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1 At Home Activities for Families The following activities are focused on cognitive development (math sorting and sequencing; counting; measuring; and subtraction) and language and literacy development (songs and fingerplays). Many of the activities can be easily adapted to meet your child at his or her level of development. Infants: Cognitive Development Activity: Which Box Is It In? Two boxes with lids A favorite toy that will fit inside both boxes Invite your infant to play a game with you. Then say, for example, I am going to hide this rattle in one of these boxes. You try to find it. Hide the toy in one of the boxes and tell your baby to find it. Where is the rattle?...is it in one of the boxes? Provide positive reinforcement for your baby s attempts and accomplishments. For example, say, You did it! You found the rattle! or You re looking in the box. You lifted the lid. Is there a rattle in the box? If your baby needs an added challenge, hide the toy in one box then move it to the other box while he or she is watching. Observe where your baby searches for the toy. Repeat the game for as long as your baby shows interest. Infants: Language and Literacy Development Activity: Pat-a-Cake Lay your non-mobile infant on his or her back on the carpet. Or invite your mobile infant to join you on the carpet. Gain his or her attention by chanting Pat-a- Cake while gently clapping your infant s hands together. Encourage your older infant to clap on his or her own. Pat-a-Cake Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, (clap to the rhythm), Baker s man. (clap to the rhythm) Bake me a cake (clap to the rhythm), as fast as you can. (clap to the rhythm) Roll it, (roll hands) and pat it, (gently pat your own or infant s tummy) and mark it with B, (use first letter of infant s name) and put it in the oven for Baby and me. (use infant s name and point to infant and then self) Talk about your infant s reactions to the song. Say, for example, You are smiling. Did you have fun clapping? Repeat the song for as long as your infant shows interest. Signs of interest may include smiling, cooing, and maintaining eye contact.

2 Toddlers: Cognitive Development Activity: Sorting and Sequencing Paper Shapes Clear contact paper (optional) Construction paper in different colors Scissors Cut five to ten of the same shape from construction paper in at least two different sizes. Cut a shape your child will recognize, such as a circle shape or a square shape. Cover the shapes with clear contact paper for durability, if desired. Show your toddler the different-size shapes. Start with three to five shapes, depending on your child s ability level. Spend a few minutes discussing the shapes. For example, ask, What shape is this?...yes, it is a round. It is a round circle shape. Then ask your child to point to the biggest circle. Ask your child to point to the smallest circle. Next, say, Let s put all of the big circles in one pile and all of the small circles in one pile. Encourage your child as he or she places the shapes in piles by size. For a younger toddler, only use two shapes at a time and have your child identify the small one and the big one. Cut other simple shapes in big and small sizes, such as big and small squares and triangles. Toddlers: Language and Literacy Development Activity: This Is the Way Introduce the song when you are doing something specific with your toddler, such as dressing him or her or when you are both washing your hands. For example, say, Let s sing a song about what we are doing. Sing the song This Is the Way. While singing the song, hold up props and exaggerate the motions. This Is the Way (sung to the tune of Mulberry Bush ) This is the way we put on our socks, (hold up socks) Put on our socks, put on our socks. (hold up socks) This is the way we put on our socks, So early in the morning. (put on child s socks or have child put on own socks) Additional verses might include: put on our shirt, pants, coat, etc. brush our hair brush our teeth drink our juice wash our hands read a book Encourage further participation by saying Show me how you put on your socks or Show me how you wash your hands. For an older toddler, use shapes in three different sizes small, medium, and big. Have your child place the different-size shapes in three piles by size. Depending on your child s ability level, have him or her place the shapes in order from smallest to biggest.

3 Discovery Preschoolers (Twos): Cognitive Development Activity: Counting Groceries Food items in containers, several of each, such as small boxes of raisins, cereal, or pudding mix Fresh fruit or vegetables, such as oranges, lemons, limes, or potatoes Large grocery bag, paper or cloth Show your child the food items and grocery bag. Tell your child that you will say the name of a food item and a number, such as Two potatoes or One box of raisins. Then your child will find the food items, count them, and put them in the grocery bag. If needed, model counting and placing food items in the bag. I will put three limes in the bag: one, two, three limes. After your child has placed all of the items in the bag, have your child remove them. For example, say, Take two of the limes out of the bag or Take three boxes of raisins out of the bag. As your child becomes more familiar with the game, make the activity more challenging by giving two instructions together, for example, Put two oranges and one box of pudding mix in the bag. As an extension, play this game at the grocery store. For example, while in the produce section, have your child place two limes or three potatoes in your shopping cart. Also consider placing produce items on the scale and talking about the concept of weight, such as heavy and light. Talk about how the scale works, for example, how heavier items make the scale go down further. Then place different items in the scale and ask your child what items are heaviest and lightest. Discovery Preschoolers (Twos): Language and Literacy Development Activity: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Stuffed animal such as a teddy bear Show your child the stuffed animal. Tell your child you will say a rhyme and your child will perform the motions you say using the toy. If needed, model a few motions for your child before saying the rhyme. Point out the rhyming words by saying, for example, Rhyming words have the same ending sound, like shoe and do, and light and night. Ask your child to listen for all of the rhyming words. Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Teddy bear, teddy bear turn around. (have child turn around with toy) Teddy bear, teddy bear touch the ground. (have child touch ground with toy) Teddy bear, teddy bear touch your shoe. (have child touch shoe with toy) Teddy bear, teddy bear say How-di-do. (have child say How-di-do ) Teddy bear, teddy bear, go upstairs. (have child move toy as if going up stairs or walk up stairs with toy) Teddy bear, teddy bear, sit in a chair. (have child place toy in chair) Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn off the light. (have child use toy to turn off the light) Teddy bear, teddy bear, say Good night. (have child say Good night ) Encourage your child to think of and perform other fun motions with the toy too, such as Go out the door and Sit on the floor ; Put on a hat and Look for the cat. (The motions do not necessarily have to rhyme.)

