Fun to Play, Ready to Learn
7.25”x8.5” spiral bound, 96 pages
Research has shown how important the first three years of life are to a child’s brain development. Fun to Play, Ready to Learn explores how you can stimulate your child’s learning capacity during this period through fun activities, games and songs. This insightful book is chock-full of activities to support and nurture your child’s development. Based on the latest research of how young children develop and learn, this book will help your child increase sensory and motor skills while having fun playing with you. Research has long shown that babies raised by caring adults in safe and stimulating environments are better learners than those raised in less stimulating settings. Activities included in the book are inexpensive and easy to do, using everyday objects you already have at home. Choose from a variety of fun things to match your child’s interests and developmental stage.
The primary goals of Fun to Play, Ready to Learn are to teach families and child care professionals appropriate ways to play and interact with their young children, increase the amount of positive interaction with children, and increase adults’ enjoyment when playing with children.
Containing more than 100 illustrations, the Fun to Play, Ready to Learn activity guide is targeted to parents and child care professionals of children from birth to 36 months of age. There are 15 sections, each featuring activities, songs and fingerplays. Read the section introduction then locate your child’s age in the Things to Look Forward To and Activities pages.
The games and special activities included in the book will help your child:
- learn problem-solving skills, mathematical discovery and creative development
- increase vocabulary and improve listening skills
- improve coordination and small motor development
- develop skills to solve social problems
To orderFun to Play, Ready to Learn (EB2) is available from your local UNL Extension office or from the UNL Extension Publications Warehouse.