Read

While prepping for dinner, help your child read the labels of the boxes, jars, stickers, or cans.

Talk

Talk with your child about what they're going to do today. At the end of the day, talk about what they did. Planning & reviewing helps develop their thinking skills.

Read

While prepping for dinner, teach your preschooler the steps of making the meal. Use words like "first, I'll measure...next, I'll stir."

Talk

Ask your child “How did you do that?” or “I wonder why…” to help your preschooler get ready to share ideas aloud and on paper in school.

Read

Write the letters of the alphabet on scraps of paper, hide them, & let your preschooler hunt for them. "You found letter F. What sound does it make?"

Play

Explore science at bath time. Put everyday objects like a sponge, cup, spoon & colander in the tub. Ask, “Which objects sink? Which float?” Now find out!

Write

Spell out the word “DOG” on a piece of paper. Have your child copy the letters below your word; talk about the sound a dog makes.

Read

When reading a book to your preschooler, stop occasionally & ask what they think will happen next. Ask "Why do you think that?" & give them time to think.

Talk

Talk with your child when you go grocery shopping. Talk about types of food. Ask your child about meals they would make. Talk about taste, smell, color, etc.

Sing

While driving in the car, turn off the radio & sing the ABCs to your child. Sing it fast, sing it slow. Your child will soon sing it with you & alone.

Read

When reading to your preschooler, ask if they can find "the" or "and" on the page. As this becomes easier, have them find other short words.

Read

Read the clothing tags aloud at laundry time. "This tag says wash with like colors, so I'm putting it in the pile with other clothes that are red."

Play

Draw letters on paper & put inside a storage bag, sealing it. Put rice on top. Help your child spy the letters & make the sound the letter makes.

Write

Fold some paper together to make a book, have your child write the letter “A”, then have your child draw objects that start with an “A” like an apple.