As parents, we are our child’s first teacher. Each and every day we spend at home with our children, we are teaching them– whether directly or indirectly. Before your child even reaches what is deemed to be “school age”, chances are they already know things such as colors, the alphabet, shapes, and basic counting. That is because you have taught them these things.
It can actually be incredibly easy and fun to work on these skills with young children. Generally, kids are like little sponges, soaking up any piece of knowledge we throw their way.
Not to mention, these teaching opportunities often use things that can be found around the house.
Just check out these ideas for some inspiration.1. Learning Letters and Numbers with Pipe Cleaners 2. High Five Colors 3. Toilet Paper Roll Color Match 4. Uppercase/ Lowercase Egg Match 5. Number Writing Salt Tray Game 6. Rock Shapes 7. Lid Matching to Color Words 8. Secondary Colors Activity 9. Homemade Color Book 10. Sorting, Matching, & Counting with Bottle Tops
I am sure that there are similar activities you enjoy doing at home with your child. And– now is the time to share those great ideas you have.
Best Boy Entertainment will be launching an awesome new educational app here in a few weeks called Zorbit’s Math Adventure. In celebration, they are hosting an an incredibly fun contest– the Zorbit Home Learning Ideas Contest.
It’s simple to enter.
Visit Zorbit’s Math Adventure on Facebook and “Like” the page. Click on the “Teaching Ideas Contest” link. In 100 words or less, explain a way that you teach 3-5 year olds a basic math skill such as counting, identifying shapes, recognizing colors, and comparing amounts. You’ll be able to add a picture if you desire.
Three people will win a $100 gift card just for entering. Plus, there are three grand prizes for those ideas that receive the most votes– a $200 Gift Card, iPad Mini, and an iPad. Pretty awesome prizes, huh?
The contest is only live until July 29, so get those entries in now.
Feel free to share your home learning ideas here as well. I’d love some new activities to try in my home!
Make sure to connect with Zorbit’s Math Adventure for fun learning all year long.