Learning at Home Toddler Week 12

2 min
Jun 5, 2020

Social-Emotional Development

Making Butter

Invite children to help make butter from whipping cream.  Place two tablespoons of room temperature whipping cream in a baby food jar and secure the lid tightly.  Encourage your child to help you shake the jar.  When the mixture turns to a ball of butter in a watery liquid, pour off the liquid and serve the butter on crackers.

Cognitive Development

Farm Animal Puzzles

Print an image of a horse or a cow on an 8 ½ x 11 paper.  Cut the paper into fours and encourage your child to put the puzzle back together.  Support your child, if help is needed.  Once your child has completed this, cut the puzzles into eight pieces and work on the puzzle together again.

Language Development

Old Macdonald

Sing the song “Old Macdonald Had a Farm” with your child.  Encourage your child to pick the farm animals to sing about and to verbalize the sounds of each animal during the song.

Physical Literacy

Pony Riders

Bend a thin water noodle and use twine to tie the bent noodle about 10’ from the top.  Leave a length of twine for the reins.  Cut ears out of paper and use yarn for the mane.  Use hot glue to keep the ears and mane in place.  Once completed, encourage your child to ride their pony inside or outside.

Creative Activity

Milky Chalk

Invite your child to dip a piece of chalk into buttermilk before using it to draw.  The buttermilk will cause the chalk to break down and function like paint.  Encourage your child to make marks and describe their marks while they create.

Additional Resources:

https://www.sesamestreet.org/home Visit this website for Sesame themed preschool games, videos and art.

https://www.typingclub.com/sportal/  Head to this website to learn or improve typing skills.