Creative Writing Starter Pages

You can start encouraging writing now with your child at any age. Start with building a love for books and images. Talk about the books with exaggeration. Increase your child’s vocabulary by describing everything with the most vivid adjectives. From birth your baby is learning language and how it is used. Feed that need to build their vocabulary so they can express how they feel verbally and nonverbally. Some fun ways to welcome language and literacy into your child’s life is by reading everything, describing your child’s emotions, describing what your child is wearing or doing, introducing books from letting…

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…

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…