What to do with the child on the road? (part 3)
Compose a poem.
Start with a simple monosyllabic word, such as, for example, “cat” and take turns adding nouns to the rhyme: year, mouth, mole, honey, ice, vault. Then try to compose the quatrains, something like this:
Don’t bite me bee
Tell me how you are doing.
Goodbye make a circle
And fly to the colorful meadow.
Then look what happens with your poem if you combine the same words in a different order:
The bee buzzed to me:
“My deeds are good:
I don’t want to bite
Better fly to the meadow. ”
Even if you are not sure about your child’s poetic gift, you still need to give him a chance. After all, adults with their large vocabulary sometimes write such nonsense.
Guess what it is.
Maybe you played this simple game with your parents, and they with yours. Think of an object and ask the child to guess what it is. Offer him one clue. If he does not guess, tell me again. Continue to help him until he names the thing correctly. To facilitate the task, you can describe the features of the subject and how it is used. For example, if you have chosen a car steering wheel for a riddle, the first clue might be: “This is something round.” Then: “It helps to direct the car in the right direction.” Third clue: “The driver is touching him.” Then: “I need to hold him when I drive.” First, your descriptions should be simple and specific so that the child can easily guess the item. When he gains experience in this game, the subject can be described in a more veiled way and give detailed descriptions only if necessary. Ask such puzzles to each other in turn.
Account on the road.
If your child is anxious to get there as soon as possible, let him count some objects along the way. You can calculate how many traffic lights there will be with a red light, how many intersections are located at a distance from home to only like this: “Was you shown on television last year?”, “Was it funny?”, “Was it serious?”, Etc. .
By tradition, you can ask only twenty questions to guess who we are talking about, but you can continue the game. To do this, a “famous person” should give you three clues, and you ask twenty more questions. You can come up with any other rules.
In any country, children play with inscriptions on car license plates. Here are the options for these games:
– doublets and triplets – look for letters and numbers that are repeated on the sign;
– states – see how many license plates of different states you can find;
– unusual license plates – look for signs with an interesting combination of letters, choose the funniest from them and try to understand what they mean;
– 21 – look for numbers whose sum of digits is equal to twenty one or any other number that you think;
– alphabet – finding letters on license plates, name them in alphabetical order.
How do we hear the letters.
While younger children are playing license plates, you can use another exercise to develop the ability of older people to distinguish letters by ear. To do this, one of you calls a word, and the other must name a word that begins with the last letter of the previous one. For instance; elephant, rhino, hyena, stork. Play in a circle counterclockwise. Have the children name 5 words in 60 seconds or 10 words in 2 minutes. Then check yourself to see if you can do it faster.
Imagine that instead of a job or a store, you and your child go “somewhere.” Decide where you would like to go, what you need to take with you and what you will do there. Pack imaginary baggage for a “somewhere” trip and imagine what kind of entertainment awaits you there. Together, come up with the details of the trip and what you see there.
Sometimes you have to drive along a busy highway, which requires peace of mind and full attention. To take the child’s time for this, take an hourglass with you for 2-3 minutes. If the traffic on the road is heavy or you are tired, give the child this watch and ask him to sit quietly while the sand spills down. If necessary, let him turn them over and wait until the sand is poured again.
Cassette with a fairy tale.
A trip in a car provides a happy opportunity to communicate with your child, but there are times when the situation on the road requires all your attention. It’s hard for a child to sit still while you are concentrating on driving. At such moments, give him a player with headphones. Let him listen to the recordings that you made, bought or took in the music library. But later, be sure to take the time to talk about what he was listening to.
Pizza in the car.
If you are going, having arrived home, to have lunch or dinner, and the long road tired you, depriving your appetite, then while still in the car, you can excite him. Think about what you would like to eat; let’s say your child picks pizza. Start “cooking” imaginary pizza right in the car. Ask him what is needed for this. If he says that you need to take the dough, then ask how he is going to cook it. Talk about what tomato paste is made of, how to grate cheese, and how to get dried seasonings.
Caring for the menu.
Take care of your taste buds. Do not imagine pizza on the day you are going to serve mashed fish for lunch.
If the child liked to cook in the car, bring it to the end, and prepare a real pizza at home, and, of course, with the participation of your little assistant, while remembering with him what you discussed in the car.
If your child begins to read, that is, he already knows the alphabet well, he is ready for this game. It is a pleasure for adults to play, and older children are willing to join in, helping the little ones. This game is for the whole team.
Choose any kind of objects, animate or inanimate – it can be animals, people you know, clothing or places to go. Then name the words from the selected category in alphabetical order, for example: antelope, ram, wolf, hyena … Young children can be prompted. The meaning of the game is not only to have fun, but also to learn letters, sounds, words.
If there are older children in the car, you can play this game with two teams. First, the youngest calls the antelope, then the senior will call other animals on “A”, for example, a shark or an alligator. An adult can also play or help each of the children. If you can’t quickly find the word, do not linger, continue on without making the children bored.
When you return home, select some object or animal that your baby does not know about, and read about it in the book. You will be interested too.
A supermarket shelf offers more than just food. This is a rich material for various entertaining crafts. For example, buy a Ringlets breakfast cereal. These delicious circles can make great beads and bracelets. Tie the end of the thread to the table, and let your child, then connecting the ends of the thread, make long beads from these circles. Then put the beads in a plastic bag until your next trip in the car. And then put them on the child’s neck, and let him gnaw them when he wants.