Big and Small
Let your child help you sort the laundry by size-big
socks and small socks, big and small shirts, big and small
pants, and so on. Find other things in your home that are
big and small.
| Up and Down
There are lots of opportunities to teach about up and down throughout
the day. When you are climbing stairs, say "Up, up, up"
as you walk up the stairs and "Down, down, down" as
you walk down the stairs. If you are in a building with an elevator
or an escalator, take the time to ride them up and down. Help
your child notice that when you are going up, you are getting
higher, and that when you are going down, you are getting lower.
At the park, your child can climb up the stairs to the top of
the slide, then slide down.
In and Out
| Place a large plastic hoop (or a length of yarn arranged
in a circle) on the floor. Have your child jump in and
out of the hoop. Then let your child toss rolled up socks
in and out of the hoop.
| Stop and Go
| Collect two plain paper plates. Let
your child help you color one paper plate red and the
other plate green. Use the plates for a Stop and Go game.
Hold up the green paper plate and have your child move
all around the room. Hold up the red paper plate and have
your child stop. Ask your child to stay in place until
you hold up the green paper plate again. Repeat many times.
If you wish, let your child hold up the plates for you.