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Take Baby grocery shopping with you! This is a great time to count, group and compare! Situate the baby facing you and as you choose items; show them to Baby and talk about what you’re doing. Describe the size, shape, color, and texture of the items you are holding.
Alignment Rockford, Rockford Public School District 205, and Harlem School District 122 have partnered with UCLA’s Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities to conduct a community-wide evaluation of the developmental readiness of children entering Kindergarten in Rockford and Loves Park.
Maximize Love and Manage Stress with Your Preschooler. Role-playing with puppets is a fun and non-threatening way to explore social and emotional scenarios. This can help kids identify, understand, and examine their feelings and how to manage different situations.
Count, Group and Compare with Your Preschooler Using Stories
There are many great books about counting and numbers. You can find these books at your bookstore or library.
There are lots of great picture books that “break the fourth wall.” This means that the book acknowledges the reader and/or speaks to or commands them to do something. For example, the book may tell the reader to “touch the picture” or “act like a gorilla” or “shake the book upside down.”
Use a story as a helpful transition tool before naptime, after naptime, or while getting your toddler settled for bed at night. Stories and nursery rhymes can be used to model and teach emotions. Reading together can provide for snuggles, relaxation, and bonding.
Every time you talk, sing, or point to what you are talking about, you are helping to build your toddler’s language skills. Find books at your bookstore or library. Rockford Public Library is full of great books that foster talking, singing, and pointing!
Count, Group and Compare with Your Toddler Using Stories. There are many wonderful books about counting and numbers. Find books at your local bookstore or library. Rockford Public Library is full of great books that build a math-ready mind!
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