Circle Time – Go through your daily circle time routine, including talking about the calendar, weather, and singing the days of the week song.
Print your preschooler’s name and several other names (maybe members of your family) in easy to read letters on a piece of paper. Post the names all over the room. Have your preschooler walk around the room and practice finding their name. Talk about the things that are different about each name. Maybe several names start with the same letter but one is long and one is short. Talk about the things that are the same about each preschooler’s name. Name recognition is an important first step to literacy.
Music and Movement – Sing the ABC’s. Have your preschooler stand up when they sing the letter that their name starts with. Sing the ABC’s again. This time have your reschooler stand up and sit back down when they hear any letter that is in their name.
Arts and Crafts – Create page four of an All About Me Book (My Favorite Color).
Math and Science – Sit in a circle with your preschooler. Tell him that you are going to blow up a balloon and you need him to count how many times you have to blow before the balloon is full. Blow into the balloon and pinch it closed after each breath so you can count with your preschooler.
Language and Reading – Read Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon . This is such a great preschool book that teaches kids to have confidence in themselves and love the things that make them different. I’d highly recommend buying this one or checking it out from the library. Ask your preschooler to think of something that makes him different and talk about why that makes him special.
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