I Wish I May

Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 5 Minutes

Introduce the traditional nursery rhyme Star Light, Star Bright, and find out what your child would wish for. These types of language opportunities help to build vocabulary and confidence in talking and sharing.

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Blue Makes Me Think Of . . .

Prep: None / Activity Time: 10 Minutes

Drawing opportunities allow your child to work on the coordination she needs to hold a crayon, keep the paper still, and apply enough pressure to make her mark.

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Sticks, Humps, Bumps, Curves and Circles

Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 10 Minutes

Chances are, your child is familiar with the first letter of his name and may even have claimed it as “his letter!” Use his natural interest in “his letter” to learn about differences and similarities in letters.

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Same Sound All Around

Prep: 3 Minutes / Activity Time: 5 Minutes

Make a game out of finding objects in your house that begin with the first letter of your child’s name.

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Which Picture?

Prep: 15 Minutes / Activity Time: 5-7 Minutes

Here’s a fun, simple way to introduce your child to the different parts of words using pictures from a magazine and a few index cards.

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Peek-A-Boo Feelings

Prep: None / Activity Time: 5 Minutes

Here’s a game that can be done anywhere and any time you have a few minutes to spare. It’s a simple way to help your child recognize facial expressions and to talk about feelings and emotions.

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Feel and Find

Prep: 10 Minutes / Activity Time: 5-10 Minutes

Your child will distinguish objects by touch in this activity. Start by letting your child identify common toys and household objects.

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Shaving Cream Shapes

Prep: None / Activity Time: 5-10 Minutes

Children love “fingerpainting” with shaving cream. It’s fun, easy to clean up and irresistible to little ones!

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Bottle Cap Fun

Prep: 1-2 Minutes / Activity Time: 5-7 Minutes

This activity uses bottle caps in a variety of sizes and colors. Your child will have fun examining the similarities and differences he sees.

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