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Having many recreational and educational activities at hand is necessary for the development of your child. Providing these pastimes can help increase creativity, induce mental growth, and improve the relationships within the whole family.

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Below are links to resource sheets full of ideas of activities you can do with your child.

  1. Musical Playtime
    Musical games can touch every area of your child’s life — physical, emotional, intellectual, social and cultural. Download the copy here

  2. Children and Creativity
    Everybody is creative. Without creativity, we could not adapt to new situations or change the way we view the world. Download the copy here

  3. Cooking and Learning Together
    Cooking is an enjoyable activity for many children. Download the copy here

  4. Encouraging Language Acquisition in Young Children
    Here are some ideas for enhancing the language skills of the children. Download the copy here

  5. Babies and Toddlers Need Language Play Too
    Playing orally with nursery rhymes, both traditional and modern, is especially magical. Download the copy here

  6. Exploring Nature with Children
    The building blocks for developing responsible citizens are laid in the early years. The sooner children participate in activities with an environmental theme, the more likely they will develop a strong appreciation of the environment. Download the copy here

  7. Supporting your Child’s Physical Activity
    Activity is an important part of children’s physical, mental and emotional development. Providing opportunities for them to develop physical skills reaps benefits in every aspect of their development, for the rest of their life. Download the copy here

  8. Children at Play in the Great Outdoors
    Children of all ages love to be outside. Throughout the seasons, they explore their environments. They learn how the weather changes, and how animals and plants are affected by these changes. In learning about the seasons, children begin to understand nature’s cycles. Below are some simple activities that children can choose among and enjoy when outdoors. Download the copy here

  9. Support Science Learning at Home
    Parents are the first and most important early educators of their children. As children grow, they acquire much of their understanding and attitudes about the natural and technological world from their parents. Science is all around us. Download the copy here

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