If you are looking for educational and playful activities for your children to review at home what they have learned at school, for example, during vacations or weekends, you have come to the right place. On our site, we bring you a few directed tasks specially designed for preschool or toddler children.
With these review exercises They will be able to learn many things while having a great time at home during the days without school. We will tell you a few here and you are in charge of adapting them according to the age of your son or daughter and their tastes. Let's see them!
Let me tell you that I have two children: a boy of almost 8 years old and a girl of almost 3. So, without wanting to brag, I can tell you that I already have some experience in this search educational directed tasks for them to do at home, be entertained for a while and, above all, learn things.
On this occasion, I am going to explain the activities that we have done at home on vacations and on weekends when my son was in preschool age, just the stage my daughter is going to enter now. And is that children from 3 to 5 or 6 years (You know that preschool age is defined differently depending on the country), they have a great capacity for learning, not to mention their infinite desire to discover the world.
And you know what? In these home chores for kids we all participated: dad, mom and older brother. They will have the mission of directing and explaining the review exercise to the little one. How exiting!
I remember that in a school open house, a teacher commented that it was difficult to decide what the children had to learnThere is so much to know that it is difficult to choose whether to start with this or that, don't you think? First of all, I am going to do it because of the colors because it is simple and one of the things that children usually like the most:
1. Colored pencils for painting
Take a few colored pencils and paint with each one of them on a sheet, while you are telling your child the name of that color. It is a very simple activity that will also help you to know his favorite color; That may not sound like a cliché, but my daughter's, for now, is pink.
2. Colorful tales
You don't have to show him a specific color story, just read him one you have at home and tell him: 'now we're just going to look at the colors'; it sure pays your full attention.
3. Toilet paper rolls for sorting colors
You will see how simple and how fun, you take some rolls of toilet paper, paint them each one of a color and make small balls of paper with those same colors. Your child will play color sorting over and over again.
4. Where is ... the nose!
And as a bonus: a game for toddlers or preschool children to learn the parts of the body. I show my daughter where her nose, mouth, eyes, knees are ... and then I ask her simple questions so that she can point to them. We also play the game of 'I've eaten your nose' and we laugh a lot together.
From the age of 5 or 6, they already know how to write simple things such as their name or even short sentences but, while that moment arrives and even later so that they continue learning, we have:
5. Line drawing by points
Surely you already know what I mean, those dotted lines that have to be drawn, carefully, in pencil to discover a beautiful drawing. Improve your pulse and the way you hold the pencil.
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6. Calligraphy notebooks
You can buy a simple calligraphy notebook according to your child's age or you can do it yourself at home, for this, you will only have to take a sheet of paper and write letters or words in upper and lower case for your child to do the same on the line down. Do not forget to recognize his effort and tell him how well he has done, it is the best motivation there is.
7. It's story time
There is nothing better than starting to recognize letters and punctuation marks than seeing them written in a beautiful story, so on the list of directed tasks to do at home with preschoolers you cannot miss reading. If your child already knows how to read some sentences, invite him to do so with the story you read to him every day. You can also use the stories with pictograms for the children to have fun.
8. Alphabet in Spanish and also in English
If you want to write it on a sheet of paper so that he can see it, it seems wonderful to me, especially if you do it in large and colorful letters, but remember to also tell him by humming the ABC song, you will see that he learns it much faster.
9. Coloring without leaving, what fun!
Coloring, painting and making hundreds of pictures are among the favorite activities of boys and girls, so this time we are going to go a step further and we are going to propose to them to color a printed drawing or one made by ourselves, without leaving! Isn't that a great activity to spend the afternoon on? In addition, they will improve fine motor skills.
It catches my attention how differently children evolve at such an early ageto. Not long ago I heard a girl my daughter's age count from 1 to 10 very well, however, my daughter skips from 2 to 7 without thinking about it, of course it will be a matter of time before she learns it, but while So that you can get a taste for numbers, I can think of these simple activities and games to do at home.
10. Write the numbers on paper
Write the numbers, for example, from 1 to 10, and ask the children to write them below, try to read them and decorate them as they like. The more they become familiar with them the better, as it will be easier for them to learn to count.
11. Counting toys, who signs up?
We can teach numbers in very different ways, for example, by counting toys while we order them or sorting them into groups of two at a time. As you can see, these are very easy activities to carry out that will serve to put into practice what you have learned on paper.
The classic game of hide and seek is also perfect for learning to count from 1 to 10, I always play with my children at home and we don't have a great time.
If that's okay with you, let's now see some simple and practical ideas to teach sizes and geometric shapes to children as a toddler. I tell you the same as before, adapt the exercise to your child's age and add as many things as you can think of (stickers, colors ...) to motivate him.
13. Classify everyday objects according to whether they are large, small or medium
Let your child choose the objects to classify by size, and to complement this educational activity, draw a picture. Make, for example, a big house and a small one next to it.
14. Identify geometric shapes
We will identify within the room those objects that are round, square, triangular or rectangular; We will look at their shape and what they are for. We can do the same as the previous case and create a drawing based on simple and easy-to-recognize geometric shapes, for example, a doll in which the head is a sphere, the body a rectangle and arms and legs are small squares.
If you want to see more directed tasks to do with preschool children, you can look at the 'Notebook to strengthen the learning of lagged students of the preschool school cycle' of the Baja California Subsecretariat of Basic Education.
What do you think of these special tasks for preschool or infant children?
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