CAP Tulsa’s early childhood education programs can help you strengthen your relationship with your child while preparing her for kindergarten. Our Teachable Moments provide tips and information to help you connect with your child and make sure they are developmentally on track.
Playing and learning go together! By engaging in play with your child you can help them develop approaches to learning, curiosity, and problem solving.
Show an interest when your child is playing pretend and ask questions, make comments and act out a specific role. Accept imaginary cups of tea or answer imaginary phone calls, but let them be in charge of the story they are creating! If your child is pretending that they are going grocery shopping, find some paper and pens and ask them to make a list of what they need. Encourage them to count the items they bought and what dishes you will cook with everything on your list.
By playing together, you can encourage your child’s thinking skills and help them to be imaginative — you will have fun too!