Reading with your child
Keeping Your Child Safe
Transitioning to Kindergarten
Helping your child develop
Help your child develop muscle coordination by letting your child:
- draw letters or numbers in the sand or on the sidewalk with a paint brush and water
- use puzzles
- use clay or dough
- use crayons, scissors, snaps, buttons, zippers
- catch a ball
- hop on one foot and two feet
Help your child develop independence by letting him/her:
- make simple choices
- help choose his or her clothing
- perform simple household tasks
- dress him or herself when possible
- Have your child find letters of his or her name in books, magazines, or signs.
- Help your child sort things by size, shape, and color (clothing, buttons, dishes).
- Count seeds, pennies, stamps, M&M's or any other objects.
- Let your child locate food items in the grocery store by looking at the pictures and the labels.