3 ways reading develops your child’s brain!

Snuggling up to read will stimulate your child’s brain development and imagination.

Reading supports language and emotional development and best of all, strengthens your relationship. Who knew you could gain so much while having fun!


These story-time videos are a good place to start:


The Grumpy Monkey


If You Give a Mouse a Cookie


 
Take a look at our selection of daily activities for developing your child’s brain!

MONDAY

Patterns are important for recognizing differences and are important skills when learning your letters!


Try out these fun online games to level up your pattern skills: Shape patterns or Make chickens dance!


TUESDAY

Rhymes help to develop listening skills! They help children develop an interest in the rhythm and patterns of language and are an excellent early literacy tool for learning.



WEDNESDAY

Have you ever tried Oreo Cookie praise? Try sandwiching your corrections between two positive statements or praise. Praise nurtures your child’s confidence and sense of self while encouraging their actions.

  1. Chocolate cookie bit – praise

  2. White gooey bit – correction

  3. Chocolate cookie bit - praise


This is what it sounds like:

“I like the way you tied your shoes
I think you have them on the wrong foot
Good work fixing them!”

THURSDAY

Music and singing develops your child’s memory, vocabulary and listening skills! Have fun with these songs and come back for more next week.


If you are happy and you know it


The wheels on the bus


Head and shoulders, knees and toes


FRIDAY

Today is National Play-Doh Day! Use this simple recipe to make your own; simply combine the dry ingredients and slowly stir in the water to form a dough. Add additional flour as needed and continue to knead until the flour doesn't stick to your hands.


Recipe:

1 cup flour

1/4 cup salt

1 Tablespoon Cream of Tartar (Optional)

½ cup warm water with 5 drops of food colouring


SATURDAY

Craft activities help little hands develop fine motor control. Use a paper plate and scissors and make a delicious pizza together - Glued to my crafts has a great craft for you to try!


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