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Summer Learning at Home with Preschoolers

Summer Learning at Home with Preschoolers at Kids 'R' Kids Northern Greensboro, preschool, daycare, childcare

Is your precious little preschooler home from preschool all summer?  If you’re like most parents, you want to keep your little one learning and occupied without spending tons of money.  Luckily, there are plenty of fun, easy ways to keep your preschooler engaged and learning over the summer months!

Oceans

Does your family take a trip to the beach during summer break?  You can make the trip more meaningful for your preschooler by doing an ocean study.  Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae is a fun rhyming book which shows different animals in the ocean.  Ask your preschooler to choose one animal or fish from the book each week to focus his learning.  Visit the library for non-fiction books about the animal or fish he chose or research online with your preschooler.  

Help your preschooler practice her math skills of sorting and counting with this fun craft activity!  She will begin by painting a paper plate like a jellyfish.  You will need to punch holes along the lower edge of the plate and write numbers above each hole (i.e. numbers 1-10).  Loop a chenille stem through each hole and fasten it by twisting the top.  Ask your preschooler to sort an assortment of beads by color.  Finally, she will add beads to each chenille stem based on the number written above the hole. 

Outdoor Literacy

Break out the sidewalk chalk and have literacy fun outside.  Create a six by six grid (thirty-six total squares).  Write a letter in each box.  Mix the letters up so they are not in order and leave spaces blank as free spaces.  Ask your preschooler to hop on the letters of the alphabet as he recites the alphabet.  He can use the free spaces to land on, if the distance is too far.  Alternately, practice spelling his name by jumping to the letters of his name.  

Summer learning at home does not need to be extravagant for your preschooler to keep up with his learning.  Incorporate literacy and numbers into his play and he will learn while playing!  

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