Literacy – gather siblings, neighborhood children, relatives and friends to act out favorite stories such as “Goldilocks” and “Caps for Sale”.
Mathematics – use berry baskets as cages and pretend your child is the zoo keeper. Put 3 small plastic animals in one cage (berry basket) and 5 animals in another. Ask the “zoo keeper” which cage has more animals.
Language development – gather objects from the house, such as a sock, ball, bat, key jar and a pen. Encourage your child to say a word that rhymes with the chosen object. Accept nonsense words that rhyme.
Learning development – sort objects by size. Gather a collection of coins, buttons, milk caps, rocks and pine cones. Ask your child to sort them by size. Ask your child to show you the biggest, middle-sized and smallest item in each collection.
Problem solving – get a 25-piece jigsaw puzzle and work on it as a family.
Personal inforamtion – make an “All About Me” book. Have your child draw a self-portrait, write his/her name, draw a picture of your home, draw pictures of your pets.
Small muscle development – give your child a large tub filled with rice or beans and scoops and containers to fill and pour.
Large muscle development – go for a family bike ride.