Resources for Toys
Weekly Activity for 04/12 – 04/16: If your child has bug toys in their room, you can graph the insects. Graphing is a cool skill for kids to learn and a fun one to teach. Take out a few bugs (be thoughtful of how many you pick) and make a simple graph on paper. First, have your child sort the insects. Then, help them line up the groups in the graph.
The most important part – ask questions! “Which has the most? Which has the least? How many more ants are there than bees?”
ESTIMATED TIME: 30 MINUTES
Weekly Activity for 04/05 – 04/09: For this week, you should encourage your child to count toys. This is great for helping your child continue to learn about numbers. These toys can range from simple stacking sets to indoor bowling sets. Toys that encourage children to play with others also help them to build social skills. This incorporates play into your child’s day which can be fun and also beneficial for their growth.
ESTIMATED TIME: 20 MINUTES to 40 MINUTES
Weekly Activity for 03/15 – 03/19: Get some playdough and separate into small pieces and place in separate containers. Mix in different ingredients to create smells and colors. Scented extracts like cinnamon, lemon, or vanilla are good suggestions to start. Add in some small beads to enhance touch, and/or also add food coloring to enhance the look. Playdough can encourage artistic development, plus the fine-motor skills required for writing.
ESTIMATED TIME: 30 MINUTES to 1 HOUR
Weekly Activity for 03/08 – 03/12: In your home, please find 10 train objects that are toys. Once you find those, please put all the items on display on a flat surface and have your child tell you what each of them do.
Once your child describes each item, have them create their own imaginary train play area. Be sure to snap some great pictures so you can save them for future reference.
ESTIMATED TIME: 45 MINUTES to 1 HOUR