Life Essentials® At Home

Bring Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials Curriculum Into Your Home

About the Life Essentials® At Home Program at Kiddie Academy

Our team of early childhood curriculum experts thoughtfully curated a list of at-home learning activities and resources to help your family Learn On® when not at the Academy. Whether it’s during mealtime, playtime, clean up time, bath time or bedtime – your child can learn at home with activities that deliver easily integrated learning opportunities in seamless, easy and fun ways.

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Life Essentials®

We have a designated time for learning. Always.®

Select the age of your child(ren) below and you’ll be taken to a page with some easy things you can do to build curriculum into the daily tasks you’re already doing.

Infant

Are you looking for fun home-learning activities to do with your infant? We've organized activities around things you may already be doing with your child during these parts of the day:

  • Getting Ready for the Day: Turn routine activities at the beginning of your child’s day into learning moments.
  • Playtime : Playtime is a great way to teach your baby without it even feeling like learning.
  • Outside Time: The great outdoors can be the best classroom of all.
  • Bedtime: End your child’s day by integrating learning into their bedtime routine.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some more easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Creating sensory memories by exploring different textures and sounds with toys.
  • Engaging in sensory play, including finger painting, play dough and blocks covered in different fabrics.
  • Exploring the outdoors through daily walks in strollers and playing outside.

Toddler

Are you looking for fun home-learning activities to do with your toddler? We've organized activities around things you may already be doing with your child during these parts of the day:

  • Getting ready for the day: Turn routine activities at the beginning of your child’s day into learning moments.
  • Playtime: Make sure your child’s time spent playing is filled with opportunities to learn.
  • Mealtime: Learning can happen any time – even while eating.
  • Outside Time: The great outdoors can be the best classroom of all.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some more easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Practice following simple directions by having your toddler place objects “in,” “on” or “under” other objects.
  • Answering questions, handling books and filling in blanks while being read to from repetitive books.
  • Developing independence by inviting children to answer questions while reading books.
  • Dressing themselves while playing dress-up with simple garments, like cowboy hats, vests and sunglasses.

Early Preschool (2-year-old)

Are you looking for fun home-learning activities to do with your two-year-old? We've organized activities around things you may already be doing with your child during these parts of the day:

  • Playtime: Make sure your child’s time spent playing is filled with opportunities to learn.
  • Quiet time : Encouraging low-key activities during quiet time helps children develop independent play skills.
  • Outside Time: The great outdoors can be the best classroom of all.  
  • Bath and Bed time: Make bath time even more exciting and fun. then end your child’s day by integrating learning into their bedtime routine.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some more easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Write the letters that start your child’s first and last names so that they become familiar with the shapes and can practice the sounds those letters make.
  • Use blocks to build a house with your child so that they learn how cooperation helps make things happen.
  • Encourage cooperation by working with your child to clean up around the house.
  • Put on some music and dance with your child to help them learn about rhythmic motion.

Preschool (3-year-old)

Are you looking for fun home-learning activities to do with your preschooler? We've organized activities around things you may already be doing with your child during these parts of the day that align with our preschool curriculum:

  • Get Ready for your Day: Turn routine activities at the beginning of your child’s day into learning moments.
  • Quiet time : Encouraging low-key activities during quiet time helps children develop independent play skills.
  • Playtime: Make sure your child’s time spent playing is filled with opportunities to learn.
  • Outside Time: The great outdoors can be the best classroom of all.  

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some more easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Have your child practice writing the letters of their name outside with sidewalk chalk.
  • Practice simple yoga stretches and poses.
  • Help your child research stories from other parts of the world to help learn about different cultures.
  • Read stories then discuss with your child how events in the story make the characters feel.

Pre-Kindergarten (4-year-old)

Are you looking for fun home-learning activities to do with your four-year-old? We've organized activities around things you may already be doing with your child during these parts of the day:

  • Get Ready for your Day: Turn routine activities at the beginning of your child’s day into learning moments.
  • Play time : Make sure your child’s time spent playing is filled with opportunities to learn.
  • Quiet time : Encouraging low-key activities during quiet time helps children develop independent play skills.
  • Meal Time: Learning can happen any time – even while eating. 

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some more easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Have your child write the name of a favorite animal then draw a picture of it.
  • Practice simple yoga stretches and poses.
  • Help your child cut numbers out of a magazine, then make a collage and talk about the numbers they found.
  • Play outside so that your child can run, jump and climb.

Kindergarten (5-year-old)

Are you looking for fun home-learning activities to do with your five-year-old? We've organized activities around things you may already be doing with your child during these parts of the day:

  • Play time : Make sure your child’s time spent playing is filled with opportunities to learn.
  • Outside time : Encouraging low-key activities during quiet time helps children develop independent play skills.
  • Meal Time: The great outdoors can be the best classroom of all.   

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some more easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Help your child create simple stories with a beginning, middle and end.
  • Collect rocks during a walk and then sort and identify them when you get home.
  • Exploring humor by reading newspaper comics strips and asking your child what made them laugh and why.

School Age (up to 12-years-old)

Are you looking for fun home-learning activities to do with your school-ager? We've organized activities around things you may already be doing with your child during these parts of the day:

  • Play time : Make sure your child’s time spent playing is filled with opportunities to learn.
  • Outside time : Encouraging low-key activities during quiet time helps children develop independent play skills.
  • Quiet Time: Encouraging low-key activities during quiet time helps children develop independent play skills.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some more easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Read books together, then discuss the actions of the characters in the stories.
  • Play a game of Limbo to practice flexibility.
  • Have your child interview grandparents or other family members about traditions and celebrations they remember from growing up.

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