Nursery school is a great way to begin a young child's education. They learn to make friends, share, follow instructions, and can achieve a strong academic footing. Preschool students often begin joining their classmates when they are as young as 2 1/2 years old but just because your child has reached the "appropriate" age, doesn't mean that they're ready. You may choose to keep your young one at home for a little while longer and make sure that they are properly prepared for the classroom. If that's the case, you might be in need of a few ideas. Here are 10 great activities that you can do with your preschooler!
1. Read books
Reading is one of the most important parts of an education and the earlier you start, the better. Books help you see the world through someone else's eyes (or pen) and expand your mind in ways that Netflix and Nintendo simply can't.
2. Go to the park
We can't think of a more fun way to get a little exercise and perhaps make a few friends!
3. Have a beach day
Get a little dirty and practice some construction skills in the sand! Also, why not take the opportunity to start some swimming lessons? Don't forget your water wings!
4. Build a snowman
Something else you can build outside! Don't forget to bundle up though. But who are we kidding? Everyone knows the best part is the hot chocolate afterward.
5. Practice your spelling with some spaghetti letters
Cook it up, draw some jumbo-sized letters on a big piece of paper and have your preschooler practice making the shapes with the noodles.
6. Finger paint
Get messy, get colourful! You don't need brushes to make a masterpiece.
7. Bake something delicious
Make sure you wear your oven mitts, this one will definitely require some supervision!
8. Go to the zoo
What kid doesn't love animals? Monkey-around with some exotic creatures!
9. Go to the library and read more books!
We can't stress the value of reading! At the library, your child can even pick their own book. Spend some time there and read a bunch. When they're stuck there later in life with their laptops and coffee, it'll be nice to have some fond memories!
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