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.