Active Learning at Home

Helping families continue early childhood education at home.

How to continue active learning at home

Just as children engage in active learning throughout HighScope’s daily routine, they can do the same at home when parents incorporate learning into different parts of the day.

  • Engage your child in early math experiences by having him or her help you match socks when you take the laundry out of the dryer.
  • Name or count various items — fruit in the fruit bowl, toys on the shelf, or even mosquito bites on an ankle!
  • Foster early literacy experiences by making a grocery list together. Make a list using photos from grocery store ads so that children who are not yet reading can match items on the list to the items as you find them in the store.
  • Remember to use transitions between activities as opportunities for learning. If children are playing in the living room and it’s time to clean up before the evening meal, you might suggest children choose a fun way to move as they put toys away — for example, move like an animal, dance, jump, skip, tiptoe. Or, you might sing a song together as you transition to the next activity.
  • Give your infant or toddler child a few plastic, metal, or wooden dishes and utensils to “cook” alongside you as you prepare a meal.
  • Have fun together!

Keep reading for detailed activities that you can download!

Here are some of our favorite “at-home” activities for families looking to support their child’s learning at home.

Activities for Infants

Activities for Toddlers

Activities for Preschoolers

Live Webinar
Join us for this interactive webinar filled with activities and tips to keep children and families engaged in learning at home.

1:30PM ET

For Infants and Toddlers
The 30 infant-toddler activities in this book support active learning at home.

For Preschool
Parents and children will have a blast with the fun, varied games and projects in this book. They include step-by-step instructions, strategies, and suggestions for parents of preschool-aged children.