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The holiday season is a great time for young students. It provides a chance for them to help prepare for family holiday events while reinforcing academic skills. Here are some simple ways to incorporate math, reading, writing, and science while giving your child an opportunity to lend a helping h...

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Mix Holiday Fun With Academics

Posted by: Connie McCarthy on Dec 10, 2013 in Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Connie McCarthy


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The holiday season is a great time for young students. It provides a chance for them to help prepare for family holiday events while reinforcing academic skills. Here are some simple ways to incorporate math, reading, writing, and science while giving your child an opportunity to lend a helping hand.

Math
Gather mixed coins from around the house. Have your child separate the coins into piles of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Practice counting by ones with the pennies, by 5’s with the nickels, 10’s with the dimes. Count and add the quarters. Give your child the opportunity to earn some mixed coins for various holiday jobs, such as helping you wrap presents, setting the table, helping to decorate, etc. If possible, these coins could also be donated to charities or used to buy simple gifts for loved ones.

Reading
Together read “The Night Before Christmas,” by Clement Moore, “My First Chanukah,” by Tomie dePaola, or your family’s favorite holiday book. After reading, have a discussion about the book. Ask questions to make sure that she understood the main idea of the story. Have her show you evidence in the text to support her idea.

Writing
Enlist your child’s help in signing and addressing cards. The recipients will love the children’s touch on the envelope or card. After the holidays, help your child write thank-you notes for gifts, especially to grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives

Science
Bake cookies or cook favorite holiday recipes together. Young chefs learn about measuring, predicting, experimenting, and the chemistry of making food when cooking together.

The holidays offer a unique opportunity for young children to help, learn, and have fun at the same time.

 

> Keep Your Child Learning Over the Holiday Season

> Let Children Help, and Learn, for the Holidays

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