Summertime Preschool Education

For preschoolers who are used to having a structured schedule, summertime can be a bit confusing. Older siblings are out of school, preschool is out for the summer, and mom and dad’s routine may change as well. Many parents worry that the relaxed atmosphere of summer will set their preschooler back educationally. The wonderful thing about parenting a preschooler is that if provided with the right environment and materials, preschoolers are always looking for ways to learn.

Providing an enriching environment for your preschooler is easier than you may think. Simple play activities can teach your preschooler so many wonderful things that will continue to prepare them for preschool and kindergarten. These simple preschool activities will keep your preschoolers mind active and help them to continue to learn and develop the way that they need to.

Preschool Arts and Crafts

  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Fingerpainting
  • Cutting Pictures out of Magazines
  • Using spray bottles to spray water on the sidewalk
  • Painting pictures

Preschool Math and Science

  • Bubbles
  • Playing with Playdough
  • Catching Bugs
  • Laying in the backyard and watching the stars
  • Playing in the rain
  • Playing in the mud
  • Playing with water in the sink
  • Planting Flowers
  • Going fishing
  • Pretending to go fishing

Preschool Music and Movement

  • Dancing with Mom
  • Jumping on Bubble Wrap
  • Singing along with the radio in the car
  • Going to the park
  • Rolling down a grassy hill
  • Riding a bike
  • Running in the yard

Preschool Pretend Play

  • Dressing up in Mom or Dad’s clothes
  • Making a fort out of blankets
  • Doing a lemonade stand

Preschool Reading and Literature

  • Going to the library
  • Reading bedtime stories
  • Reading for fun
  • Looking at pictures in books
  • Making your own book
  • Putting pictures in photo albums

Providing your preschooler with a rich learning environment does not have to be complicated or expensive. All preschoolers need to succeed and have fun is a caring parent and a little bit of imagination