Preschoolers are a bundle of energy, wonder and enchantment. Your child gains knowledge through their play and they learn to think, remember, and solve problems. They experiment with their surroundings to find out what happens when they interact with other people and manipulate objects and materials. One of the most important and rewarding things you can do for you child is to be a positive role model. You are their greatest influence and the most significant person in their life, you are their first teacher.

This book has been designed to assist families to entertain and educate their children. Each activity uses common household resources and offers a carers guide to play based learning. We have provided a variety of activities to cater for children with varying learning styles (visual, auditory and hands on). You are informed of the possible learning outcomes that your child can gain from each activity and how you can support this. Modifications have been offered so that you can adapt the activity to suit your child’s likes, dislikes, interests and the resources you have on hand.