Things to do at home

    • Help your child learn to identify his/her first name.  Also have your child practice writing his/her name.  Make sure when printing to capitalize only the first letter and make all letters lowercase.
    • Practice buttoning, snapping, zipping and tieing his/her own clothing and shoes so that they are able to do it without assistance.
    • Look for letters in their name on signs and license plates.
    • READ, READ, READ to your child everyday!
    • Practice colors by looking for a specific color while at home, in a car, or at the store.
    • Let your child use scissors while supervised.  Cut out pictures in magazines, junk mail, coupons, and then move on to cutting on a line.
    • Practice counint by: counting fingers, counting chairs in your house, counting cookies, etc.
    • Give lots of drawing experiences with crayons and paper.  Have your child tell you a story about the picture.
    • Allow your child to name things wherever you go and tell you about them.
    • Practice self-help skills:  taking care of toileting needs, taking off and putting on clothes, buttoning shirts, putting on and zipping a coat, washing own hands with soap and water, helping to set the table, cleaning up after themselves, and blowing and wiping their nose.