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Sorting Activity for Preschoolers

Sorting activities for preschoolers can help young learners with necessary math skills. More than learning numbers, sorting introduces how to group items.

Whether you use basic colors or shapes to talk about sorting, minimize the activity to one type of sorting. Then, you can move on to more challenging ones.

In that way, your preschoolers understand the essential part of sorting and feel successful. 

Benefits of Sorting Activities

Young preschoolers have an innate behavior of sorting the natural world. They see the surroundings as an exploration of wonders.

So, by nature, they will want to sort or group items. For instance, they might want to group toys by colors like red cars and yellow pencils.

This intrinsic behavior is vital for developing math skills. Later on, your preschooler will use this strategy to group numbers and make sense by adding or subtracting.

By encouraging them to sort now will eventually help them in the future. An excellent way to nourish that intuitive feeling of sorting is to start using math words like ‘more than’, ‘less than’, or ‘equal to’.

In that way, your preschoolers engage in using necessary math vocabulary. 

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Vacation After the Coronavirus: How Families Can Prepare for Travel After the Pandemic

Now, a couple weeks into the stay at home orders, and you want to dream of summer vacations. After talking with friends, family, and co-workers center around the question, “What will our summer look like?” Will pools open and summer vacations good to go?

Family-friendly companies throughout the travel industry, such as Disney and Classic, predict that domestic travel will be the first to recover. Then, locations such as Mexico and the Caribbean will follow, finally reaching international destinations.

Soon your family will be able to use their airline vouchers, vacation once again, and start making those priceless memories. In preparing for your family’s travel after this pandemic, there are 3 things to do to stay healthy. 

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Life-Changing Ways to Prevent Parental Burnout

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Parental burnout is sometimes inevitable. You most likely have to take care of the kids, the household, your kids’ schooling, and meal planning. All those mental activities take energy to deal and make decisions about them.

Usually, when you have a family, you need to consider more than taking care of your household. Of course, you might overlook this critical step. You have to take care of yourself so that you can take care of others.

Not every parent has it all figured out. That is why parental burnout often happens more than you can realize.

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Holiday Winter Kids Activities

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Holiday winter activities are generally the least of your worries. Especially when kids are on winter break, the festivities of the holidays can wear off quickly. For most kids, there is a two-week winter break. So, what can you do to keep them busy and not burn out?

Paper Hands-on-Activities

One of the best ways is paper hands-on-activities. You can easily string paper decorations together or popcorn. Then, place it around the tree.

Other methods can be to make paper snowflakes to decorate the wall with family pictures. Another idea is to take a selfie for twelve days and place them along with paper decorations.

Besides decorating Christmas trees, you can make ornaments for any festivity. Do you celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa?

Gather a few household construction paper, festive glitter glue, markers or color pencils, and create your holiday ornament. Even better, dedicate the decoration to someone in your family.

This activity can be an excellent get-together for blended families. In this way, you get to share each other’s cultures and traditions. Since you have paper cut-outs and scraps of ribbon already available, make greeting cards.

Something handmade like a holiday card would make anyone smile. 

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