It’s Groundhog Day. How many words can you and your child make from the letters in the word GROUNDHOG?
Help your child read the label on a food he or she eats. What vitamins does it contain? How much sugar is in it?
Invent a word with your child. Help her write a definition as it would appear in the dictionary.
Have a family jump rope contest. How many jumps can you do in a row?
Make a chore chart with your child. List his chores and when they should be completed.
Hold a family meeting. Discuss your family’s goals and successes.
Ask your child what he or she thinks are their strong skills and why.
Together, role-play a difficult situation your child may face.
Read a poem aloud. Stop to let your child guess what the next rhyming word will be.
Explain to your child how people reach compromises. Give an example.
Teach your child to call 911 in an emergency. Together, practice what to say.
Trace your child’s outline on paper. Then have him research and “map” the inside of his body.
Think of several words that start with the same letter. Can your child use them in a sentence that makes sense?
When your child asks a question you can’t answer, write it down. Keep a list of questions to look up later.
Have your child set a goal and write a plan to achieve it by the end of the school year.
Help your child interview family and friends in career fields that interest him. What is a typical day like for them?
Together, plan your child’s recreational screen time for this week.
Brainstorm with your child about something you would both like to learn, such as how to play chess. Check out a how-to book.
Write an encouraging note to your child and tuck it in their book bag to find later.
Talk about the free or low-cost activities your family enjoyed most during 2022. If possible, make plans to do them again in 2023.