Rat and Cat Both End With 'At'

Prep: 15 Minutes / Activity Time: 15 Minutes

In this activity, your child will use her previous rhyming exposure and experience to practice doing some rhyming on her own.

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What Do You Think the Kid Should Do?

Prep: 10-15 Minutes / Activity Time: 10-15 Minutes

In this activity, you can help your child talk through some difficult scenarios that they are likely to face when interacting with other children.

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Stamp the Road

Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 10-15 Minutes

This activity will give your child practice with left to right progression. In addition, the use of the stamps and stamp pad will help with fine motor development and eye-hand coordination.

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In My Town

Prep: 60 Minutes / Activity Time: 20 Minutes

Help your child learn the power of writing by helping her create her own home town book.

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“See It” – Mirror Play

Prep: None / Activity Time: 10-15 Minutes

It is most effective when children use all their senses to learn alphabet letters. One way you can help your child visually connect to letter shapes and letter sounds is with the use of a mirror.

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Storytelling with Pics and Sticks

Prep: 15 Minutes / Activity Time: 10-15 Minutes

To increase your child’s expressive vocabulary, let her retell her favorite story with craft stick puppets you can create together.

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Fun Words in the Kitchen

Prep: None / Activity Time: 10 Minutes

The kitchen is full of fun words like mozzarella, zucchini, and rutabaga! Many words seem to have their own rhythm and a beat.

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Going on a Prize Hunt

Prep: 10 Minutes / Activity Time: 10-15 Minutes

Learning about writing includes the understanding that print carries a message. This activity uses written clues to send your child on an amusing scavenger hunt, culminating with a prize at the end!

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Let’s Go on a Food Hunt

Prep: None / Activity Time: 5-10 Minutes

When learning the letters of the alphabet, children often first recognize the letters of their own names. They enjoy seeing the letters of their names and recognizing them. You might hear your child say: “That’s my letter!” or “That’s my name!” Why not go on a letter hunt with foods?

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The Gorilla Stands...

Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 10 Minutes

This activity uses a small plastic toy gorilla or other small toy to give your preschooler practice with prepositions.

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