At long last! Tip of the Month has returned with spring and Easter just around the corner!
Now is a great time to hop on over to Build a Kindergarten Star page and practice some Kindergarten skills.
If you celebrate Easter, count your eggs or sort them by color. Have even more fun by counting and sorting your Easter candy! You could sort it by type, color of wrapper, size, etc.
Let’s also “Spring” into action! Take advantage of the warmer weather and warm up those big muscles.
Start by placing a jump rope (or any rope) on the floor and ask your child jump over it. Then, as their accuracy and balance improves form the jump rope into a circle (or use a hula hoop) and ask your child to jump in and out of the circle. Make the circle as large or as small as you like and according to your child’s ability.
Hop over to the library and check out:
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
Jump, Frog, Jump by Robert Kalan
Hop, Skip, Run by Marcia Leonard
Hop Jump by Ellen Stoll Walsh
And check out these great action songs:
Animal Action on Kids in Motion by Greg & Steve
Song about Sammy on Getting to Know Myself by Hap Palmer
Goin’ to the Zoo on Goin’ to the Zoo by Tom Paxton
Jumping and Counting on Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem
Popcorn on We All Live Together vol. 2 by Greg & Steve
I Feel Crazy so I Jump in the Soup on Victor Vito by Laurie Berkner
No More Monkeys on Animal Playground