Besides being the day when winter might be over, Groundhog Day also means something that happens over and over and kindergarten readiness is like that. As parents and caregivers we need to do many of the same things over and over with children do help them learn. What are some of the things that need lots of repetition?
- using lots and lots of words in songs, rhymes, conversations, and stories to support language development.
- reading and sharing books with kids. A few books, several times a week, adds up to over a thousand a year. That’s a lot of groundhogs.
- play time. This is one of the best tools for helping children learn and develop.
- like groundhogs, kids need to spend time in nature to develop this important connection.
- some physical activity time. Moving is critical for healthy bodies and brains because all kinds of learning pathways are developed thru movement.
These are great activities for any day of the year. How many of these activities can you and your child do for Groundhog Day?