How closely are you monitoring what your children watch?

Dear PS 101 Families,

Once in a while we come across a TV show that becomes very popular and is not appropriate for young children. One of most popular shows right now on Netflix is Squid Games. Having watched this myself, I can tell you it is not appropriate for young children to watch, even if you are watching it with them as it focuses on violence and is very graphic. While ultimately it is up to you to decide how to parent your child, and what you choose to allow them to see, the concern is that there are no behaviors being “copied” from the show by your child.

We are hearing students talk about this show in the school and if your child has seen it or wants to see it, then I highly suggest you as their parent have a discussion about it with a specific focus on not copying any of the behaviors or language used in the show.

Please read this article about Squid Games and the effects on children:
https://childmind.org/blog/incredibly-popular-super-violent-what-parents-need-to-know-about-kids-and-squid-game/

GK

The ABCs of Healthy Relationships

Dear PS101 Families,

Through the Parent University, families are being invited to attend a one-hour, 30-minute virtual course entitled, “Helping Our Kids Build Healthy Relationships,” which will be held at 6:00 p.m. on October 19. The course is being taught by experts from the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence and the DOE. Parents and caregivers can learn about a new virtual toolkit called “The ABCs of Healthy Relationships,” and get tips from experts on how to support elementary school aged kids in developing healthier relationships. 

NYC Parent University Register Flyer  available in:

Activities with Your Child

Greetings PS101 families!

During this time when we are at home, in addition to your child’s daily class work from their teacher, I’m going to post links to activities that you can choose to do at home with your child.
*Please note that the links posted are not affiliated with the NYCDOE and may have ads.

Here are some activities from @nymetroparents:

10 Fun and Educational Apps to Keep Kids Learning at Home