Gross-motor development is extremely important!
The CDC recommends that children spend One Hour per day minimum on outdoor activities.
Try to incorporate the lessons of the week by looking for items that start with the letter of the week, are in the shape or color of the week, or counting the flowers!
Remember that this can be broken down into 6 Ten Minute Segments or whatever works with your schedule!
We recommend that you spend 20-30 minutes daily performing a chore with your child.
Try to incorporate the lessons of the week into the chore. For example, if you are folding laundry, you may want to sort the clothing by color or type and/or count the clothing. Or if you are washing dishes, you can ask your child "what shape is this plate?" or "what letter does Fork start with?".
Self-decided play is very important for a child. Let your child decide what they want to do for 30-40 minutes daily, and if they have a sibling, have them play cooperatively.
Our suggestion is to set up your child's room or play space similar to how preschool teachers set up their classrooms. The different sections would include: Art, Block, Literacy, Technology, Dramatic Play, Nature & Science, Music & Movement, and Math & Manipulatives. We know it sounds like a lot, but you can even have this in a small space!