Work on subtraction today. Put 10 beads on a table. Ask your child to close their eyes while you hide some beads under a cup. Then have them open their eyes and take 30 seconds to guess the number under cup.
Play Pictionary! Find some unusual verbs and nouns. Ask your child to draw pictures of the vocabulary words to help them understand and remember the meanings of the words. Play a game of trying to guess the words from pictures.
Read a short non-fiction book or article with your child. While reading, stop 3 times and have your child write down what they learned and ask if they have questions.
This week explore math concepts. Geometry and shapes are math concepts. Do a shape hunt: Find 5 shapes in the house that have parallel lines (lines that run side by side and never cross). For example the door frames, book shelves, patterns in your tile or carpeting, etc.
This can be an ongoing project that you do once a week: create a family cookbook! Take pictures of your family enjoying favorite meals, ask your child to help write the recipes. Place them in a book. What a great keepsake!
Reinforce the concept of Theme. After a cartoon or TV show, discuss the lesson learned by the main character. Remind your child that this is called “theme” just like in a story.
Fill a pot with water and put it on the stove. Have your child guess what will happen to the water if you left it to boil for 30 minutes. Now do the experiment. Do not leave your child alone with the hot stove and boiling water.