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Preschooler Missing Milestones?

At-home learning resources, now available.

Thrive From Home Resources

Thrive From Home is here to help parents and caregivers across Michigan provide preschoolers (ages 3-5) with essential skill-building activities using resources and materials recommended by experienced state educators. Find the right video, activity or support resource for quick, easy ways to work with your preschooler at home.

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Thrive From Home Program Overview

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experiencing delayed learning?

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A Boy learning to jump from one step to another

Move like an animal – Gross Motor

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A boy and a Buildup coordinator pointing at grass

Fun with science – Science

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A boy and a woman looking down

Communication is key – Language

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A BuildUp coordinator zipping a boy's zipper sweatshirt

Nimble fingers, nimble toes – Fine Motor

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A BuildUp volunteer helping a girl read a book

Every trick in the book – Literacy

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A boy putting his finger in a plate of white sand for special needs learning

The write stuff – Writing

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A special needs BuildUp coordinator helping a child with Maths by using small blocks

Do the math! – Math

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An animated scene with two children and a comic animal wearing a red and white hat looking at building blocks

Cat in the Hat Shape Hunt Adventure Activity

Visit https://www.pbs.org/paren...
Colorful background and "30 Oh-So-Cool Science Experiments For Pre Schoolers" written on it

Preschool At-home Science Experiment Ideas

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An object spilling liquid violet color in the background and "20 Science Projects For Preschoolers" written over it

Preschool At-home Science Experiment Ideas 2

Visit https://babbledabbledo.co...
6 containers with Red, Orange, Yellow, Violet, Blue, Green colors in it and "1 Basic Slime 3 ways to make it epic" written over it

Fluffy Slime Experiment with Video

Visit https://babbledabbledo.co...
Two square boxes containing a lollipop and gummies packet in each

Snack-time Visual Support Cards

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Six images forming an infographic about washing the face

Small Steps Visual Support Card

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An educational infographic about ways to elicit language development

Language Development Guide with Visual Aid Card

Visit https://allisonfors.com/e...
A girl child sitting on a man’s lap and reading a book

Speech and Language Activities

Visit https://www.readingrocket...
Chris Kratt from Wild Kratts talking to a zebra with a PBS logo on the right bottom corner

Wild Kratts Baby Buddies App

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"Move to learn" written on books and "Shape shifting Pre-K" written as a headline on the bottom

Pre-K Shape Movement Video

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Pediatric Therapy Logo with five animated kids holding hands and "Pediatric Therapy Network” written below it

Movement Practice with Tape Lines - Video

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“Animals in Action” written on a blue background and animated animals on all the corners forming a frame

Animals in Action Video

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Infographic about moderate intensity exercises, muscle strengthening activities and bone strengthening activities

Physical Activity for Preschoolers Guide

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An animated image of two boys talking and an animal beside them

Ready Jet Go Chores Video

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A girl child brushing her teeth looking at an adult doing the same

Age-by-age Life Skills Activities List

Visit https://www.familyeducati...
A fluorescent yellow paper with 5 white box-shaped papers pasted on it and stickers and a scissor scattered around for education

Kids’ Weekly Refrigerator Planner Activity

Visit https://www.pbs.org/paren...
Daniel Tiger looking at his reflection on a Bathroom mirror

Daniel Tiger Bathroom Self-Care Game

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Close-up of a girl child looking at the camera

Routines for Independence Guide

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A special needs Build Up coordinator and a boy child cutting yellow papers with scissors

Super Why! Twinkle Letters Activity

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Face of an animated boy reading a book and “Reading rockets launching young readers” written in the background as a headline

Roots of Reading Video Series

Visit https://www.readingrocket...
A child sitting on an adult’s lap and reading a book

Strategies to Help Children Learn New Words

Visit https://www.naeyc.org/our...
Three photo frames containing an eye mask, the letter M and a striped red and green glove, one in each

Sesame Street Letter Museum Activity

Visit https://www.pbs.org/paren...
A Painting in the background and a brush dipped inside bowl of color

Trace Words Chalk Writing Activity

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A special child’s fingers picking up play toys on a table

Fine Motor Skill Activities

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Sketch of a child and house and scenery on its back and “How many chickens do Peg and Cat need to get back into the coop?” written on the top

Peg + Cat Chicken Coop Counting Activity

Visit https://www.pbs.org/paren...
A boy and a girl playing with grains at the dining table and a Build Up coordinator helping them

Daily Math Tips

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An Animated panda face on a white background

Circle Shape Crafts and Activities

Visit http://first-school.ws/th...
Play toys scattered around and a special child’s hand in the background

Math in the Mail At-Home Curriculum

Visit https://www.mathinthemail...
A drawing of Red Bug with black patches on it

Count Ladybug Spots Hands-On Activity

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A child playing with a ball and “Ball Skills: Teaching kids how to throw & catch” written on the side

Teaching Kids How to Catch and Throw a Ball

Visit https://theinspiredtreeho...
A Build Up special needs child cartwheeling in a garden

Gross Motor Skills for Pre-schoolers, Parent guide

Visit https://empoweredparents....
Shapes drawn on the street and “Shape Hopscotch” written on the side

Shape Hopscotch Game

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A twelve image collage and “35 Gross Motor ACtivities for on-the-go school goers” written in the center

List of Gross Motor Skill Activities

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A playroom in the background and “simple indoor gross motor activities for preK and K” written in the center

List of Indoor Gross Motor Skill Activities

Visit https://www.themeasuredmo...
“Math” written in the center and mathematical symbols around it for special needs children

Preschool Math Activities List

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Alphabet exercise and letters A to M written in big fonts

Alphabet Excersizes

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An Animated animal conducting an experiment and three colored test tubes on the front

PBS Science Ideas by Age

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 An Animated child and a real old man dancing, an image from the ‘Move with me’ video from The Learning Station

Move with Me Video

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Marvel Avengers’ logo which is an “A” written in Red and a Red circle around it

Move Like an Avenger Video

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A child wearing a red hat looking sideways

Fine Motor Activities List

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Sketch of a special needs Build Up coordinator asking a child, “what do you want?”

Develop Speech and Language Activities List

Visit https://www.icommunicatet...
“Children’s Museum Virtual Activities” written on a blue background

Children's Museum Virtual activities

Visit https://findachildrensmus...
Six animated children making six different faces and “Thrive From Home” written at the top

Emotions Card

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A special child’s finger smudging red color on a paper indicating art therapy

Indoor Sensory Games

Visit https://www.understood.or...