And the Buzzword is… REMINISCINGDefinition: to talk or write about past experiences that you remember with pleasure
Join the fun with these activities developed by East Liberty Family Center, Hazelwood Family Center, and The Homewood Early Learning Hub & Family Center. Buzzword Pittsburgh works in partnership with the Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Pittsburgh Park Conservancy, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Trying Together.
REMINISCING THROUGH MOVEMENT
Ask your child to reminisce about a time they were really happy. Talk with them about that memory. Use the scarf to dance out that memory and show joy in the movement. REMINISCING about other memories that involve different emotions like sadness or anger can be helpful. They can dance those emotions with the scarf too.
Join Buzzword Pittsburgh and Hope Academy for a Creative Movement class on Tuesday nights from 6:30p.m. - 7:00p.m.! This virtual class will be held on Zoom and is geared towards Buzzword-aged kids and their families.
Classes will be inspired by the Buzzword boxes you receive, and will feature singing, dancing and crafting! There will also be opportunities to meet outdoors occasionally for special events. To register, use the QR code below, or visit cathedralofhope.org/uncategorize
Classes are FREE for Buzzword families. Just select the "Scholarship" option on the registration page.
A MOMENT IN TIME
Take some time to take a walk, whether it be a park or around your neighborhood. During your walk, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy wants you to think about what you see, hear and smell. Think about the things you love! Enjoy your stroll!
When your walk is finished take some time REMINISCING about your walk. Talk about the things you saw and heard. Write down or draw your favorite things from your journey. Was there a rock, leaf, tree, car, or even a building that made you happy?
Join the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust in dancing activities. Follow along with the video below.
Enjoy dancing, talking, and REMINISCING about love and how we love things even when they change. Green leaves turn red, yellow, brown, and orange in the fall, and we love the different seasons. Babies grow into children, teenagers, moms, dads, cousins, aunts, and uncles and we love them.
What things do you see that change and you love/like them at the beginning, middle and the end even if you’re sad that they changed?
Follow the instructions provided by the The Homewood Early Learning Hub & Family Center to create a memory book.
Step 1: Help your child think of important events from the past year. They can be things that took place at school, at home, on trips, with friends, etc.
Step 2: Have your child illustrate some of these favorite memories using the paper, crayons, and/or markers.
Step 3: Suggest that older children add captions to go with their pictures and help younger children by writing captions that they dictate.
Step 4: Punch holes in the edge of your book’s pages and use paper fasteners to bind the pages together into a book. Let your child choose the title and decorate the cover using the art supplies.
Step 5: Now, spend some time REMINISCING with your child about some of their favorite memories!
Follow the instructions provided by the East Liberty Family Center to create a time capsule.
A time capsule is a collection of items that is saved to be opened later, for REMINISCING or to let those in the future know what a certain time was like.
Let’s use our Buzz Box (or another box) to create a time capsule!
Materials: Buzz Box, time capsule label, time capsule inventory page, crayons, markers, or colored pencils, glue or tape, and found objects representative of this time period.
Step 1: Color/decorate your time capsule label and attach to the outside of your Buzz Box. Choose a date you would like to open your time capsule. We would recommend at least a year from now.
Step 2: Find six or more items to put in your Buzz Box. It could be a cartoon, newspaper article or picture, a sale ad from a store, a (clean) wrapper from a favorite snack, a favorite toy, a picture of you or loved ones, drawings, the name of your favorite song or book, or anything else that is representative of this time. It may be something going on in the community or something special to your household.
Step 3: Complete the time capsule inventory page and add to the box.
Step 4: Place your time capsule in a safe place to open later.
Personalized Recommendations Just for You
Looking for a good book, eBook, movie, or something new entirely? The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh can hand-pick something just for you! Visit www.carnegielibrary.org/match and send us some information about what you like (or don’t like), and we’ll send you a short list of recommendations. We can’t wait to help you or your early learner with your next match!