Find a common sight word in a book you are reading with your child and hunt for it on other pages.
Shape cookie dough into the letters of the alphabet to give your child practice forming letters.
Invite your child to give you the details of his day.
Ask questions that require your child to give more than a yes or no response.
When you read aloud to your child, ask him to name and describe objects and characters that appear in the illustrations.
Ask your child to tell you a story, then ask questions that help your child keep the story going and add details.
Teach your child letter sounds by helping him come up with words that begin with the same sound as the first letter in his name.
Challenge your child to name the beginning sounds of objects around her.
At the grocery store, search for items that begin with a particular sound.
Plan a picnic with your child by thinking of items that begin with the same sound.
Concentrate on the letter H while teaching the parts of the body.
Introduce your preschooler to the world of books and you'll inspire a lifelong love of learning.
Look for animals at the zoo that begin with a particular letter.
Wherever you and your child go, find ten things that can be tasted and begin with the letter T.
Rhyme is a fun way to reinforce letter-sound associations.
Pick a letter of the day and look for it everywhere.
Play this game with your child to create simple rhymes together.
Draw dots for your child to connect to write his name.
Show your child how rhythm and rhyme can be good memorisation tools.
Break words down into their phonemes, or individual sounds, to develop phonemic awareness.
Cooking together is a great opportunity to teach your child new words.
Play Simon Says to teach your child the parts of the body, from head to feet.
When at a store, teach your child the names of new things.
Discuss story characters and their actions to help your child comprehend and interpret what has just been heard.
Supply your preschooler with crayons instead of felt-tips in order to develop hand strength as she draws.
Help your child learn to write by filling a spray bottle with water and letting him loose! (In the garden, of course.)
When you are planning an outing with your child, encourage your child to talk about it before, during and after.
Here’s a tip to help your child ease into morning if he tends to wake up grouchy.
Help your child develop autonomy and sense of self.
Use songs to help your child learn to count backwards and forwards.
Compare prices at a hardware store to teach money sense.
Teach your child the parts of the body on different animals.
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.
See what your child is learning, every time you connect.
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