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Observe and describe

Summary: Learning to observe and describe is a parenting skill as well as a skill we want to develop in our children. (Source: smarterparenting.com)

 

Activity:  As parents, we want to observe behaviors, both positive and...

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Communication ball activity

Summary: Spark conversation by having your children answer questions written on a beach ball. (Source: smarterparenting.com)

 

Activity: You can undertake this activity with one child or multiple children, either siblings or...

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Rules discussion

Summary: Don’t just impose rules: discuss and explain them.

 

Activity: (please be as detailed as possible): What rules for your children are important to you? Practice giving the reason behind any rules you may have. Get into...

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Making ideas concrete

Summary: This activity literally has your child make something out of an idea.

 

Activity:   The next time your child tells you about an idea he has, ask him to draw it for you or make a model out of pipe cleaners or...

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Family clean-up project

Summary: Cooperate clean-up works especially well if you have more than one child.

 

Activity: Think of a clean-up project around your home or yard and make it a family project. Let your children make decisions about what they...

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Cultural heritage meal

Summary: Learn about other cultures through unfamiliar foods prepared with familiar people.

 

Activity:  Prepare a meal that is common to the cultural heritage of a friend or family member but is new to you and your...

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Social cues activity

This activity encourages your child to build an internal frame of reference for interacting socially with both adults and peers.

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Body image booster

Teach your child to appreciate his or her amazing body and develop a deeper understanding of physical capabilities.

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Answering questions with questions

While it’s tempting to answer authoritatively every question your child asks, it’s more educational to turn the tables.

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