Things to Work on at Home

Things to work on at home:

  • Practice recognizing and printing name using capital and lowercase letters. (John Smith)
  • Practice cutting/drawing on a straight and wavy line, and cutting items out of a magazine.
  • Practice tying shoes, buttoning, zipping, and snapping clothing.
  • Set up a daily chore or responsibility that your child can carry out independently.
  • Play games to learn about sharing, taking turns, and finishing a task.
  • Read, read, read to your child! This will stimulate imagination, language development and thinking skills, as well as being a fun time together. 
  • Encourage your child to dress him/herself and independently take care of self-help needs. 
  • Help your child to follow directions by giving only one direction at a time and checking to see if what you ask is done. 
  • Provide your child with the opportunity to play with children the same age.
  • Listen to what your child says and encourage him/her to listen to others. 
  • Familiarize your child with alphabet letters and sounds, colors, shapes, numbers, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales. 
  • Provide opportunities for your child to learn about the community.
  • Count with your child.  Count crayons, beans, chairs, road signs, fingers, etc. 
  • Look at pictures with your child and take turns describing them.
  • Encourage large motor activities such as throwing and catching a ball, skipping, and riding a bike.