Literacy – read daily to your child. Point out the features of a book: front cover, back cover, title page, author’s name, illustrator’s name and how it’s read from front to back.
Mathematics – practice counting to 10 by ones. Continue on if your child is ready.
Language development – together, write in a daily or weekly journal recording a special memory. Let your child dictate while you write. The child can illustrate the page. Re-read the journal entries often.
Learning development – play the “I Spy” game by looking for colored objects in your home.
Problem solving – make patterns with colored pasta. Begin the pattern and let your child extend it. Glue the final pattern(s) on cardboard.
Personal information – practice writing child’s first name in a tray of salt. Provide a correctly written model (name written in upper and lower case letters) for your child to copy.
Small muscle development – practice using scissors. Provide playdough snakes and soda straws to cut into little pieces.
Large muscle development – hang a hula hoop from a limb of a tree. Practice throwing balls through the hoop.