Things to Do With Your Child:
- Help boost your child's
self-esteem. Take pride in her/his achievements and accomplishments today
and every day.
on a history play with your child today. Help him learn about important
events in world history or even your own family history.
- Make learning to write letters
and numbers fun for your child. Roll play dough or clay into long thin
worms and ask her to create letters and numbers.
your child to help make lunch today. He can pick a spot in the park so
that you can share lunch together..
- Take the family out to a water
park today. Help your child put on sunscreen and explain the importance of
protecting her skin.
to the park and take a nature hike with your child today. Ask him to point
out different animals and what they need to survive (i.e. food, shelter
- School's on the way! Help your
child make a 'countdown to school' calendar. Ask her to cross off each day
your child to make a 'to do' list today. Help him make a list of things
that he would like to accomplish tomorrow, then check the items once
- Visit a community pool with
your child today. Go for a dip to cool off on a hot day.
your child shopping for school supplies. Ask her to brainstorm a list of
things that she will need for school.
- Help your child make a kite
today. He can decorate it and fly it at the park.
your child about recycling. Show her how to recycle items such as paper,
glass and aluminum.
- Take your child to a petting
zoo today. Ask him to draw pictures of the animals that he/she saw today.
the library with your child today. Encourage her to borrow books about a
different country, and learn about the people, cultures, and customs of
the that country.
- On a rainy day, set up a tent
with your child in the living room. He can pretend to be a forest ranger.
your child practice her math skills. Ask her to add up all the change in
your pocket or purse today.
- Teach your child about the
importance of preserving nature. Help him plant a tree in the yard and
explain how littering harms the environment.