In Module 5, your child will be learning these core skills:
Would you like to know how to support your child with this module?
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The short, one minute video below explains how your child is learning these skills and some fun ways you can encourage their development at home. Select the 'Lesson Content and Learning Targets' tab at the bottom of the page for a full breakdown of what they'll be covering in each lesson.
Have fun! We hope you enjoy these activities with your child.
Ideas for home
- Pretend to be a pan balance with one shoe of the same pair in each hand. Tell your child, “These are equal. They balance.” Repeat with two different objects that vary in mass. While tilting up the arm with the lighter object and down the arm with the heavier item, say, “These are not equal. They do not balance.” Try the same activity using different objects.
- Knowing the different combinations of numbers to reach a given total is an important skill for addition. Give your child a set of small objects, like pennies or marbles, and ask them to find all the different ways to break the set into two parts: 7 pennies can be broken into sets of 1 and 6, 2 and 5, and 3 and 4. Repeat with sets from 4 to 10.
- When helping your child clean up their room, use spatial vocabulary, such as, “Put the toys on top of the shelf,” or “Hand me the clothes from under the bed.”
- Have your child position their favorite plush toy (e.g. a teddy bear) according to your directions: “Put the bear on top of the bed,” or “Put the bear in between the window and the door.” Also have your child practice giving you directions.
- Play games like Simon Says using left and right: “Simon says, hop on your left foot,” or “Simon says, wave your right hand.”