How Do I Teach My 5 Year Old to Read? “7” Read to Succeed Strategies! Children are learning from the moment they are born. They absorb whatever we teach them. Introducing “reading” to a young child can be done simply by reading to your child. Make it a daily routine. It could be after school,
Re-entering the workforce for many new mothers can be a hard decision to make. The notion of “mom guilt” is a very present and real fear that many women face as they try to weigh the benefits and challenges of working outside of the home and placing children in a childcare setting. Committing oneself as
As my children have gotten older and grown more independent I’ve noticed we spend less time together one-on-one doing activities and playing games. I miss the time with the time with them. I also feel one-on-one time provides natural opportunities for conversations and bonding. I want to maintain a close relationship with my kids as
Spending time with your child observing or participating in their imaginative play is a great way to learn about their interests and become a part of the things they love. Dress up like a pirate and defend your imaginary ship together. Or play princesses for a day. Or walk around like a dinosaur. Young children
Family dance parties are another way to help get the wiggles out for young children and sneak in some exercise for mom and dad too.
I’ve had fun inventing our own games at home as well. We like to play one we call animal walk where we try walking like different types of animals. You can teach your child to walk like a bear or a crab and move around the house. Or even race around the house if you’re
My daughter and I have recently enjoyed playing a two-person game of tug-of-war. I tied a knot at each end of a long thin blanket to make it easier to hold on to. We sit facing each other on the floor, feet touching, and pull on our end of the knot. It’s simple fun and
When the weather allows I enjoy going for a walk or a bike ride with my kids. Outdoor walks are a great time to talk about the environment around you and to explore nature. It has the added benefit of getting you both a little exercise.
My kids, like many children, constantly crave motion and an outlet for getting the wiggles out of their energetic little bodies. I like to incorporate active physical play into our time together frequently.
Another fun game I’ve played with my kids is putting a few things in a box with a hole in the top. Then have them stick a hand inside and guess what’s in there. They can use touch, sometimes smell, and even sound if rattling the box gives them some clues.