Being able to detect others’ emotions through their facial expressions is a facet of nonverbal communication. This activity is a great way to find and identify facial expressions and leads to conversations about what the causes of certain emotions might be.

Having fun with activities that build your child’s fine motor skills will build her confidence and the ability to use her hands. This activity provides a fun way for your child to practice her emerging drawing and writing skills outside.

Children like to see their names and like to write their names themselves. This activity will seem like magic to your child!

In the early stages of beginning writing, children may make letters incorrectly, but this improves as your child sees his name in print and is offered opportunities to write his name in fun ways. Help your child create a special name sign for his bedroom door with this activity.

Add some musical fun to your child’s quest for letter knowledge. Your child will love marching around the alphabet letters to music.

Have fun making up and illustrating funny sentences using words that begin with the same letter!

Create an Alphabet Book together. In this activity, your child will not only create a memorable book but will also practice writing letters, recognizing beginning sounds, and learning uppercase and lowercase letters.

Your child’s name is very special and is a great place to start teaching letters of the alphabet. Your child will enjoy singing the song, the “Letters on the Bus,” while holding an index card with one letter of her name.

Learning letter names and sounds takes lots of practice! In this musical activity, children will use musical plastic eggs to sing about letter names.

3-year-olds are fascinated by the simple things adults do every day, whether it be laundry, dishes or food shopping. These routine activities provide a perfect way to introduce your child to the concept of beginning sounds.