Right Brain Education: TweedleWink Lessons for Home – Part 3

This series of TweedleWink lesson outlines provided by Right Brain Kids is a terrific way to supplement and build upon the knowledge from the TweedleWink Program. They can also be used as a homeschool curriculum. To view more lessons, follow TweedleWink on Facebook. I keep a copy of these lessons here for my own easy reference:

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(I have added additional resources that I have come across)

TweedleWink Science: The Periodic Table

Early exposure to the periodic table gives your child a greater awareness of all life around him. He begins to understand that life is made up of elements–important tiny building blocks. He learns their names. And he sees that they are each a part of a “family.”

Children with this type of educational foundation soon make quick connections from these lessons to: nutrition, photosynthesis, respiration, soil and farming, rocks and minerals, ecology and more!

Here are some fun things you can do at home.

3 FUN WAYS to anchor the facts after class (or DVD lesson):

1. LOOK

Source: Visual News

See Also:

2. SING

The Elements Song by Tom Lehrer

Meet the Elements by They Might be Giants

Periodic Table Song by Peter Weatherall

More on Peter Weatherall and They Might be Giants on Learning with Music.

3. PLAY

See Also: Games that Teach Children about the Periodic Table Elements.

TweedleWink World Cultures: Italy

BEFORE YOU EMBARK…

Prepare your child’s mind with picture images so that your imaginary journey is rich and meaningful. If you have a globe, world map or atlas, locate Italy with your child. Then, go on-line and explore great travel sites: point out the clothing, language spoken, or try a recipe for dinner!

PEOPLE & PLACES

National Geographic Kids: Italy – Facts, Photos, Videos, Map

LANGUAGE

Italian Children’s Songs for Kids by Coccole Sonore Edu

FOOD & CRAFTS

Cooking in the kitchen with the kids:

Paper plate pizza:

  • You will need a paper plate, crayons, yellow highlighter, colored paper, child-friendly hole punch, glue.
    • DOUGH – Give your child a white paper plate. This is the dough!
    • TOMATO SAUCE – Invite your child to color the paper plate with red and orange crayons.
    • CHEESE – Next, add a layer of yellow highlighter over your base colors. Blow, or fan the plate for this layer to dry.
    • PEPPERONI – Cut pink or red colored paper into circles (for pepperoni) or small squares (for ham/turkey ham). [KEY: circles = challenging, rectangles = easier, random shapes = easiest]
    • BLACK OLIVES – Cut small black circles (parent may do this if too difficult), then have child punch holes in the centers.
    • OTHER VEGGIES – Get creative and add other veggies! Cut out red tomato slices, brown mushroom shapes, green pepper slices, yellow pineapple triangles–you name it!

TweedleWink Art: Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch painter who used vivid colors and wild brush strokes in his paintings. Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” is his most famous piece.

Color “Starry Night” with your child:

You can also try this:

Get more ideas from this collection of Starry Night Depictions:

More Paintings from Vincent van Gogh:

TweedleWink Science: Types of Clouds

Learn all about clouds–the types, textures, appearance, altitudes, and what they tell us about the weather. On the right-brain side, clouds are a source of calm and inspiration. Our children often look up into the sky and try to move them with their minds! Try it!

AT-HOME PLAY 

Experience the “feel” of different clouds!

  • Cirrus – chalk
  • Stratus – mayonaise
  • Cumulus – cotton or shaving cream
  • Cumulonimbus – colored shaving cream

You can create a cloud lamp by wrapping a low-watt, protected, hanging light with quilt batting.
(CAUTION: Make this “cloud light” only for a quick lesson. We could not find directions to make one that ensured it would be safe for longterm use!)

Make Clouds in a Bottle:

Here’s another one:

Instructions and explanation from Steve Spangler Science

Here’s one you won’t be able to do but it’s pretty cool to watch:

How to make clouds indoors: The art of Berndnaut Smilde – BBC News

You can also try these activities:

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