Establish routines and emphasize the importance of being prepared.
Why walk when you can skip, hop or slide? Make ordinary activities, like walking to the car, more fun and & challenging.
Help your child think about what friendship is and why she has chosen the friends she has.
Prepare your child for difficult real-life situations before they happen.
Make chores more bearable by adding an element of chance.
Help your child develop autonomy and sense of self.
Making her own simple meals or snacks makes your child feel responsible and accomplished.
Supermarkets can be educational places, full of learning games to play with your child.
Sharpen your child's memory with this anytime, anywhere game that can be played daily.
Use your child’s love of music to play the classic guessing game.
Bring an audio recorder on long trips for your child to log the travel experience.
Nurture logic and creativity in your child at the supermarket.
Help your child to sharpen her memory skills on your next trip to the supermarket.
The farmers' market is the perfect place to nurture healthy food habits.
Stumped for a solution? Try brainstorming as a family.
Turn your kids on to the arts. It's an exposure to creative, flexible, and nonlinear thinking.
Tired of the old routine? Take an educational excursion to your museum with these tips for keeping it fun.
When you play games with your child, should you let him win?
The Nation's Report Card shows a persistent gap between boys and girls in reading skills. Dads, you can help.
A blank page, a handful of crayons, and a great idea are all you need to get started on the creative path.
To nurture the creative spirit, encourage your child to solve problems by looking at them from a new point of view.
Give your child practice with word and letter recognition.
Shaping cookie dough into the letters of the alphabet gives your child practice learning letters.
Challenge your child to discover how many ways she can use or identify the assigned letter of the day.
Stretch your child's vocabulary and his acquaintance with colors with a simple box of crayons.
Encourage your child to keep a journal in words or drawings to express feelings.
Show your child how reading and writing are useful in everyday life.
Show your child that books and reading are important.
Help your child find his inner storyteller by stretching his imagination.
Here are a couple of word games kids and grown-ups can play anywhere!
Play a verbal word game with your child to improve her reading and spelling skills.
Read simple chapter books to your child so he can create the pictures in his head.
Encourage a quiet child to open up to practice listening and speaking skills.
Use songs to help your child learn to count backwards and forwards.
Incorporate ordering and sequencing into daily routines to prepare your child for addition and subtraction.
Establish early number sense and one-to-one correspondence.
Challenge your child’s number sense by embarking on a number safari.
Mother Goose and other collections of nursery rhymes are rich resources for math literacy.
Help your child grasp the difficult concept that the number of things does not change if they are rearranged.
Your child can practice number recognition on a shopping trip.
Cooking is a great way for your child to become familiar with units of measure.
Encourage budgeting by helping your child see where their money goes.
Compare prices at a hardware store to teach money sense.
Introduce a new perspective on vegetables that makes them seem like an earned treat.
Use frozen peas to cool down hot soups and add nutrition.
Persuade a reluctant bather by adding an element of fun to bath time.
Even as your child skips off to school, you’ll remain his most influential teacher. Follow these tips for learning at home—you’ll see a world of difference in your child’s academic achievement.
Is your child ready for kindergarten? Although each child is unique and develops at his or her own pace, most educators and developmental experts agree upon a certain set of skills as essential tools for further development and achievement in school.
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