Last Updated on September 19, 2018 by Marie Bautista
Being on school vacation until the end of August and having endless days of rain and fog in our misty hometown is a perfect recipe for boredom for this little girl.
But you know what?
You can turn these lazy, rainy, boring, I-can’t-wait-for-school-to-start moments into fun and learning moments.
Here are fun and creative things you can do with your little one:
Learning to recognize the alphabet is the first step to learning how to read.
But some kids lose focus when you rely on books to teach the alphabet.
Having foam letter mats handy is very important in teaching letters of the alphabet.
Lay the mat on the floor and have your child jump to a letter you call out.
For instance, ask her: “Where is the S?” She will jump to the S and you’ll have a dance party.
Play music during the game to make it even more fun!
This is a great way to teach your child shapes.
I bet you have blocks in your home. You can start with those.
Let your child identify shapes.
For example, ask her “Which block is a circle?”
When your child points to the circle, pick it up and congratulate her.
Then encourage her to find other circles in your home. Try to have a few well-placed circles sitting nearby so she’s successful right away.
For example, “You’re right, this is a circle. Do you see any other circles around here? What about this plate? Is this plate a circle?”
Whether the child says yes or no, show her how the two shapes are the same. Repeat the game with other shapes. Make it more challenging as you go. Look for shapes within shapes. For example, circle or square shapes on your oven. You can repeat the process with colors and even textures.
For example, find five things in this room that are red. Your child can combine counting with mastering their colors. Or, find something that is soft.
Speaking of which, this little girl is loving these egg-shaped goodies!
Oh, who does not love Kinder Joy??
I personally love them!
(and that is why I purchase an extra Kinder Joy for myself when I go to the grocery store lol)
Kinder Joy is an egg- shaped treat, with a half being the edible part – made of milky and cocoa cream with two crispy wafer balls (and a cute little spoon to scoop the yummy treat.)
and the other half, with a fun surprise!
(Look, she got Snow White!)
Whenever this little girl bugs me about getting her a Kinder Joy, we often walk to a 24/7 convenience store near our place. I love watching how happy she is eating the yummy treat and I love helping her assemble her treat.
Assembling the fun surprise with your child is a wonderful way to bond with them. They set a foundation for learning while having fun
Kinder Joy is also available in supermarkets and other leading retailers. Check out Kinder Joy on social media with the hashtags #kinderjoyphilippines and #worldofkj!