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This online education platform for birth - 5 learners and their families provides everything you need to continue education outside of the classroom and in the home.
Fact: As children learn to walk, run, gallop, and tip-toe, they build the motor skills and spatial awareness necessary for moving around in life. It also keeps them active!
Tip: Try challenging your child to move from one to another, in different ways, and as their skill allows (roll, crawl, walk, run, gallop, tip toe, skip) This helps them to gain balance and get the hang of moving around in their environment. Start with a skill they have mastered, and keep providing challenges/new ways of moving as they are able.
Fact: Puzzles are big brain builders! They help develop memory, problem-solving, and early math skills. Best of all, puzzles are great fun!
Tip: After you finish a box of cereal, cut the front of the box into three big pieces to make a puzzle. Demonstrate how to put it together, and challenge them to help, or even do it on their own! As your child gets better at the puzzles, you can cut the next box into 4 pieces, then 5 pieces, and keep increasing the number of pieces as your child grows and develops their skills.
Fact: Good problem solvers break problems into small steps. That’s because problems become far less overwhelming when we approach them in little pieces.
Tip: When it’s time to get dressed, talk about the different steps of the process- whether you are dressing them or they are learning to do it for themself. Break it into small steps such as: “First we put your head into the shirt. Then, we put your arms in. See you can do it!” Keep breaking down other problems or activities with multiple steps. Celebrate past successes: “Remember when you learned to put your pants on one leg at a time? You practiced and you can do it now!”
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