Watch your child enjoy this activity using an adult paint brush! Set a large piece of paper on the floor of your house or sidewalk. Show your child how to go back and forth on the paper using water. Your child may end up 'painting' more than the paper!
The habit of counting to children will begin to help them understand numbers when they are older. Whenever your child is going up or down the stairs, count each step. Your child will begin to absorb this language.
Children love their own space to play! Locate a large cardboard box. Turn it upside down and cut out a door and windows. Encourage your child to take favorite toys inside the house to play. Encourage your child to say , "Bye Bye" when going inside and ,"Hello" when entering your space.
Shapes are fascinating to children! Show your child 2 rectangles, 2 squares, and 2 circles. Scatter the shapes on the floor in front of your child. Put one of the shapes in your hand and name the shape. Ask your child to find the other shape. If your child just wants to play with the shapes, that's fine! Try the activity later.
Understanding color concepts can be learned through play. Locate 4 colored blocks: red, yellow, green, blue. Put the red block in your child's hand. Say, "Red." Put the yellow block in your child's hand. Say, "Yellow." Put the two blocks together in front of your child. "May I have red?" Put out your hand and say, "Thank You." "May I have yellow?" Do the same with the remaining 2 blocks. Put the blocks in a basket and put it on your child's toy shelf. This activity is fun to repeat.
Your child is observing various vehicles as you walk and drive around. This activity will help your child understand how these vehicles move. Download pictures of different vehicles, (train, plane, truck, boat, etc.) Describe where each vehicle moves. "The plane flies in the sky." "The truck drives on the road." "Children ride bicycles on the sidewalk." "Trains travel on railroad tracks."
Enjoy watching your child's creativity shine! Place 3 or more stampers along with 3 different colored stamp pads in front of your child. Tape a large piece of paper on a table and observe as your child experiments. You may want to use the piece of artwork as your decorative tablecloth during mealtime today.