Learning Games For Children
Stacey Silverstein, owner and educator at The Kinder Connection demonstrates some fun games and resources for your children to help them learn. Classic learning games for children such as Candy Land and Monopoly are always favourites, however be sure to buy games that are suitable for your child’s age and learning level. Puzzles are also a favourite and excellent for increasing cognition, spacial ability and fine motor skills, but again make sure to purchase puzzles that are suitable for your child’s age and skill. Children stores are a great place to find fun learning games and you can also find great learning resources that are inexpensive at your local dollar store.
Making your own games at home are also a great, cost-effective way to help your child learn. Using household items such as straws, clothespins, paper, markers, cups, etc…you can make learning resources that your child will enjoy. You can make a simple alphabet board at home and play with your child regularly having them identify the letters with fun objects such as stickers or magnets. You can do the same board for colours, numbers or sight words. Using a little imagination, you can create many fun activities at home so your child will have fun learning!
About The Kinder Connection:
The Kinder Connection is a group of Ontario Certified Teachers, Early Childhood Educators and Experienced Teaching Personnel that proudly teach at Ministry Licensed Day Nurseries in the Greater Toronto Area.
The Kinder Connection is owned and operated by three B. Ed. Teachers with years of expertise in the Primary Panel with a variety of specialized qualifications and training. They began The Kinder Connection over ten years ago, and they continue to enroll over 500 students per year in their Nursery, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Summer Camps, Specialized Reading Programs and Private Tutoring Sessions.
Realizing the potential of young learners, Kinder Connection has developed an enriching, creative program specializing in a variety of curriculum areas focusing on the importance of The Early Years Developmental Guidelines. This includes nurturing the “whole child” and providing activities that will engage and build upon each child‘s natural ability to learn and discover. Their program extends beyond the Ministry Curriculum, and provides learning opportunities that are exciting, fun and unique. Children learn a wide variety of skills and concepts that will help them to become life-long learners. Students are encouraged to be self-motivated risk-takers who welcome knowledge and learn a variety of essential concepts to prepare them for success in school. The Kinder Connection philosophy is that all children have a natural curiosity to “think outside of the box”, and are eager to attain the skills they need to be confident, well-rounded students.