Connection and creating fun activities with your kids can be utilising what you can find from nature or things that are around the house or on the street. The main thing is for the activity to be fun, interactive and educational.
So this water dragon was something I spotted outside our house. Can you see it can be a fun activity for your children?
I whole heartedly believe that for young children, make every aspect of learning FUN, and allow them to explore, create and interact.
So what can you do?
- If you see a water dragon in the garden, get your preschoolers to play I spy… ask him or her whether you they can see a water dragon? Make it like an adventure; squat down and slowly move closer to the water dragon and ask your child to use his finger to point to the water dragon.
- Ask whether he would like to take a photo? With digital cameras so easily available, get him to take a photo of the water dragon. It does not matter whether the photo turns out well, just get him or her to take a photo of the water dragon.
- Print out the photo on the paper. Allow your child to play with it however they like. He/she can cut and paste, draw, colour in or play I spy.
For older children, you can add other little animals onto the photos and play I spy with them. For example:
- How many bees can you find?
- How many snails can you find?
- Can you find the ladybird? Use fingers to point
- Can you find the snail etc.
- What do water dragons eat?
- Google search some more fun facts about water dragons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_water_dragon
Main aim is to create the opportunity to connect with your children through fun interactions and for older children – learning how to count.
Remember, make learning FUN and interactive. To a child, PLAY = learning.
Grab your camera and head out to the garden or park and take some photos, then create some fun activities and challenges.
Have a fun and connected day with your children.