Kid Friendly Learning Online

I always want to get my money worth when subscribing to a website for my children.  There are so many options and many more areas of learning to explore. Now I know screen time is a big issue because everything is online these days.  Children of all ages are glued to devices sucking up as much electronic time as they can. Some children become verbal learners due to their use of electronic devices for learning.  They know the information as long as they are able to answer orally.  If they are required to write it down or take a standardized…

Ball Tossing Game

Activity 8 – Ball Tossing Tossing balls at cans is a great way to build those number and quantity skills.  Have the kids count the number of cans to start and as they knock down the cans have them do some subtraction to determine how many cans are left to knockdown. Setting up the cans is also a fun way for your child to do some problem-solving.  Have them figure out how to build a pyramid with the cans that are given to them.  This game can also be played with bowling pins or water bottles. I have learned that…

Reading in the Park

  Activity 7 – Reading in the Park What a great way to enjoy being outside and reading.  Grab a small pile of books and head to the park or the backyard. You can make this activity a full day by visiting the library first and then heading over to the park with all your great choices. Grab a blanket and some snacks to enhance the experience.  Also to add to this outdoor time bring coloring tools and paper.  Have your child retell the story with their drawings. Some great books to consider Middle Child Luck books Your child’s favorite author…

Hopscotch Fun

  Activity 6 – Hopscotch The famous game of hopscotch continues to be a great go-to for outdoor fun and learning potential. Using numbers, you can have your child write the numbers in the boxes and identify the numbers as you play.  Another great way to learn is to have your child add two of the numbers the rock lands on. A variation of this game is to use letters that spell sight words, your child’s name, or letter blends. Take this opportunity to practice letter sounds. How to play hopscotch Instructions from kidspot

Bubbles

  Activity 5 – Bubble Making Nothing marks the beginning of summer like bubbles.  There are so many great ways to enjoy bubbles and this activity allows your child to make their own. Measuring and numbers will be the hidden learning factor of this fun activity. Below are the ingredients and measurements to make a homemade bubble solution.  I have also included some great websites that show you how to create different sized bubbles. Bubble Recipe 6 cups of water 1/2 cup of dish detergent ( I used Dawn, I read it works better) 1/2 cup corn starch 1 tbsp…

Water Play

  Activity 4 – Water Play Water play is the best for having fun and cooling down.  This activity can take place in a pool, a water table, or a homemade water play station.  These activities are not intended for you to spend money or travel far from home.  These are fun learning activities that can take place at any time of the day, on any budget, and the time spent doing the activities is totally up to you and your child. With water play, you want to add the learning by gathering some toys or safe objects out of the…