Measuring Cup Nesting
Provide your infant with a set of measuring cups. Demonstrate how the cups come apart from each other and then nest them back together. Describe the sizes of the cups (smaller, bigger). Encourage your infant to explore the cups and try nesting them independently.
Pillow Obstacle Course
Lay several pillows on the floor in a path. Model crawling over the pillows and invite your infant to follow you. Crawling is an important fundamental movement skill that helps infants build upper body strength.
Happy Faces, Sad Faces
Sing the song, “If You’re Happy and You Know It” with your infant. As you sing the song, modify your facial expressions to match the song. (Sad, Angry, Scared)
Share photos of family members. Ask your child to identify family members. Identify photos that children need help with. Play “Where is…?” and pick different family members. Celebrate when your child finds the photo you mentioned.
Ball Track Designs
Place a sheet of drawing or construction paper inside a deep box or a cake pan. Dip a small ball in paint and then place it inside the box or pan. Show your infant how to move the box to roll the ball around. Describe how you see the designs emerging.
www.reallygoodstuff.com – This website contains a free student activity printable section. It includes educational posters, worksheets, reader’s theater selections and downloadable books.
https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html – Visit this website to listen to and read along with past issues of the National Geographic Young Explorer magazine. The Scout version is for Kindergarten students and the Voyager version is for Grade 1 students.