Parents can teach children responsibility by having them help with simple tasks around the house.
Children need the opportunity to work out conflicts that come up in everyday play situations — around the yard, to the end of the block, in the park — sharing a truck, waiting for the red marker to be available, or including a new child in their group of friends.
Young children feel great pride in even the smallest accomplishments. It is important for all adults in a child’s life to foster these feelings of pride and self-confidence.
During this activity, children have to demonstrate a growing capacity to maintain concentration over time on a task despite distraction and interactions.
This activity promotes children’s initiative and curiosity. They also gain practice in approaching a task with increased flexibility, imagination, and inventiveness.
It will be difficult for children of this age to fully grasp emotional concepts, especially complex emotions. Therefore, stick to basic emotions such as happy, sad, angry, and hurt.
This activity encourages children to cross midline, a skill needed throughout life.
This name graph helps children build familiarity with letters while developing both language and math skills.
This game lets children practice identifying rhyming words in a non-threatening group situation. It also provides them with a growing awareness of beginning and ending sounds of words. And, of course, they need to listen!