Learning in Everyday Activities
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This section illustrates more ways that learning can be enhanced through everyday activities.
Questions to ask yourself:
- Is there anything you saw in these short videos that you are already doing?
- Depending on the season and the weather, what else could you help your child learn about when you are outside?
- Where are some of the places you go or could go to give your child even more opportunities to observe and learn new things? (park, mall, library, zoo, museum...)
- What were some of your favorite placed to go when you were a child? What made them special and memorable?
Learning at Home Resources from PBS KIDS and PBS Parents
Sid the Science Kid: Exploring Measurement - Leaves come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and textures. Watch this video of kids exploring leaves in a park. Then you and your child can go into your own backyard or nearby park to explore leaves.
Peg + Cat: Cat Likes Circles - Cat likes to draw circles in his artwork. Can your child find circles in pictures or paintings? Where else can she find circles?
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!: Leafylafoo Roundup - After exploring leaves in your backyard, your child can draw and play games with his own leaf shape.
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Stop Light Game - Practice stop, slow, and fast with Mister Rogers’ stoplight game to help your child understand the meanings of the stoplight colors in your town.
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Exploring Animals in Trees - Explore the trees in your backyard. Encourage your child to make leaf rubbings, feel the bark, and notice what birds, small animals, and insects live in the tree.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Let's Take a Walk - Go on a walk with your child to help her notice and appreciate the world around her. What treasures can she find along the way?
PBS Parents: Kitchen Science with Fall Leaves - Investigate nature indoors. Gather leaves and bring them inside for scientific investigation using everyday kitchen supplies. What will you find?
PBS Parents: 11 Books that Teach Kids About Shapes - Shapes are all around us. Discover shapes in art, nature, games and more when you and your child read these books about shapes.
Learning at Home
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