One of the first things kids learn as preschoolers is how to recognize and write letters and spell their name. Rather than just using a worksheet or having your child practice with pencil and paper, add a bit of fun and exploration with these 10 letter writing practice activities. Hands-on writing is much more exciting […]
10 Gross Motor Skills Activities for Toddlers
A few weeks ago we posted a list of activities that help children develop fine motor skills. As a follow-up to that, today we have a list of gross motor skills activities for toddlers that can be done at home. Gross motor development involves the larger, stronger muscle groups of the body. Gross motor skills […]
Bedtime can be quality time rather than battle time. By establishing a consistent routine, you can make bedtime more enjoyable for the whole family.
Haydenburri Lane’s Bedtime Safari products were designed in conjunction with child development specialists to help children learn the necessary skills and activities needed to get ready for bed.
Haydenburri Lane provides advice to parents on how to establish a positive bedtime routine and why routines are important. (Click here to read their Parents’ Guide.) And they offer a series of board books for preschoolers that make learning routines fun. There are five main characters- Bubbles the Hippo, P.J. the Bear, Chomper the Crocodile, Paige the elephant, and Rory the tiger. Each character stars in a board book and teaches a different skill.
A Useful Tool for Teaching Calendar Skills
Calendars and schedules are such an integral part of adult life, but understanding concepts like days of the week, months of the year and the seasons can be difficult for young children. Without a strong understanding of how the calendar works, it can be tough for a preschooler to understand concepts like exactly how long daddy will be away on a business trip or when his class is visiting the zoo.
Your kids will learn calendar skills at preschool or kindergarten, but you can give them a headstart with the “My Week” calendar from 2fishkids.
Be a Radio Flyer!
Radio Flyer’s Turbo Turtle is another hit from a fantastic toy company. My appreciation for Radio Flyer runs deeper than just nostalgia for the Radio Flyer Classic Red Wagon–they continue to come out with fun, innovative toys. And their new ride-on, Turbo Turtle, is a wild ride for toddlers an preschoolers. The best part about […]