Whether your child is at the kindergarten or home, educational activities will help him develop skills that will help him later on at school and in life in general.
Funny ways to teach your kid how to write his name
The first word that a child usually scratches on paper when he starts learning how to write is usually his name. Here are a few ways to give him a boost:
- Spaghetti or macaroni
Flour products can easily serve to write the child’s name on a piece of paper or wood. This exercise stimulates the creativity and the skill of your kid, as he has to break and assemble the spaghetti as to contour with them all the letters that compose his name.
- Whipped cream or toothpaste
If he is not old enough to use writing instruments, he can play with the decorating whipped cream or with the toothpaste tube and try to write his name.
It is a fun pre-schooling activity, and it’s worth the waste as long as the little one manages to contour the letters and thus write his entire name clearly. Mark this memorable moment with a beautiful picture.
- Chalk and sidewalk
Until getting to use a pen and paper, your child can try to write his name on the sidewalk with a piece of chalk or on a different chalkboard. The little one learns how to handle the writing instruments, so it is easier for him to scratch letters with it and thus write his name.
How to choose the perfect books for your child
Books for children are necessary pre-schooling activities. Books developing their imagination, their thinking and also their vocabulary. Recent research has shown that parents that introduce to their children the fairy tales world help them to learn new extraordinary abilities and raise their emotional intelligence and also stimulate their creativity.
From birth until two years old
- Books with big pictures, lively colored that portray familiar objects;
- Pages must be solid, made of cardboard, plastic or washable textile;
- The dimensions and the form must adapt to the capacity of the little one in handling them quickly;
- Books must stimulate the senses, through their prominent texture or perfumed pages;
- Stories must be short, with simple phrases, poems, and verses in rhymes, fun when being read by the parents;
From three to five years old
- Illustrations must be bright, colorful and attractive;
- Pictures must be simple, fun narrative and the action must rapidly develop to the outcome;
- The text has to ideally have many rhymes and repetitions so that it is easy to memorize;
- Stories must be related to daily life, must stimulate the child’s curiosity, and must make him want to know more about his environment;
- The best stories are fundamental concepts, life letters, numbers, forms, and colors;
- The characters must be the child’s age, and the animals must be real.
Crafting and other hand printing activities
Your child hand prints are a source of inspiration in making the funniest crafting. Starting with one or more palm prints or fingerprints of your kid, made with watercolor or paint, you and your child can create animals, greeting cards, landscapes, phantoms and many other decorations or great paintings.
One of the nicest greeting cards that a mother or a dear person can receive is an occasion to come up with a pre-schooling activity! It has the impressions of the hands or fingers of your child. Your child can contour an entire heart only by fingerprinting a piece of cardboard and thus he will communicate to a person that he loves the most touching message.