Have you ever felt the urge to go buy your child the newest, most innovative toys in the store? Will your child be behind developmentally without interacting with the newest gadgets? Rest easy, your child can learn effectively through recycled materials and other things found around your house. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to keep your child entertained while learning. Here are some low cost ideas to scaffold your child’s learning.
Children can learn and discover so much more when they are given open ended materials to explore. It also often holds children’s attention longer, since there is no definitive end to the task. By allowing your child to explore simple household items, you are extending their learning from being at Rainbow Child Care Centers since The Creative Curriculum® is based on learning through exploration. Talk to your child about what they are feeling, seeing, and hearing as they explore. This will help expand their vocabulary and help solidify some of their discoveries. The possibilities are endless when you use things you already have at your house for your child to learn!