Childhood Learning Basics
There are things we all learn as little children, shapes, numbers, letters, colors, fine motor skills, etc. We know kids need to know these things.
But do you ever stop to think why?
All these things can seem so little. Who cares if your child knows what shape something is? Why hand scissors over to a preschooler? What does number sense even mean?
But these little things have big implications when it comes to long-term learning.
The basics of childhood matter. Here is why these basics matter, plus easy activities for each one that you can do with your children!
Shape learning is obviously a part of math. But did you know learning shapes is a precursor to recognizing letters and a start on literacy skills?
Get easy activities to practice shapes, including free printable shape mats!
There is more to learning numbers than just being able to count 1-10. Number sense is about truly understanding what numbers mean, and is a predictor of future math success.
Learn more about number sense for preschoolers and toddlers AND get easy ways to practice it with your kids.
Sensory play sounds like something that could just be trendy right now. But it is an important part of childhood learning. It is easier than you think, and you are probably already doing it with your kids!
Learn the benefits of this type of play and get fun activities to try. (And no, they aren’t all messy!)
Kids love to color. It’s quiet and simple. And it’s a great way to keep them busy at a restaurant, right?
But there is so much more to this classic childhood pastime. Learn just how important coloring is to childhood development and get access to free coloring pages!
Fine motor skills are what allow children to interact fully with the world around them. They are needed to explore and learn and experience.
Cutting skills are a big fine motor skill, and honestly, one of the scariest for me. Handing over scissors? But it is important, and it can be done safely.