The coronavirus has disrupted nearly everyone's daily routines, especially if you find yourself homeschooling your preschooler. It can be overwhelming trying to find the right materials and establishing a new routine. Normal activities you most likely do with your child during these summer months are either limited or closed entirely during the pandemic. Our goal is to guide you through this change by helping you create your own learning environment and adjust to a new routine this summer.
Engaging with Your Child
It is important to remember that your home learning environment does not have to mimic your child's classroom at school to be effective. Likewise, the time spent on actual schoolwork does not need to be as extensive at home because you are able to give one-on-one instruction. In other words, quality of time is more important than quantity. It is also important to ensure you listen to what is working for your child and what is not as you both adjust to your new schedules. As much as they are able, allowing children to help plan their home education encourages creativity in their new routine.
Three Fun Summer Preschool Activities to Try
Children learn in different ways, and creative activities are not only a hands-on learning experience and means of expression but also a way for you to create something new together. Here are a few summer weather learning activities to try with your preschooler:
Homemade Ice Cream
This activity is perfect for summer, and you don't even need a machine with this recipe. You can show your child how to make this delicious treat while getting creative with added flavors and toppings.
Learning to launch a kite in the air is a multi-faceted learning process. After your children have colored the kite to their liking, they will learn coordination, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills as they try to make their new creation take flight. This is a simple guide to help you get started.
Making a garden with your little one is the perfect way to teach them the life cycle of a living thing while showing them how to grow something they can eat. They will also love the chance to get into some dirt and break up the indoor routine activities. To get started, here is a list of plants that have short growing seasons and are fun to harvest. The creative part of gardening is not only the placement of each plant but also adding some fun adornments you have made together. Your child can paint anything they want on some rocks, or they can decorate their own paving stones.
How Can the Learning Box Preschool Help?
The Learning Box Preschool offers a wide variety of crafts in each of our boxes to help boost your child's creativity, and we also provide a preschool curriculum for your child's other developmental needs. Because you are working one-on-one with your preschooler, our curriculum only requires 1-2 hours of active work each day. We offer a 3 or 5 day a week option with different materials for preschoolers ages 2-3 years or Pre-K ages 3-5 years. Each curriculum box is delivered monthly and organized by day to help you while you adjust to a new schedule this summer.
For more information on how to get started, contact us today and choose the right box for you and your preschooler.