Now that spring has finally arrived, it’s time to shed the heavy winter clothes and open up the windows. After spending the winter cooped up inside the house, there’s no question that your child is probably ready to spend as much time enjoying the fresh spring air as they can. At Today’s Life Schools & Childcare, we try to provide your child with every opportunity to explore and try new things. We offer a variety of programs including Spanish lessons, enrichment programs, and more! In order to promote early childhood development, we try to create fun curriculums that challenge your child while making learning a fun experience. If you would like to learn more about Today’s Life Schools & Childcare, contact us today!
Spring is the perfect time to get outside and try new activities that will help your child to learn while also having fun. In part one of this multi-part series, we will give you a few ideas of some activities that will get your child exploring the outdoors.
Watch A Caterpillar Grow
Early spring is full of new life, and while your child may be too young to care for a small pet, one way to teach them responsibility is to care for a caterpillar. Not to mention, if you care for the caterpillar long enough, you may eventually be able to teach your child about how the caterpillar turns into a butterfly!
Start by going for a walk in the woods, a nearby park, or another area where you might be able to find a caterpillar. You can even turn it into a scavenger hunt! Once you find a caterpillar, you and your child can put together a little habitat full of leaves, twigs, and a capful of water. An unused flower pot or a plastic container with holes make perfect homes for a caterpillar. After that, the rest is up to you!
As an adult, you may not find blowing bubbles to be the most exciting of activities, but we guarantee that your child will love it! To a child, there’s something magical about seeing a bubble form mid-air right before their eyes. Your kiddo will be able to marvel at the rainbow of colors as the bubble floats through the air until it disappears.
You can either buy bubble mixture from the store or spend some time making your own with your kid. Once you have the bubble mixture, take it outside and use bubble wands to create giant bubbles. Make it a contest to see who can make the biggest bubble or whose bubble lasts the longest before popping.
Have A Picnic
Whether you have a long day of errands planned with just a small window for lunch, or you’re looking for something to mix up your schedule, a picnic is perfect for any situation! Instead of spending money on fast food while you’re out and about, you can pack a lunch for you and your child and stop at a park while you’re in town. There’s something really nice about eating outside, especially if it’s not something you do on a regular basis. Your child will love getting out of the house, and if you stop at a park with a playground, you can let your kiddo run around and play while you take a few minutes to catch up on emails or other necessary tasks.
There are just a couple ideas for how you and your child can get outside. If you’re looking for a way to ensure that your child is challenged and gets the chance to explore new things on a daily basis, Today’s Life Schools & Childcare can help! Contact us today to learn more.