No matter what age your child is, you can make reading a part of every stage of their childhood. As they discover and experience the joy of reading, your children will also be working on their language and cognitive development. Here are some great tips for you to use at every age and stage in your child’s reading journey.
What’s better than adorable animals? Reading about them with your children! There are so many fantastic children’s books featuring animal characters that children connect and engage with. Practice reading with your child with some of these great books:
One of the best parts of summer is planting a garden and harvesting the fruits (and vegetables) of your labor! Ask your children to help you in the garden whenever possible. Not only will they enjoy spending quality time with you and getting dirty, they will also learn a lot! Gardening teaches children about the environment, plant lifecycles, science, math and more.
All of the best fresh produce is in season during the summer, so there’s no better time to teach your children about nutritious meals. The easiest way to introduce children to eating a range of food is to use the rainbow. Introduce tasty fruits and veggies of all colors and encourage sensory food play to help your little ones feel confident to try new foods and flavors. Here are a few fun food play ideas to help get you started.
How can your child enjoy the water safely and away from the crowds? Bring a small inflatable pool and fill it with lake or beach water to create a small splashing pool. Under your close watch, your child will enjoy the water safely, and with their favorite water toys! When you’re ready to go, just drain the pool and flatten it for easy transportation.
Try out some of these easy, engaging ideas to beat the end-of-summer heat!
Has applying your child's sunscreen this summer been a battle? Make it fun and claim victory!
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