second is a book about the importance of handwashing.
Kids want to know: What is Covid-19?
Wash your hands
Each day, I receive questions from parents about books, ideas for learning, schedules, and tips for learning at home. More recently, the posts regarding ideas for feeding children are beginning to increase. After working in a daycare setting for several years, I learned a great deal about healthy and economical snacks for children. If your child needs food that is gluten free and to avoid peanut, soy, and milk allergies, you can replace the peanut butter and nut suggestions with an additional piece of fruit, and/or extra raisins. You can also replace the ranch dressing with an oil and vinegar dressing. Below are seven suggestions for daily snacks to avoid feeding children too much pre-processed foods which are unhealthy and do not quench the hunger of children. If children eat cheap junk food for snacks, they will remain hungry and want more junk or food an hour later. The list below provides some variety and children will love the tasty treats.
- Homemade popcorn and Fresh Squeezed Lemonade recipes
2. Fresh sliced cheese, crackers, and apple juice recipes
3. Apples, peanut butter, and raisins recipe
4. Tangerine and nuts
5. Yogurt parfait with fruit and granola recipes
6. Carrot, celery slices with ranch dressing recipes
7. Smoothies recipes
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Dr. Flowers discussing books in the community at The Listening Tree bookstore. This is a great store for those looking for African American books to read with their children grades Prek – Grade 12.
My blog about the African American Read-In. Please feel free to access the actual blog post on the link below: