At Home Learning Activities for Kids – Week 2

We asked our PRO Club childcare experts and preschool teachers for some of their favorite at-home activities that provide great learning opportunities for children. Join us every week as we share more fun learning activities that will help shake up your cabin fever.

Infants and Toddlers

Shapes Recognition + Sort!
What will my child learn? Literacy and math.
Materials: Paper (colored or white) or cardboard, colored tape (painter’s tape or masking tape).

Cut out shapes with the paper or cardboard. Encourage your child to name the shape. Cut out multiples of the same shape and have them sort the shapes into similar piles!

Preschoolers (3-5 years-old)

Shape Hunt
What will my child learn? Literacy and math.
Materials: Toilet paper or paper towel roll tube and tape.
Book: Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Thong and illustrated by John Parra Web link to book: https://youtu.be/gunaGJVP3ts

Making your Binoculars: Place two tubes of similar size side by side and tape them in the middle. Make it more fun by allowing your child to decorate the outside of the tubes using markers, crayons or stickers. You can also attach a string to allow your child to hang them from their neck like you would actual binoculars.

Introduction: This story does an excellent job of integrating mathematics with literacy. The usage of shapes within the words of this story does just that. This helps children gain a better understanding of how math fits into their world, even if it is just a basic concept such as shapes.

Going on a Shape Hunt: Walk throughout your home or yard. Look for different shapes. Encourage your child to use their binoculars to find different shapes of all sizes. Once you spot a shape, stop and take time to discuss the different characteristics of the shape that you found. Reference the shapes discussed in the book as something that is similar to the shapes that you have found.

Elementary School Age

Learn a new language!
What will my child learn? A new language, literacy.
Materials: The free website, Duolingo.

This is a great time to start practicing a new language. Duolingo is an easy to use website that offers bite-sized lessons.

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