6 Puzzles to Make Using Household Items

Puzzles are a great way to help your early learner with problem-solving and thinking skills.  Cognitive Development gives your child the tools they need to explore their environment and to problem solve. Puzzles also help with other areas of development; fine motor, language development, and math. Early Learners can get bored with traditional puzzles, so to keep things fun I have provided 6 puzzles to make using items found in your home. The bonus is, it cost nothing to help your child develop in this area of learning. Cereal Box Puzzle When you are all done with your cereal, take…

Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

Activity 3: Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt I love to take walks through the neighborhood, especially on cool mornings.  If you don’t have the luxury of taking morning walks, afternoon and evening walks are great too. When the kids are in the mood to tag along for the exercise, they are usually playing and running around not noticing the beautiful things in our neighborhood.  With my younger ones I like to challenge them to show me things in the neighborhood, there could be hidden gems in front yards and in trees. For activity three I thought a neighborhood scavenger hunt would be…

Outdoor Chalk Writing

Day One: Chalk Writing Outdoor chalk is one of the greatest tools invented (in my opinion).  The thick chalk is great for beginner writers, it helps build fine motor skills. Now with outdoor chalk, you can encourage your child to write their name and any sight words they may know. The greatest gift to a  Kindergarten teacher is for your child to write, identify, and spell their first and last name. I don’t expect your child to write out their full name outside on the sidewalk, for all the people we may not trust to see, but writing their first…