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Playing Activities
  • Preschoolers love to play games. Find games that involve letter and number recognition. Make sure to point out letters on packages, familiar signs, or advertising. These are letters on familiar print promotes letter recognition.
  • Re-use tall containers (cylindrical chip containers, water bottles, or paper towel tubes) to create bowling pins. Use a ball and try to knock over the bowling pins. This is great to encourage fine and gross motor skills as well as creativity.
  • Playing outside allows children to increase their curiosity by observing, experimenting, predicting, classifying, education through sensory play, drawing conclusions and exploring the natural world. Playing outside increases awareness of community, builds relationships with others, as well as increasing literacy and vocabulary skills. Take your children outside every day, even in the winter (for a short time.)