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…

Sand Play

Activity 2: Sand Play Everyone loves sand play, the young and the old.  Well, the young may like it a bit more than the older, because the older has to clean it up and out of everything once playtime is over. Besides all of that sand play can be as big or as small as your child or the person who has to clean it, desires. This can be a part of a beach day or some afternoon fun in the backyard. The activity I have for today is hiding magnet letters and numbers in the sand and having the…

From Preschool to Kindergarten

It is time for SUMMER BREAK and I know parents, as much as children are ready for SUMMER FUN. Well, although summer means taking a break from the daily routine of school work and school-related things, I am a true believer in mixing learning with fun. Yes, you can have fun and learn at the same time, and it is my goal to make transitioning your child from Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten into Kindergarten painless.  This is an exciting time.  Your child entering Kindergarten and gaining independence along the way is a great reward. I have some tips and activities that will help you…

Kindergarten Readiness, 5 ways to prepare your child for Kindergarten

Most times when Christmas break approaches parents of preschoolers and Pre-k children began to wonder if their child will be ready for Kindergarten, in the fall. It is not premature to think about the readiness of your child, and how much more time is needed to prepare them for SCHOOL. It is a nightmare that every parent faces, unless you are that parent that has a child who adapts in any and every situation. Kudos to you and your nice life. To everyone else I know that anxiety. I have a large family so I did not think about how…