Make a Hard-or-Soft Box
Stimulate your preschooler’s mind with a fun activity that focuses on the sense of touch. In a shoebox, put a variety of small, familiar objects that are either hard (an empty thread spool, a coin, a marble, a spoon, a block) or soft (a cotton ball, a sock, a sponge, a piece of play doh). Ask your child to take things out of the box, one by one, and separate into piles of hard stuff and soft stuff. In addition to tapping into your child’s sensory skills, you’ll also be teaching valuable pre-math skills, such as sorting.