Thursday, September 2, 2010

What to Work On

When starting to teach your child the best place to begin is where their interests lie. Toddlers should start by learning to identify and more forward from there.
They should work to: 
Identify: (In no particular order)
           *Common household items

           *Body parts
           *Animals
           *Shapes
           *Colors
           *Numbers
           *Letters     
Compare:
            *Large/Small
            *Clean/Dirty   

            *Light/Dark
            *Wet/Dry 
            *etc...        
Match Items that are the Same
Sort By:
          *Color
          *Shape
          *Size

          *Other Commonalities 
Order Items From Start to Finish or by Quantity

These examples are all a place to begin. They are not the end all be all. Most importantly you should allow your child's skill and interest lead the way. It is a good idea to stay one step ahead by directing your strategies to where you want to take them but not too far head that they are getting lost or frustrated. This is structured play it SHOULD be fun!!



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