The time you spend with your child in class may be more valuable than you realize. Studies have shown that parent-child play contributes more significantly to a child’s ability to learn from social interactions than play with other children. Infants and preschoolers also use more behaviors that require a partner while playing with parents. Your time here is powerful!
Children have an innate tendency to make sense of the world around them through observing patterns. Recognizing patterns allows children to make predictions based on these observations. Creating their own provides opportunities to practice sequencing. Understanding patterns lays the foundation for learning more difficult mathematical concepts, and the ability to identify simple patterns in their early years will transfer to understanding more complex number concepts later on.
Optional home fun activity: Color the candy cane on page 22 in your workbook.
(Remember, these activities are optional but can be a great bonding experience to do with your child during the week.)