Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Easy activities to help your child retain information

Many parents have asked me what they can do to help their preschool or kindergarten child retain as much as possible throughout the summer.  Listed below are many different ways that you can help your child continue their learning.

      Play memory with uppercase and/or lowercase letters.
      Pick a letter each day.  Have your child find 5-10 objects that begin with its sound.
      Practice writing first (and last, if applicable) name at least 3 times a week.
      Color 3 times a week, encouraging them to stay in the lines.
      Keep a journal of summer events by having them draw a picture and you write the words (or help them write the words, if applicable).
      Ride in the car and find letters on signs.
      Give them a grocery list of items that start with different letters.  Make them find the item and cross it off.
      Practice writing letters and numbers at least 2 times a week.
      Read every day.
      Review shapes weekly.
      Count to 10, 20, 30, 50 and 100 weekly.
      Use flashcards to numbers and letters.  Make them tell you the sounds.
      Make a letter book and cut out pictures that begin with each letter.

Parents can also check out this video to gain important information on how to help their child with reading.

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