Tip 75 – Teach your child to “follow-the-dots.”
Ever find yourself looking at activity books for dots activities and think that they all look confusing? While some kids can’t wait to get their hands on the most challenging puzzles of all, others find what is available much too complicated.
Make your own.. at just the right level of difficulty for your child. You can use numbers or letters to label the dots. You can spread them out randomly on the page or arrange them in specific designs.
Depending on the age, interest, and experience of your child, he or she might want to make a “follow-the-dots” design for you.
Writing practice continues. Besides being fun, there really is a lot to it. Eye-hand coordination, concentration, and learning to control the length of writing a straight line are just a few of the perks that come along with this kind of hands-on interactive fun.
*Adapted from Make Your Own Preschool Games: A Personalized Play and Learn Program by Sally Goldberg, p. 176 – 177.
June! Month of the Dads
Dad, did you get something special from your child on Father’s Day? Did you get a whole host of “I love yous” that you will value forever? How about just a great day off to be with your family and spend extra time with your kids?
If by chance you experienced any or all of the above, don’t forget to tell your child about it. Savor those memories together and keep them alive as much as possible.
Here’s a thought! Write your child a thank you note.
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