The house is the perfect place to create the ideal space for reading!
Children spend most of their time at home. You can support your child’s learning while doing your daily chores. You can also ask your child to help you, or assign an activity to make it near you. Thus, you can talk and listen while you work.
Baby / Toddler
Pretty picture. Sure that your baby has interesting things to do while you are busy in the house. A colorful picture or a vase of flowers in front of her captivate your attention. But what is more preferred to see you! As far as possible, place your baby in a place where I can see and hear as you work. Talk about what you are doing in simple language as “baby looking, baby watching, washing dishes, looking at the baby!”
Music with pots and pans. When working in the kitchen can keep your baby close to you. Give some pots and pans of various sizes light. Also give a wooden spoon. She can make music while you use words like loud, soft, bang and tap. Show what you mean using your body and also expressing the corresponding words. For example, when you say “That’s so loud!” Cover your ears. When you tell him “That’s so soft!” Speak in a whisper.
Recycle troubleshooting. Toddlers like to create and solve problems using simple materials. Give your child some clean recyclables, for example, some cans of various sizes. (Make sure there are no sharp edges.) He will spend a long time getting the cans inside each other. As he works, you go introduce words like small, medium, large, and fits inside.
Preschooler / Pre
Super shadows. Place a large sheet on a table so that the cover down. Show your child how to safely use a flashlight. Invite him to go to his cave under the table to create shadows. Use words like dark, light, bright, night, brightness and shadow. Also give some small toys (like a little car) and encourage him to create shadows in different ways in his cave. Point out the rhyming words like night and car. Highlight the words that begin with the same sound and brilliant shine.
Shipbuilding. Your child can use recycled materials to make a boat. Gather items as polyethylene trays of meat, small pieces of cloth, sticks, ribbon, bottle caps, bottle caps, paper and crayons. You will also need scissors. Help your child to think about how he can use these materials to make a boat. “What will you use for the bottom of the boat?” “Make a sail?” Then help to make the boat. Later, he can use it in the bathtub. “You think it float?”
The reading corner. Believe a small corner for your child to practice reading. Put pillows and a soft blanket in a corner of the room where you are working. Add some of your child’s favorite, or some new books for him to look at books. Ask him to choose a book, look at the pictures and tell the story in your own words. Give enough encouragement to see the books independently.
An imaginary party. Children love to play pretend situations. Invite your child to play to give a birthday party. Provide paper and crayons or markers so you can make the invitations. “Who do you invite?” The names of the friends that he or she wants to invite. Then the girl copies these names on the invitations. Then choose the. Explain menu food menu means that she will have at the party, as the restaurant menu. “What are you wearing to the party?” If possible, let it fix and elegantly view. Then enjoy a special snack and a party for two!
First grader / reader-writer
Scrubbing Bubbles. Older children like to help wash the dishes. Give your child a stool to reach the sink. Give dish soap and read the label together. For example, a phrase that could read could be “avoid contact with the eyes.” Explain what that means. Then, tell and show the steps for washing a dish (remove fragile items). For example: 1) Put the water in the sink, 2) add the dish soap, 3) scrub the dish, 4) rinse the soap, and 5) Place the dish in the drainer. Later, during a family conversation, encourage him to explain the steps you took to wash the dishes.
Sort socks. While you fold laundry, put your child in charge of forming pairs of socks. “Now you can match the socks in pairs.” Invite him to make a plan to do so. “How do you think we should start?” Tell and show how the colors and sort into piles separate. Then, tell and show how to put socks that look the same. Remind compare the size and design of each sock as he puts them together.
Make a book. Give your child some paper and markers or crayons. Invite her to write a story about your favorite activity, including playing in the park. Start by reminding what she did. “First played baseball with friends. Then look at the trees and collected leaves. “Then help put each activity in history. Use words such as start and end. “How does the story begin?” When you are finished, encourage her to number the pages and decorate the cover. Help her write her name on the cover using the words author and illustrator.