If you have a child that is of preschool age, it is very likely that you know about his or her eagerness to learn and its curiosity, and simply the amount of fun they have while doing something together with you. Most children of that age are basically like sponges and it can be quite surprising to see them understand various things and enjoy while performing various activities. The activities and games they find most interesting are the activities which include other children or adult family members. There is a large number of fun preschool activities that you can find in various articles and books which mostly focus on arts & craft activities for children and sometimes even outdoor activities and exploration. These types of activities are very popular because it is a known fact that children love engaging themselves in all kinds of creative processes and also enjoy spending time outdoors and exploring all the fascinating things the Nature offers.
If you want to enrich the process of your child’s development you should definitely take full advantage of the opportunities that preschool activities offer and engage your child in the learning process. Preschool period is the perfect age to start introducing your child to some basic math concepts. You should pay attention and keep the learning process entertaining, light and enjoyable as opposed to just sitting your child down and drilling him/her. Instead, you should try to make a game out of it, for example, gather some pine cones and count them to see who collected the most. You can do that by simply laying your cone collection in front of you and then beginning to count out aloud together while you move and point each cone. Once you have finished counting your collection, you can proceed counting out aloud together to see how many cones your child has. After that, you should determine who has the most cones and who has the least cones. You can then try to add the two piles of cones to see their total amount. An important thing is that you shouldn’t have high expectations when it comes to your child doing big numbers or solving the problems of addition on their own. You should view these fun counting games as some sort of a foundation for further learning. You can make these games even more interesting and fun by adding some of your creative side. Once you have finished with your game of counting pinecones, you can take those cones and spread peanut butter all over them, roll them in birdseed and then attach a string to them. Once you have done that, take those cones and hang them on a nearby tree in order to attract the birds, who will come there to feed. Your child will most certainly enjoy seeing that scene, and what is more importantly, it will be a perfect chance for him/her to observe the Nature first hand.
There is large number of preschool activities you can perform with your child, but the most important thing to keep in mind is that the child should enjoy and have fun while doing them while you provide guidance and supervision.