Helping You Keep Young Children Learning — At Home and in Child Care
Put Your Child in the Driver's Seat
With these activities, your child can explore concepts such as fast and slow, stop and go, and up and down. They'll just need some toy cars or trucks and some imagination!
Have an older child? Switch up the activities to help them investigate more complex topics such as friction and momentum.
Sweet Bear Toast
Over the weekend, try making this adorable sweet bear toast, made healthier by CCRI’s Early Head Start Health and Nutritionist Specialist, Justin Turner. Children as young as 2 can help assemble the bear!
The Nose Knows Memory Game
TheNose Knows Memory Gameasks that your child identify different smells and then pair them with its matching smell.
CCRI’s Quality Every Day manager, Lee Perry, suggests playing this fun, easy game with your child. It hones their sense of smell as they notice the nuances of scents and develops their language skills as they describe what they smell.
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