Try these fun, simple activities that can be shared with children at different times during the day. Any time is a good time to help build vocabulary!
Heading out somewhere? Download and take an activity sheet with you.
Letter Hunt is a game you can play with your child as you drive home from school, look at books, or grocery shop. Have fun looking around for letters.
When you and your child are riding in the car, or on the bus, spend time talking about what you see.
Look around while you are at the park and mark off the items as you see them.
Look around while you are at the library and mark off the items as you see them.
Look around while you are at the grocery store and mark off the items as you see them.
Look around while you are at the doctor's office and mark off the items as you see them.
Look around while you are at the barber shop or hair salon and mark off the items as you see them.
Looking for great math and science projects? Download these activities to do in or out of the house.
This activity can be done outside in the evening and at night in your home!
Which items sink? Which items float?
The next time you take a walk outside with your family, or play in your backyard, or a park, take an old sock and put it OVER your shoe!
Oh My! Picking out clothes for work and school can be bun for the whole family.
Mix and create recipes in your own kitchen
Help your child practice some simple addition and subtraction problems with his or her fingers while you tell a fun story
Make Your Own Fossils. Help your children make their own 'fossils' with toy dough or moldable clay the next time you are exploring outside.
Make some fun fizzing eruptions with baking soda.
Create Your Own Backyard Dig Site
Time for sitting still? Download and use these activity cards for quiet play interactions.
Young children like to touch and feel things that have texture. They also are very interested in their name.
Playing with alphabet letters is a great way to help your child see the difference between letters.
While you read to your child, ask questions that require more than a one-word answer.
Take time to read and talk with your child.
Have fun with words.
You and your child can share stories with each other.
When learning to talk, young children often speak in one word statements such as "milk," "truck," and "play". You can add more words to help them hear and learn complete sentences.