Bumblebee Shares Early Education Activities You Can Do At Home With Your Child
At Bumblebee we find it very important to provide the children with a variety of early education fun, interactive and engaging activities where they learn through play.
Sometimes parents can find themselves at a loss of what they can do at home with their children to keep them entertained and especially cost free. Here are some examples of the different early education activities suitable for a wide range of children’s ages. Every child is different and develops at their own pace, so please choose carefully which early education activity is appropriate for your child’s age.
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- Be active – take your child to the playground where they can run on the grass, jump over puddles, climb the play equipment and crawl about
- Make an obstacle course with your child and explore it together
- Play sports together e.g. throwing and catching a ball this develops their gross motor skills
- Games galore – play hopscotch, hide and seek, animal games e.g. jump like a kangaroo or walk slow like an elephant, or even make your own games up for early education activities
Encourage your child’s thinking – let your child play using building blocks to create a car, train, house or whatever their imagination creates as an early education activity
- Let your child blow bubbles on a windy day and try to guess how high they will go
- Encourage creativity by painting or drawing
- Play and interact with your baby during nappy change e.g. blow gently on their belly, play peek-a-boo, make happy sounds etc.
- Create and play with items you would normally think are rubbish e.g. an empty tissue box or toilet paper roll
- Play outside and encourage children to interact with nature
Work it out
- Take your child with you to post a letter and count the mailboxes on the way
- Play eye spy with my little eye
- Shadow play e.g. use a torch to make hand shadows on the wall with your child
- It’s never too early for math games – get your child to help you count the money when you pay for things
Get out and about
- Go to a park where they can explore and learn
- Be spontaneous and ask questions, e.g. how many ducks are there?
- Take your child to appointments with you e.g. the doctor
- Go shopping together
- Read with your child and tell them stories
- Play with sounds e.g. try to hear and name different sounds e.g. a phone ringing
- Encourage your child to be creative with sounds and words – play with rhymes and get your child to try to rhyme
- Get your child to help pack their bag before child care, preschool or school
- Let your child get themselves ready e.g. brushing teeth, getting dressed
- Splash time in the bath e.g. let them play with the water and watch how it moves
- Birthdays (for themselves and/or other family members) – get your child to make a birthday card or bake a birthday cake together
- Easter / Christmas – set up an Easter egg hunt for your child, decorate the Christmas tree together or let your child wrap presents
- New Year – take your child to watch your local community New Year celebrations e.g. fireworks
Grow and create
- Prepare food together – let your child help and explain in detail what you’re doing e.g. “now we’re stirring the pot so the food can cook”
- Grow your own veggies and explain to your child the process and responsibilities e.g. watering them and leaving them to grow in the sun
- Cook with them – make pancakes together, let them help you squeeze orange juice
- Be creative! Bake cupcakes with your child and let them decorate their own cupcake
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