Take a walk around your house, garage and outside to look for items with wheels. Try to find some unusual items (pulley, gears, etc.), too. Make a list to see how many you can find. Making a pair of binoculars out of rolled paper can add to the fun.
Sing “The Wheels on the Bus”
Intentional breathing strategies bring oxygen to the brain to help children focus and restore calm. Let’s try the Pretzel strategy!
Have your child cross their arms across their chest and take three deep breaths.
Riding Bikes and Scooters
Go outside and ride a bike, tricycle, or scooter. Ask: What do you think would happen if wheels were square? Experiment with rolling a ball and a block down a ramp. Discuss what happens.
One to One Correspondence-Cars and Garages Materials:
10 small toy cars (if you don’t have cars you could print some pictures off the internet or draw some), paper cut into rectangles to represent garages. Encourage your child to park one car in each garage. You can make a game of changing the number of cars or garages and asking your child to determine if there are more cars or more garages or if the sets are equal.
Mealtime is a great time to practice one-to-one correspondence! Invite your children to help set up the dinner table. Encourage them to set a plate, spoon, fork, cup, etc. for each person.
Drawing with Cars:
Attach a marker or a crayon to a toy car with tape or a rubber band. Drive the car around on a piece of paper and watch a picture appear.
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