Learning is not an activity that's reserved only for the classroom among children, and this is a theme parents should be highly cognizant of. There are many ways to promote learning and education within the home, including many that kids won't even recognize as "learning" as they're happening, and also including methods that help further the themes your kids are learning in school or other child care environments.
At Devlin's Child Development Center, we're proud to offer the very best child care services in Utah, including daycare, preschool, after-school care and more -- and we regularly interface with parents about how to promote and maintain learning when kids are at home. In this two-part series, we'll move up the age spectrum starting from youngest to oldest, looking at some quality themes parents may consider for at-home learning.
For the youngest children out there, those who are just beginning to understand language and their surroundings, parents can capitalize on everyday activities and make them learning opportunities. Talking about colors while you're out grocery shopping, counting things as you go about your day or pointing out letters and numbers around the house are all excellent ways to help children learn.
Here are some other themes to consider:
As young children progress just a bit further in their development, they're eager to learn more about the world around them. Parents can help toddlers explore this curiosity with a variety of activities, including:
In part two of our series, we'll work up the age spectrum even further. For more on how to promote continued learning among children within the home, or to learn about any of our child care programs or services, speak to the caring staff at Devlin's Child Development Center today.