When you decide to homeschool your preschooler child, you will have to find ways to keep them from being bored and sitting idle so that you can catch up on a few pages of the book that you were reading, or else just grab a peaceful cup of coffee.
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Next, here are a few easy and innovative activities for your child to do at home that will give you at least half an hour to catch your breath even more if the activity really catches the fancy of your child.
Busy Box: This is just a bunch of child-safe items that you can put into a box for your child to pick up examine, dump out of the box and fill it back up. It is important to make sure that there are different shapes and textures in the box so that the child will be busy for longer.
Stacking Cups: this activity can actually keep your kid busy for hours on end. Just give them a new set of small dental cups and show them how to stack it. As this is different from the usual stacking of blocks it will hold their attention for longer.
Snow Scene: with the help of play-doh and small animal figures you can make a snow scene for your child. If snow is not your scene then mix it up with green for grassland or brown for a forest scene and let your child imagine what may be going on between the animals.
Post-it Art: with the help of packets of colorful Post-its you can ask your child to create an art installation on one of the walls of their rooms. After they are done sticking the post-its they can also add colors and other finer details onto the post-its and tell you the story of what they wanted to show with the installation.
Finger Painting: this may be a messy task so it may be best for you to do this before bath time. It will help your child enhance their creativity.
High chair painting: similar to finger painting this can also be a very messy job. By using something with texture such as shaving cream or vanilla pudding your child learns sensory play and this will help develop motor skills in the child.
So there you have it. These activities are highlighted for their ability to keep children busy but at the same time instil their creativity and prepare them for learning more complex ideas in the future. Do also remember that while coming up with activities, that you should have certain learning objectives or goals in mind. If you are unsure, you can look at forums at what other parents are doing, or follow the Ministry’s official learning objectives for preschooling children.