activities for babies
to your baby. Whenever you do something with your baby tell
him what you are doing. Talk to your baby a lot. Talking to
your baby helps improve their language skills.
games like peek-a-boo, so big, and pat-a-cake with your little
one. Playing games with your child not only helps them to
learn but it is fun too.
books to your baby. Start reading books to your baby early.
You can start reading to your children at any age. It is never
too early. Use board books, books with different textures,
or books with lots of pictures. Point to the pictures in the
book and describe the pictures. Encourage your baby to feel
the different textures in the book and to point to the pictures
in the book.
activities for toddlers
your child the alphabet song. Have fun singing the ABC song
as they learn their ABCs
books to your toddler. Read alphabet books, counting books,
books with different colors, storybooks or any book that they
like. Read a variety of books to your toddler. Try to read
to them several times a day.
your child his name in print. You can make a sign for their
room or cards for friends and family with his name on it.
Start showing him his name in print.
educational shows like Sesame Street and Between the Lions
together. Talk about the show after it ends or play games
related to the show.
activities for preschoolers
rhyming games with your preschooler. You can make up silly
poems and have your child come up with the word that rhymes.
Try giving them a list of three words and picking out the
two that rhyme.
your child on trips to the library. Encourage them to pick
out books they like. The library is an exciting place for
a child. Let them have fun and learn how to use the library.
Continue reading to them every day. Try to read for thirty
minutes a day.
you read to your preschooler, ask questions throughout the
story. See if he can figure out what will happen next. Point
to the words as you read the story so that he will start to
understand how print works.
your own books. Using construction paper you can make your
own books. Have your child make up his own story with pictures.
Have him tell you the story as he flips the pages of his book.
introducing him to different letters. Show him the letter
and tell him what sound it makes. See if he can find other
words that make the same sound. Use magazines and books to
see if he can spot the letter on the page. If you are driving
see if he can find the letter on billboards.
things parents can do to help their child read
yourself. When you go to the library pick out books for yourself.
Have family reading time where everyone reads. Children often
want to do what mom or dad is doing. What better example than
family time once or twice a week. Play games together, go
to the park, or make crafts together. Make time for your family
to have fun together learning.