Early Learning Ideas for Home
For the week of June 10-17
(DON’T FORGET DAD/GRANDPA/PAPA SUNDAY, JUNE 21)
Things we can do Everyday:
These are activities that you may already be doing or that you can build off of and make them yours. See where it takes you…
- Teach independence, responsibility and stress free with this great visual checklist from Pinterest: Daily MORNING and BEDTIME Routine Checklist
- From BC Healthy Families: Making Family Meals Enjoyable
- Start them young!! What better age to foster responsibility, routine and contributing to the family home! Click on this link from Pinterest for Chores by Age
Playful Literacy Ideas:
Decide which activity you’d like to do or do them all this week. Here are some great ideas and “Father’s Day” themed stories:
- Click on the following YouTube link for a great “dad” story: When Dads Don’t Grow Up!
- This Father’s Day don’t forget your grandpa/grandfather/papa. Planning on spending time with him? Click on the following YouTube link for ideas: How to Babysit a Grandpa!
- Create a “Camping Story Book/Album using your camping pictures-print off pictures of your camping adventures (in the house, backyard or campsite) and paste in a notebook/scrapbook and have your child tell the story! Write down your child’s words-word for word.
- Have fun with this YouTube Video-echo the song with your child and make up actions for: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Playful Numeracy Ideas:
Decide which activity you’d like to do or do them all this week.
- Go on a nature scavenger hunt around your yard, the park, the campsite or Community Forest! Click on the link for a great idea for keeping all your nature scavenger hunt treasures safe Nature Scavenger Hunt
- Is your child a rock magnet? Go with it and turn it into a fun learning opportunity with this Rock Sorting and Classifying Activity
Art and Craft Ideas:
- Tiss the season for camping, why not combine with some fun crafts. Click on “Capturing Parenthood” link for Camping Inspired Crafts
Some Cool Science:
Here are some cool simple science activities:
- Click on the link from “Raising Lifelong Learners” for a great outdoor science experiment! Leak Proof Bag Experiement
- Keep busy this summer with 25+ Must Try Summer Science Experiments for Kids
A Moment for Parents
These are links and/or ideas for parents to support their early learners while at home.
- Need a moment or ideas to do as a family? Click on the Pinterest link for ideas: 50 Things to Do this Summer
Pictures from Pinterest