How does my brain grow?

The cognitive development of a child is critical to their growth!

It describes a child's brain development and includes skills such as reasoning, learning, exploring, and critical thinking.


It also influences other aspects of a child's development, such as language and social skills.

Did you know?
90% of a child's brain development happens before age 5!


This month, we will be sharing a cognitive development activity every day of the week. Make sure to check back next week for a different set of activities!


MONDAY

Let’s start the week with a Math activity!

  • Count everything you do – count every step you take, cutlery on the table, plates used for a meal, fingers and toes!

TUESDAY

Did you know? Children who rhyme easily learn to read more easily!


WEDNESDAY

We are exploring Math Patterns today!


THURSDAY

Explore texture – children love to feel objects.

  • Out for a walk? Pick up and compare textures of leaves, stones, twigs, grass, flowers, and pine cones.

  • Extend vocabulary by describing what you feel


FRIDAY

Try out this hands-on activity!


Building tower blocks

  • As you build, extend vocabulary – higher, highest, bigger, biggest, wobble, leaning, talk about colours used.

  • Knock them down and build again

  • Use plastic containers for a quieter game!


SATURDAY

Let’s enjoy the weekend by singing some counting songs!


SUNDAY

Playing memory games is a fantastic way to stimulate brain activity!


Grab a deck of cards for an easy and fun game. Select lower value cards and play “concentration” - place cards face down and try to match identical cards!

 

Prepare your child for success in school

HIPPY is a free preschool program for qualified families in Oakville, Milton, and Burlington. We connect parents with trained Home Visitors who will give you weekly support and training on how to prepare your children for success in Kindergarten and beyond. The 30-week program is based on children's literature with all the materials, activities, and tools provided to you by HIPPY Halton.