Friday, 27 January 2012
A MATCHING GAME
This is a cost-free and easy-to-do activity that you can do with your children at home. You can use different types (and number) of materials depending on your child's age, readiness level and also what you have in hand at the time. This is a great activity which will help your child with mathematical and language skills as well as coordination and motor skills. I almost always prefer various types of materials (which also helps with sensory skills) and sizes. For this example, perhaps some glass jars as well as plastic ones in different sizes would work well.
The idea is simple: Your child matches the jars with their lids and can also try to put them on if he is at a stage where he can handle that much challenge. As usual, I recommend a demonstration first and then let him do it. You can also introduce some contrasting words such as 'tall/short, big/small, wide/narrow and so forth while playing/working on this activity. Additionally, you can count the jars/containers and their lids in a language (or languages) that you would like to teach your child.
This is such a hassle-free activity with lots of opportunities for fun and learning. It is a simple and free activity that you can easily use with your toddlers or preschoolers at home.