In the past, I often got frustrated when my son couldn’t sit down to do his work. I decided to choose my battles with my son when it comes to learning styles. Maybe he just need more time to mature. I came up with different learning activities for child activated play time.
Today, he wanted to play with his box of cars. These are the games and activities we tried.
This activity allows the child to look at the details closely before making a decision .
(Counting, Size, Color)
How many wheels do you see? How many yellow ones? How many red ones?
How many wheels have white tires? How many black ones?
Patterns are not just shapes, colors , or sizes.
You can use “flip”, “turn”, or ” rotate.” what wonderful new words your toddlers can learn!
What is missing? A great visual processing game.
(Part to Whole Guessing Game)
Can you find the toy with these parts?
(I Spy Game)
This is a great game to use “in”, “on”,”under”, “between”, “in front”, “behind” and etc.
Where can the red truck go? Can you toss it in ?
(Match the Pair)
How are they the same? How are they different?
(What Doesn’t Belong? Why?)
We don’t have worksheets with shiny gold star to tape on the wall, but we definitely had a productive and fun day. Thank you for sharing all these ideas with us.