Children learn best when they are having fun. LeapFrog always aims to make play fun which in turn stimulates children’s minds.
As a former teacher I know the children that learn best are those who are active in their play and those who engage in many opportunities. At this time of year many parents of preschoolers are looking at how they can get their child ready for school.
Tips for getting ready for school
- Role play – role play is a great way to prepare for new situations. Erin used to enjoy playing shops and restaurants. She would write me menu’s and this is great for literacy.
- Teach your child how to play. This sounds a little daft but I taught Erin how to introduce herself to new classmates and to ask other children to play with her. Erin is very sociable and I know she can confidently start a conversation with her peers.
- When in the shops ask your child to pick things up for you. It is a great opportunity to count and start handling money.
- Practise putting on school uniform before the start of term. Make sure they can put their shoes on and off. Believe me the teacher will appreciate this one!
- Practise writing their name. If they are reluctant to do it with a pencil, they can trace their name in sand or make it in play doh. Anyway you can will help them. This is good for recognising their peg and draw in the classroom.
LeapFrog have a range of toys to aid learning including:
- Number Loving Oven is the first preschool toy to bake early maths into fun and engaging play focused on cooking and sharing, giving toddlers a first glimpse into how numbers and early maths skills are a part of everyday life. It talks, sings and gets number skills cooking through 30+ songs and phrases, 16 fun ingredients and so many ways to explore.
- Count Along Till is the perfect gift to expand the imaginations of little ones through role play. With the Count Along Till, budding entrepreneurs can run a store and expand their imagination through pretend play and exercise social play skills that help them build a foundation for core and life skills. The talking, interactive cash register features an adorable character that talks, sings and lights up, offering much more than typical calculator-like cash registers. The Count Along Till encourages imaginative role playing while introducing preschoolers to early money skills. The register enables kids to explore colours, vocabulary, food sorting, healthy habits, number recognition and counting with a delightful and engaging character.
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