4 Preschoolers: Cognitive Development Activity: Measuring with Hands and Feet Child-size scissors Clear contact paper (optional) Construction paper Marker or crayon Plain paper Have your child place one of his or her hands on a sheet of construction paper. Trace around your child s hand with a marker or crayon. Then have your child place one of his or her feet on a sheet of construction paper. Trace around your child s foot with a marker or crayon. If your child is able to use scissors fairly well, invite him or her to cut out the hand and foot shapes. If not, cut them out for your child. Discuss the sizes of both cutouts, for example which is longer or shorter. Tell your child he or she will use the hand and foot shapes to measure different things in your home. For example, say, Let s see how many hands long our kitchen table is. Then work with your child to measure the table using the hand cutout by placing the cutout end to end along the surface of the table and keeping track of the number of times the hand is placed on the table. After measuring, ask, How many hands long is the table? Write the word table on a sheet of paper and record the number next to the word. Then measure something different. Before measuring, ask your child to predict whether the number of hands will be greater or smaller. Was your child s prediction correct? Preschoolers: Language and Literacy Development Activity: Five Little Snowmen Fat Teach your child the fun fingerplay Five Little Snowmen Fat. Repeat often so that your child memorizes the fingerplay and can say it alone or with others. Five Little Snowmen Fat Five little snowmen fat, (show all five fingers on one hand) Each with a funny hat. (put hand on head and move as if tipping a hat) Out came the Sun and melted one. (put arms in an arc above head and then slowly move arms down to the floor) And what a sad thing was that! (move index finger down cheek as if crying) Repeat the verse, beginning with one fewer snowmen each time. When you have no little snowmen left, say this last verse: Down came the snow, (move arms down to floor while wiggling fingers) And up they did grow, (pretend to build a snowman) And what a glad day was that! (place index finger at mouth and smile) Then measure the same items with the foot cutout. Discuss how the foot measurements were the same as the hand measurements or different. Why were they the same? (Because both cutouts were approximately the same length.) Why were they different? (Because one cutout was smaller than the other cutout.)

5 Prekindergartners: Cognitive Development Activity: Rolling Subtraction Balls that will fit through a cardboard tube (9) Cardboard tube, such as a wrapping-paper tube Child-size scissors Containers or buckets, small (2) Masking tape Marbles (optional, if small balls are not available) Plain paper Writing tools Scissors Draw two lines vertically on a sheet of paper. Draw two lines horizontally across the two vertical lines, to create a grid with nine squares. Write the numerals 1 through 9 in each of the squares and cut them out (or have your child cut them out). Set the number cards aside. On another sheet of paper, write the following blank subtraction sentence: - =. Place the balls in one of the containers or buckets. Place the other container on the floor beside a table. Use masking tape to attach one end of the cardboard tube at an angle slanting away from the table. Place the other end of the cardboard tube in the empty container. The tube should be angled downward so the balls can roll from the table through the top of the tube down into the container. Show your child the materials and tell him or her that you will use them to practice subtraction. If needed, remind your child that subtracting means to take away one number from another number. Begin by having your child count the number of balls in the container (nine). Have your child find the number 9 card and place it on the first line in the subtraction sentence. Then have your child select another card and place it on the second line in the subtraction sentence. Read the subtraction sentence aloud without giving the solution, for example, Nine take away five equals. Have your child select the same number of balls from the container and roll them down the tube into the other container. Ask your child to count the number of balls remaining in the other bucket. Then ask your child to complete the subtraction sentence Nine take away five equals four by placing the number 4 card after the equals sign in the subtraction problem so that it reads: 9 5 = 4. Continue in this manner by having your child continue to choose different number cards and complete new subtraction sentences. Consider having your child write each subtraction sentence on a sheet of paper and reading the sentence aloud.

6 Prekindergartners: Language and Literacy Development Activity: Ten Little Snowmen Fat Teach your child the fun fingerplay Ten Little Snowmen Fat. Repeat often so that your child memorizes the fingerplay and can say it alone or with others. Ten Little Snowmen Fat Ten little snowmen fat, (show all ten fingers on one hand) Each with a funny hat. (put hand on head and move as if tipping a hat) Out came the Sun and melted one. (put arms in an arc above head and then slowly move arms down to the floor) And what a sad thing was that! (move index finger down cheek as if crying) Repeat the verse, beginning with one fewer snowmen each time. When you have no little snowmen left, say this last verse: Down came the snow, (move arms down to floor while wiggling fingers) And up they did grow, (pretend to build a snowman) And what a glad day was that! (place index finger at mouth and smile)

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