Red Raider Preschool Home Learning Suggestions
1. Read to your child daily
2. Play learning games- Put learning in motion by playing games that get
your kids moving while learning about a variety of subjects. For
preschoolers, start with a basic game that helps him learn farm animals, numbers, colors (create a hue scavenger hunt!), and shapes. What you choose to teach with this game is only limited by your imagination.
3. Practice writing- Writing is a skill your kids will use throughout their life. Teach them to write with methods that go beyond pencil to paper. Get messy. Let them trace. Connect the dots. Use Play-Doh to shape letters or draw letters in shaving cream. They'll be entertained and better prepared for school.
4. Colors- Kids are interested in learning their colors at an early age. With a pack of colorful pom-poms, you'll put them on a path to identify colors, learn how to count, and start sorting, which also encourages gross motor skills. At the same time, you're helping them develop their fine motor skills by letting them pick up the tiny objects.
5. Develop Counting Skills- Teaching your child how to count seems so simple but reciting numbers in the correct order is only the beginning.Play a game that lets them physically touch the objects they're counting. As an added bonus, research shows that hands-on projects activate kids' brains and help them learn better. Kids who are more advanced in their counting skills can try a variation of the game that will challenge them to think beyond counting to three and in terms of how many objects they actually see before them.
6. Enrich their minds with music- "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "The Itsy, Bitsy Spider" may be on a constant loop in your children's playlists. But there are so many more musical activities you can play together to instill a love of music they'll carry with them throughout their lives.
7. Go on a nature walk around your yard or a nearby park
8. Please refer to the Language Calendar for additional ideas!