Manav Rachna International School Sector-14, Faridabad Session-2015-16 Parent Involvement Activities Level: KG Yippee!!!!! Summer vacations are here again! Dear Parent Summer holidays are here again to give us respite from the scorching heat. We hope that our kids would enjoy their vacation time and learn through their surroundings and experiences. As we believe in experiential learning all the activities have been designed keeping in mind the child’s learning in their immediate environment. Children love to do things on their own, be it messing up with colours, creating abstract art on blank sheets, innovating with clay, sand or blocks and we need to give them an environment congenial for learning. So parents, have fun doing all the activities with your kiddos and capture some precious moments while doing these activities and paste the picture in the scrap book and send them to school for us to cherish those precious moments. Kindly refer these suggested sites and do age-appropriate activities www.kidszone.ws/thematic/summer.htm www.enchantedlearning.com www.starfall.com www.pitara.comvication.shtml www.sparklebox.com Nature walk- Playing in gardens and parks always brings joy to little kids, at the same time they can prove to be a great learning source i.e. different plants, trees, flowers , leaves ,their colours etc. Bring your child close to nature and let him/her learn different concepts through nature. Bird feeder- Animals and birds are children’s favourite! Let them have a closer look, a first-hand experience about the same. Help kids get in touch with nature by involving them in the activities close to nature. Kids will love trying to create birdfeeders with empty tetra packs, boxes, cans etc. Finally, fill them with birdseeds and hang outdoors. It can take a couple of days for the birds to find the feeders and will be happy to munch from them. Picnic planning: Let your kids take charge of a family picnic. Allow them to plan the menu and pack everything. For more challenge, let the child count the number of family members and carry things accordingly. For example-for six family members pack six cans of juice. Table Etiquettes- Children must learn to help themselves by placing the dining table mat, eating with spoon, keeping the things at proper places. Take an opportunity to inculcate table etiquettes while dining .Help them make their own laminated table mats. Give your child an A-3 size sheet and let your child pour his or her creativity on it by drawing and coloring. Get it laminated and let them use it as a table mat in school. Rejuvenating the young minds!!-Spend some time with your child by role playing on dummy phones conducting telephonic conversations to enhance telephone manners as well as conversational skills. Speaker 1: Hello! May I speak to Raghav please? Speaker 2: May I know who is calling? Speaker1: This is his friend Suraj. Speaker2: No, he is not at home. Can I take a message?/ Yes sure, please stay on line. Speaker 1: Hello! Am I speaking to Nisha. Speaker 2: Yes you are Speaker 1: Hi! This is Neha. How are you? Speaker 2: Hi Neha I am fine. What’s up? Speaker 1: Will you come to park in the evening? Speaker 2: Yes, at 6 pm. Speaker 1: OK then. See you in the evening. Bye! Speaker 2: Bye. See you later. Converse with your child in English and develop a habit of speaking proper sentences. Some sentences such as: -May I go to the park? May I play with my toys? -I am feeling hungry; May I have something to eat. -Please give me a tissue paper /book/pencil./....... -Excuse me, May I talk to you for a minute. -Thank you for the wonderful gift. -I am thirsty; May I have some water Travel and Explore: When you’re on the road, have your kids study the number plate on the car in front of you. Make them identify the numerals and letters. Word search: One of the best ways to help children develop a love of language is to encourage them to play with words. Start with these word games and activities that will have kids reading and writing for the fun of it. Enlarge and copy a portion of the newspaper or magazine. Write four or five words at the top of the paper and ask your child to search for them in the article, using a highlighter to mark the words. Paint the stairs: It’s time to learn numerals in a creative manner by writing numbers with paint and brush on all the stairs of the house under the guidance of the elders to read and write the numbers. You can also help them to make ‘HopScotch’ to recognize and numbers. Numbers on stairs can be used for backward counting as well as concepts like what comes after/before? Glass Pyramid: Write the numerals 1-50 on waste disposable glasses with permanent marker and create a pyramid of glasses. To add fun in the game child will hit the numbers called by his partner one by one with ball. Snakes and Ladders: Plan a day for assorted board games with cousins and have some family fun by playing snakes and ladders. This game will enhance their numerical skills in a fun way. HAVE LOADS OF FUN!
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