The weather is changing! As we move into fall, the days get shorter and the temperatures drop. It’s time to break out the hot chocolate, and it’s also a great time to teach your little one about seasons and clothing.
Target Age: Middle four-year old Materials You Will Need: confetti, glitter, markers, sequins, paper What To Do:
The best years to promote your child’s curious mind are during the first five years, when brain cells are developing. Providing developmentally appropriate play activities during these years can help your child achieve success in kindergarten and beyond. The other day my grandchild and I “made a volcano.” We poured distilled white vinegar over a pile of baking soda which was in a bowl. He loved seeing the bubbles and sizzles that resulted . He wanted to know why this happened so we went to the computer to take a look at photos of volcanos to discuss how eruptions evolve.
The most critical period of human brain development is between birth and age 5. That is why engaging with your child and introducing early learning opportunities through play is so important. By using materials around your home, you can introduce your child to basic math, language, science, and other concepts. I had my 4 year old grandchild over the other day. I took 3 circle shaped cookies and had him take a small bite out of one, a larger bite out of the other, and an even larger bite out of the last cookie.
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Engaging with your child is fun and productive as you introduce basic math concepts through play with your child. Try this activity!Fruit Fractions
Preschoolers have high energy and need time to engage in active play in order to learn about their world and be prepared for Kindergarten and beyond. At first, infants learn primarily through using their five senses. As they develop physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively, children tend to enjoy more challenging activities. Fundamental learning and understanding through active play prepares children during their formative years for s