As your child's first (and favorite!) teacher, you can create fun learning experiences wherever you are. Try these five activities - and explore the links to Sesame Street resources around STEM, math, literacy, and social-emotional development - to help your young child get ready for the brand-new world of classroom learning.
Check out the Sesame Street episode, "The Happy Scientists," in which Elmo, Telly, and Rosita go on a scientific investigation to answer the question: Does everyone take a bath? Then, come up with your own question, form a hypothesis, and investigate!
Join Cookie Monster on a scientific investigation to see which objects sink in water, and which ones float. Click here to play the game and after, conduct your own sink-or-float investigations at home. Pick an object, make a hypothesis about whether you think it will sink or float, and try it out!
At mealtime, make shapes with your napkins. How many shapes can your child make? Count the sides and angles of each shape. Find more fun ideas and resources to explore math all around us at: www.sesamestreet.org/math
To broaden your child's vocabulary, use a variety of words to describe the same thing, such as "That truck is really big. It's huge. It's enormous!" Ask him to use similar words. Find more everyday ideas to help your child develop literacy skills and more at: www.sesamestreet.org/happyhealthy
Help your child brainstorm positive words to describe himself or herself. Try using the "What We are Song" as inspiration! Check out this song and other resources to help children develop the social-emotional skills they need to face challenges with confidence at: www.sesamestreet.org/challenges
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