Quick Tips for Parents and Caregivers
Build language skills as you create fun ways to welcome each day. You might say, "Hello, terrific Tuesday" or "Good morning, silly Saturday." What other greetings can your child think of?
Help your child improve his powers of observation! On the way to school or day care, play a game of What Do You See? (I see a blue mailbox, a shiny car, a tall tree, etc.)
Discover patterns and sequencing in the kitchen. As you set the table, prepare each place setting in the same order and your child to repeat what you do. Pause every so often to ask, "What comes next?"
At bedtime, wind down and build memories by talking about the day together. What did your child see and learn today?
Keep the learning going! Happy, Healthy, Ready for School has tips on helping your child become an active, eager learner. Explore numbers, letters, and more with Math Is Everywhere and Word on the Street.