It is well known that what happens in the early years, not only matters, it matters a lot. Young children are continuously growing and learning and there are opportunities to learn in everything they do. And, we know that children learn best during activities that are part of their everyday routines. For children, every experience is new, so things that adults barely notice can be interesting and exciting to kids. Even at home, opportunities for learning abound. Check out these resources for turning everyday moments into moments of learning.
Magic of Everyday Moments: This series focuses on how, through interactions with your baby during everyday moments, you can support your baby’s social, emotional and intellectual development.
Born Learning Everyday life is a learning experience for children. Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities. Visit their web site to find out how children learn, get tips on creating opportunities for learning and learning on the go.
The free Vroom app sends tips to help turn mealtime, bath time and more into brain-building moments for your child.
Baby Games Calendar Find activities, milestones and more than 300 games based on your baby’s birth date.
Big Feelings from Sesame Street Videos and activities to help children learn about feelings.
Play with Me! Fun Activities that Support Early Learning Learning activities that parents and grandparents can play with children from birth to 3 years. (In English and Spanish.)
Preschooler Practice Guides for Parents Fun early reading experiences to do with your child. Learn how to take advantage of everyday learning opportunities at home and in your community.
Check out these Scholastic Parent Videos Teachable Moments for ideas on how to turn more everyday activities into learning opportunities for your child.