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February Fun: Growing and Learning Through Activities

Welcome to our February Blog Series, where each week unfolds a tapestry of fun, educational activities for you and your little ones. As we navigate through the second month of the year, our focus is on nurturing growth and fostering joyous learning experiences.

Card that says "Hello February on a pink background.

WEEK 1: Groundhog Day Extravaganza!

As we step into February, we kick off the month with the celebration of Groundhog Day on February 2. Join us in unraveling the history behind this quirky tradition while engaging in delightful activities that bring joy to both kids and adults alike. From captivating stories to sing-alongs and crafty adventures, let's make the start of February a celebration of curiosity and laughter.


Activity 1: Story Time and Songs

Explore "What is Groundhog Day?" with a captivating video: Groundhog Day Explanation



Enjoy the children's book "Grumpy Groundhog" read aloud: Grumpy Groundhog



Sing along and have fun with this Groundhog Day song: Groundhog Day Song




Activity 2: Crafty Groundhog Day

Engage in a creative session with crafts related to Groundhog Day. Here's a craft video that could inspire some fun projects.



 

WEEK 2: Developing Fine Motor Skills

In the second week, our focus shifts to the development of fine motor skills through sensory play. Discover the magic of hands-on activities that not only entertain but also contribute to the crucial development of skills needed for tasks like tying shoes, writing, and more. Embrace the mess and the fun as we explore Oobleck, Fizzy Dough, Salt art, and engaging Sensory Bins.


Toddler playing in a box of sand

Sensory Motor Activities:

  • Oobleck: Fascinate your child with this unique gooey substance.

  • Fizzy Dough: Combine flour, baking soda, and oil for a fizzy reaction.

  • Salt: Create shapes in salt, add color with chalk or food coloring.

  • Sensory Bins: Fill bins with rice, beans, sand, or water for exploration.


 

WEEK 3: Valentine’s Day Celebration!

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches in the third week. Immerse yourself in heartwarming stories that celebrate the theme of love and friendship. From delightful read-alouds to crafting personalized Valentine’s Day cards, let's create cherished moments that symbolize the warmth of this special day. Additionally, delve into early math skills, discovering patterns through playful activities.


Activity 1: Love-filled Stories

Immerse in "I Love You Too" and "Biscuit's Valentine's Day" read alouds.





Activity 2: Creative Card Making

  • Craft personalized Valentine's Day cards with a helpful tutorial.


Early Math Skills: Patterns

  • Explore the importance of patterns in early math skills and engage in activities like creating patterns with shoes, socks, and more.

  • Discover the significance of early math skills and patterns in a child's development.


 

WEEK 4: Early Literacy Adventure!

As we approach the end of February, our focus turns to fostering early literacy skills. Join us in a musical journey through the alphabet, enjoy entertaining stories, and explore the world of nursery rhymes. This week encourages a visit to the library, letter writing, and the importance of name recognition for your little ones. Let's wrap up the month by instilling a love for language and literacy in our children.


Activities for Early Literacy:



  • Plan a library visit, write letters, and sing nursery rhymes.


 

Let February be a month of growth, fun, and learning for you and your little ones!


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