Learning at Home
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Questions to ask yourself:
These videos shared learning activities like measuring, counting and estimating. Is there anything you saw in these video tips that you are already doing with your child?
Is there anything you saw that you will try with your child?
What else do you do around the house that helps your child develop thinking skills?
Assigning chores supports thinking skills, encourages feelings of responsibility and accomplishment and allows the child to contribute to the family in a meaningful way. What types of chores have you asked your child to help with?
Think of the different rooms in your home. What is something that you could do in each room to strengthen your child's understanding of numbers, shapes, measuring, words in position (in, on, next to), opposites (hot/cold, big/small, empty/full), words about time (before/after, last year, when I was little, when you were a baby) and groupings (things that fly, things that have a motor, things that make us happy, stores, names of TV shows)
Learning at Home Resources from PBS KIDS and PBS Parents
Sid the Science Kid: Exploring Measurement - Learn how the kids in this video use their bodies to measure their classroom. Then explore measuring and counting with your child by using shoes, spoons, and other everyday objects to measure a room in your house.
Peg + Cat: Picking Up Chickens - Oh no! Chickens have escaped on the farm and Peg has to catch all of them. Your child can help Peg and her friends count the first 10 chickens they catch.
Curious George: Busy Day - Reinforce counting and number skills with 16 fun games from Curious George. Your child can launch meatballs, pop bubbles, catch bugs, or just count aloud with George’s friend Allie as she learns important early math skills.
Sid the Science Kid: Crystals Rule! - Help Sid’s friend May measure crystals using everyday objects like toothbrushes, blocks, and paper clips. Continue exploring measurement by having your child measure items in your house using the same or similar objects.
Peg + Cat: Cat Measuring Tool - Peg once used Cat as a measuring tool to find buried treasure. You can practice measuring with Cat too. Print the picture of Cat and let your child measure her bed, her pillow, and herself? How many Cats tall is she?
Dinosaur Train: Even Bigger Than a T. Rex! - Practice measuring by using your child’s body length and footsteps to measure out the length of a T. Rex, a Spinosaurus, and an Argentinosaurus.
Peg + Cat: Big Gig - Practice counting up and down by ones and twos with this downloadable app starring Peg and her musical friends.
PBS Parents: Crafts for Kids: DIY Shape Sorter - Make your own shape sorter using recycled materials and blocks. Then let your child use the shape sorter to reinforce spatial skills and shape recognition.
PBS Parents: Preschool and Kindergarten Math Milestones
The Youngest Learners - Math and Science
Learning in Everyday Activities