You can start the game right from the door. Well, let’s calculate the steps, repeat the numbers on the mailbox, and after leaving the house, measure in steps the distance from the entrance to the sandbox. Suggest your child to guess which distance is longer, to a bench or to a gazebo, for example.
Do not choose distant objects, the kid is just learning to count. Try to walk to the bench with simple steps, and then calculate how many steps will go on the way back, or return with giant steps (there will, of course, be less).
All these options are interesting and useful by themselves – a real lesson in applied mathematics for kids.
While walking, listen to the sounds of nature and city noise: birds singing, wind, cars, voices. It develops sonic attention.
List with the child all that you hear. Watch the birds, feed them with crusts of bread left over after lunch.
And if there is a desire, arrange a bird feeder for the birds.
Imagine that the city in which you live is flooded with water, like Venice. You can safely walk along the bridges (any heights) or swim in special boats, gondolas, folding palms.
The rules are simple, but they must be observed throughout the game. The child should not forget to join his palms, as soon as he is not on a hill (curb, slide, bench, swing).
Draw on the asphalt nine cells, as for daggers, but larger, as “classics”. Stand in the center: you are the bear.
The child should lead you, saying where to go. You can use the words “forward, back, left, right.”
If a child makes a mistake and calls an impossible move (for example, you are standing in the rightmost cell, and the child says “to the right”), then the “bear” leaves the “den” and catches up with the child. This game develops spatial orientation, attention, physical activity.
Like the previous game, this one will teach orienteering (left, right, above, below), will develop creative abilities and give mathematical representations.
Let’s break a small park for the dwarves. They are small, and for them the twig will be a big tree, and a small pebble will be a real bench.
Consider what your park will look like, give it a name and start the markup. Draw a rectangle on the ground and place the main objects in it: we will plant a tree in the upper right corner, and the benches will, for example, stand in the middle of the park.
Speak to the child the coordinates of objects.
The game resembles the usual card “Wet Chicken”, but is conducted with chopsticks or a box of matches. This is a “flapper”, in general, an old Russian game.
It is necessary to pour out the sticks collected on a walk in a pile. Then take turns pulling out one by one until the heap disintegrates. The one who touched the matches and scattered when he took out his turtle plays.
And the child wins!
Suggest a three- or four-year-old child to pick up 10 interesting plots for a family photo album. This should be done in one walk and, of course, remember that we “photographed”.
You will need a transparent packaging solid film, cut into squares with sides equal to about 10 cm, as well as candy wrappers or bright clippings.
We will make surprises, or “sekretiki.” To do this, dig a small hole in the ground, put a candy wrapper or cutting in there and cover with foil.
Then sprinkle with earth and gently finger, cleaning the film from the ground, make a window through which the picture is visible. That’s the secret!
Hidden surprises need to be marked with stones, remember where they are. Suggest your child to come up with new surprises for you, perhaps putting beautiful pebbles or dry twigs under the film. When you prepare a few “sekretik”, ask the child to remember what picture is hidden under each pebble.
Let him verify the correctness of his answers.
For a three-year-old baby, 3-4 pictures are enough.
For the prevention of visual impairment, the development of auditory perception, you can use the game “Hide out of sight.”
The child should close his eyes at the expense of 3-4. At this time you need to change the place.
Before the kid opens his eyes, he needs to guess and show his hand in your direction. You can change roles.
Another option: when the child squeezes his eyes, he will need to unwind. Before you open your eyes, the baby will have to point with his hand in the direction of the pre-specified subject.
A child can learn to ride a tricycle even in two years, but it is easier to do this when the body is coordinated to perform different movements with his hands and feet, by 3 years.
This game is well developed coordination and even memory. And you only need a bike and the material at hand. Let’s try to make a real bike route with various obstacles for the kid.
Lay out on the ground pebbles, branches or toys brought from home. You can use the pins. The task of the child is to drive without touching the objects.
Ask the cyclist to remember in order what items he drove. If the baby does not ride a bike, you can arrange the passage of the maze with your eyes closed according to your instructions.
Support your baby for safety.
Any game should bring concrete benefits: develop imagination, train attention or memory.
During the walk, you can teach your child to compare in length, to develop his memory, observation. And it’s very easy to do. Find six sticks of different lengths, clamp them in a fist or with two palms so that they look equal.
Let the child draw any three sticks out of six. Now, having joined them, compare the total length with the length of the sticks that you have in your hand.
The one whose wand is shorter wins.
The more you play with the chopsticks, the more likely the child will begin to win. Tell him that you can remember how short sticks look, how they differ from long ones.
Let the child offer you a choice: you can limit yourself to two chopsticks.
Cunning is allowed and even appreciated. Squeezing the sticks in your hand, pull it out longer to make it appear long.
Let the kid learns to think logically and not to give in to first impressions.
Going for a walk, grab a jar of yogurt or a bucket for sand. Collect with your baby in jars different contents, everything that you find on the street. (You can not break off branches near trees or tear leaves.)
When shaking, each jar should make a different sound: sand pours in one, and pebbles in the other. For a small child, first offer two different containers.
Let your baby listen to the rumble of stones and the sand being poured in a can. Shake one and ask the baby to guess what is in it.
Gradually increase the number of jars. A similar game can be played in the kitchen, using cereals, beans, peas, sugar.
The game perfectly develops sound perception, phonemic hearing, attention and memory.