Four “Put Me in the Zoo” Learning Activities that Enhance Cognitive and Language Development

As my son is growing older, I am creating educational activities based around his interests. Put Me in the Zoo has been one of his favorite books for some time now; so I created four activities based around the creature that is featured in this book with the purpose of teaching him: 1. to recognize the colors red, blue,…

Activity of the Day: Playing with Chick Peas and a Coke Bottle

Happy happy happy Monday! Today, Paulie strengthened his fine motor, sensory, language and cognitive skills while playing with chick peas and a coke bottle. Fine Motor Development The activity required Paul to pick up one chick pea at a time using his pointer grip. Sensory Development Paulie manipulated the chickpeas by squeezing them, pinching them,…

Activity of the Day: Watering Plants

Good evening and happy Tuesday! Paul’s responsibility to take care of his plants is enhancing his cognitive development, sensory development, gross motor and fine motor development, and language development.  Cognitive Development  This activity teaches Paul that he needs to pick up his watering pot, fill it with water, walk over to the plants, kneel next…

Activity of the Day: Playing with Cantaloupe

Good morning and happy Thursday! Today’s learning activity was learning about cantaloupe; and Paul had so much fun =D Fine Motor Development: Paul picked up seeds with his fingers. He scooped out the innards with a scooper. Sensory Development: He felt the hard, small seeds. He felt the sticky and stringy innards. He felt the cold and…

Activity of the Day: Playing with Snow

Good evening and happy Wednesday! I hope everyone enjoyed that beautiful Nor’easter; whether it was by playing in the snow, snuggling up in your homes, or both =D Paul had so much fun learning about snow =) Sensory Development: He manipulated the snow with his hands and felt that it was cold and fluffy; and…

Activity of the Day: Organic Planting with Mama and Papa!

Good evening and happy Wednesday =D Today, Paul had an enriching learning experience while planting with mama and papa. Language Development: He learned the following words: dirt, shovel, planting, seeds, oregano, parsley, chives, cilantro, thyme, organic, ants, worms, insects, holes, planting pot, dirty, crumbly, cold, windy, small, large, tiny, big, etc. Sensory Development: Paulie manipulated…

Activity of the Day: Sensory Play with Uncooked and Cooked Pasta

Good afternoon and happy Tuesday =D Paul is 13 months old, and he is such a little ray of sunshine =D I am so excited to start sharing some fun educational activities that I do with Paul to enhance all of the areas of his development. I love being an early childhood educator because I believe…