Read books about families: animal and human, real and make believe. Ask your child to make connections between the stories and things and events in your child’s life.
Mathematics – ask math questions such as “You have 5 crackers and I have 3. Do you have more crackers or less crackers than I do?” “You put 4 crayons in the box. Now add 2 more. How many crayons do you have all together?”
Language development – ask your child to describe the steps necessary to do a common task such as making a bed, making a sandwich. Follow your child’s directions exactly and enjoy the experience.
Learning development – have a sorting party. Help your child sort his/her toys into toys to give away, toys to sell at a garage sale and toys to keep.
Problem solving – provide your child with opportunities to earn money for doing chores around your house. Then allow him/her to decide what to do with his/her earnings.
Personal information – review first and last name, phone number and birthday information.
Small muscle development – make collages with a variety of textures and materials. Use scissors.
Large muscle activities – enjoy time at parks, swimming pools, biking together and playing with friends.