Learning at Home Toddler Week 4

2 min
Apr 9, 2020

Social-Emotional Development

Star Gazing

Cut stars out of cardboard boxes and wrap in aluminium foil. Attach the stars to the underside of a table and cover the table with a blanket. Lie
under the blanket with your child and talk about the stars. Use a flashlight to reflect light in different ways.

Cognitive Development

Star Gel Bags

Fill three resealable plastic bags with blue hair gel. Cut six small stars from a plastic plate. Place one star in the first gel bag, two stars in the second bag, and three stars in the third bag. Seal bags tightly. Count the stars in each bag with your child. Match each bag to a numeral written on a piece of paper.

Language Development

A Galaxy of Stars

Sing the song, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. If possible, read the book or join BrightPath Storytime for this story. Expand the song with new words by changing “little star” to any or all the following:
“Great Big Star”
“Yellow Star”
“Shiny Star”

Physical Literacy

Star Bean Bag Toss

Draw small stars on paper and cut them out. Place the stars on the floor in different spots. Gather several bean bags, rolled up socks or scrunched up newspaper balls. Model tossing the bean bag onto the stars. Describe your actions “I’m throwing the bean bag onto the star far from me”

Creative Activity

Sidewalk of Stars

Using sidewalk chalk, encourage your child to colour stars on the sidewalk or driveway. Draw the exterior frame of a star and encourage your child to decorate the inside with different colour chalk. Connect the stars with lines to make a constellation. Introduce new words to your child (constellation, big dipper, galaxy, universe)

Additional Resources

TumbleBook Library has a large selection of books, both fiction and non-fiction, that are read aloud. There are also some French and Spanish titles available. You will find some National Geographic videos and games on this site, too. You do not need a library membership to access.

https://handsonaswegrow.com/activities/preschool-activities/ - Find a variety of activities to try with your 3-5-year-old on this website. The activity categories include learning, creativity, gross motor and fine motor.