Playdoh Letters

Children need to be able to recognize the shape and differences of each letters in the alphabet. Michigan State University Extension in their website state that two literacy skills that are important for children to learn to read are the concepts of letter knowledge and alphabetical principle. Letter knowledge is Read more…

Threading

According to Kid Essense website, threading helps children perform crucial tasks like reaching, grasping, and moving objects. (https://www.kidessence.com/blogs/news/six-benefits-of-fine-motor-skills) In other words, threading help with fine motor skills. Threading activity can be done by asking the children to thread shoe lace or string through a series of holes on a cardboard Read more…

I Spy With My Binoculars​

Playing “I Spy” helps children learn vocabulary and phonics. According to British Council, “I Spy” is a fun game for practising English vocabulary (https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/top-tips/play-i-spy) Traditionally it was played with a person asking the other people to find objects around them that begin a selected letter by saying, “I spy with Read more…

Counting

The numbers 0, 1, 2 are just merely symbols.  Children need to understand that these number actually represents quantity of objects and can be counted.  Once they understand the concept, then it will be easier for them to learn advance math concepts such as numbers operation, sizes and measurement (https://raisingchildren.net.au/babies/play-learning/learning-ideas/early-numeracy) Read more…

Feel The Colours

Painting with hand let the children experience the sense of touch in a fun way. It is mesmerizing to be able to transfer drops of colours using finger and hand and paint it on a paper and see how colour change when they are mixed. The process of finger painting Read more…

Number Beads

To help develop numeracy skills, children first need to understand the concept of “numbers”. Children start learning numeracy skills from the time they’re born. This learning happens from watching and experiencing numeracy in action, especially in everyday play and activities (https://raisingchildren.net.au/babies/play-learning/learning-ideas/early-numeracy) Number beads is an activity that help children count. Read more…

Cloud Doh Fun

According to Good Start Organization of Australia, the use of sensory play can help develop build positive pathways in their brain. (https://www.goodstart.org.au/news-and-advice/october-2016/exploring-the-benefits-of-sensory-play) Playing with cloud dough is a type of sensory play. Cloud dough has a smooth and silky texture which is great for touch sensory experience for the children. Read more…

Water Play: Washing

Washing dishes is a life skill. Washing dishes can also be a sensorial activity that stimulates the sense of touch. A new study conducted by researchers at Florida State University suggests the simple act of washing the dishes could actually encourage a state of mindfulness, which has been linked to Read more…

Messy Jelly

Children explore the world through touch. According to NHS UK, not all children like all textures and this is perfectly normal, however it is important to give your child plenty of opportunities to experience different touch sensations (https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/kids/resources/ot-activityinformation-sheets/messy-play-activities/) Messy play offers a lot of benefits for the children especially in Read more…