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  • Heads In, Hearts In: Let's Read!

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, children will choose a book to explore and read and then work with them to recall and identify what happened in the story.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Feather Color Match

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, adults will encourage and support children as they practice their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination by matching the colors of feathers to dots on a piece of plastic foam.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Alphabet Sand Writing

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, children will practice recognizing and writing letters in sand.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Clothespin Letters

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity,the child will learn to recognize letters and spell words as they practice and develop their fine motor skills by matching clothespin letters to letters in a word.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Flip Flop Rhyming Fun

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, the child will practice understanding how rhyming words start with different letters or sounds, but end the same way. They will match up words that rhyme by matching halves of pairs of flip flops.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Flower Arrangements

    Published on October 18, 2018
    Children will develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination by poking artificial flowers through holes in a colander into plastic foam.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Cupcake Counting

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, adults will encourage and support children as they practice their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and counting by placing the correct number of pompoms in the cupcake liner.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Sensory Play

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, the child will develop skills while freely exploring the sensory materials provided.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Matching Shapes and Blocks

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, children will work on geometry and spatial reasoning by selecting a block and finding the matching shape outline in the same color.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Full Early Childhood Activity Book

    Published on October 18, 2018
    The Heads In, Hearts In family enrichment program encourages families to use their minds as a tool to expand their knowledge around a variety of topic areas. This packet contains all 15 early childhood activities.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Measure It!

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, children will use everyday items to work on early math skills such as classification, comparison and measuring.

  • Preparing the Future Generation for Success

    Published on May 26, 2016
    A summary of MSU Extension's children and youth programming in 2015.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Birds Eating Worms

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, children will practice fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination by grasping, opening and closing clothespins.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Movement Dice

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, you will practice engaging in gross motor play with the child by rolling dice to see what movement to try. Children will learn and practice many ways to move their big muscles.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Feelings Mask

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, you will explore emotions with the child by creating a mask that represents a feeling or emotion.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Letter Hunt

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, you will encourage the child to search for the hidden letters in the cornmeal and then match each letter up with the letter on the letter sheets.

  • Building good consumers: Working with the “I want, I want, I want…”

    Published on October 2, 2013
    With different types of advertisements it is important to make children smart consumers.

  • Sleep (1 to 4 months)

    Published on March 6, 2014
    Every child has unique sleeping patters, but as a parent make sure you know the basics.

  • Defeat weeding by eating – Part 1: Identifying plants

    Published on October 24, 2019
    Struggling to get kids to weed the garden? Some plants are edible and can be eaten, but first you need to know how to identify them.

  • Why crawl?

    Published on March 15, 2013
    Research supports the idea that hands and knees crawling is an emerging new inter-limb (between limbs) pattern of coordination and is a preparatory phase for walking.