• Vocabulary Printables
    Silly Sentences
    Finish the very silly sentences in this printable and you will reveal tongue twisters. ...
  • Children's Book Characters Printables
    Curious George's Opposites
    Build young children's vocabulary and teach them about opposites with this illustrated Curious George activity. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Nursery Rhymes
    Round and Round the Garden
    Round and Round the GardenRhyme and Actions Round and round the garden(Run your index finger around baby's palm.)Went the Teddy Bear, One step, two steps,(Jump your finger up his arm.)Tickle under there. (Tickle him under his arm.)Round and roun...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • School and Learning
    Sound
    What Did You Say?
    What Did You Say? Activity for an individual child Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Enhance your child's listening skills and auditory discrimination with this silly activity. Review a picture book or magazine with your c...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Vocabulary
    Sharing Adventures: Reading to Your Two-Year-Old
    Sharing Adventures: Reading to Your Two-Year-Old Two is a terrific age for reading to your child. Your toddler wants to build her vocabulary and will eagerly sit to hear stories that offer her new words to learn. But reading books to your todd...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Vocabulary
    Your Toddler's Development: Building Vocabulary
    Your Toddler's Development: Building Vocabulary One thing about most two-year-olds: You can't get them to shut up. Your toddler is constantly talking, talking, talking. Your child wants you to understand her experience, just as she herself is be...
  • Food and Nutrition Printables
    Nutrition -- Definitions
    Print out this list of nutrition vocabulary words and ask your children to define them. They can practice their research skills by using the dictionary to look up any words they do not know. ...
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
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  • Food and Nutrition Printables
    Nutrition -- Definitions
    Print out this list of nutrition vocabulary words and ask your children to define them. They can practice their research skills by using the dictionary to look up any words they do not know. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Vocabulary
    Dictionary Name Game
    Dictionary Name Game Required: Dictionary Pen and paper What's in a name? A great opportunity for learning new words—with the help of a dictionary. During breakfast, snack time, or any time you and your child want to expand your vocabularies a...
  • Acting out Verbs Activity for Kids
    Vocabulary
    Action Words
    Action WordsDirectionsIntroduce these words to your child and both of you do the actions together STRETCH, LEAP, SLIDE, RUN, CRAWL, FALL, SPIN, and TURN. Once your child understands what each word means and how to do the action, put on music and ...
  • Decoding Puzzles Printables
    Imagine That!
    Imagine a different first letter on each word in this word game, and you'll get a completely different thing! ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Early Learning Activities
    Magic Bag
    Magic BagTime 10 to 15 minutes Materials Old purseSmall items that can't be swallowed, like model cars, playing cards, animal cookies, old key sets, little books Directions Your child will want to share the wonder of each discovery if you fill a...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Vocabulary
    Abbreviate It
    Abbreviate ItTime 10 to 15 minutes Materials None Directions Teach the concept of abbreviating in a playful way. One of you thinks of two letters that the other has to turn into a phrase that matches the abbreviation. For example, FS could mean ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Vocabulary
    I Spy Word Recognition
    I Spy Word RecognitionDirections This word game can help develop your child's shape and color recognition skills. As you drive or walk along, say "I spy with my little eye something that is orange," or "... something that is square." Your child w...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Vocabulary Printables
    Silly Sentences
    Finish the very silly sentences in this printable and you will reveal tongue twisters. ...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • Babies and Toddlers
    Vocabulary
    Fun with Words
    Fun with WordsDirections Ask your child to tell you what certain words mean to him. Pick out everyday words that he has likely heard before. Some suggestions to get you started: concrete, marriage, retire, divorce, bachelor, anniversary, occasio...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book