Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

Pattern Play

Daily Tips

Try something new with your kids every day! Find tips on reading, learning, and raising a well-rounded child.

Today's Tip

Today's Tip: 
December 17, 2017
Pattern Play

Get out as many different kinds of small cereal as you have, and pour out a handful or so of each. Make a pattern on a tray (for example, two Cheerios, three corn flakes, five Chex, and repeat). Then ask your child to copy your pattern. When he’s done with that, mix it all up again and ask him to create his own pattern that you have to copy. This activity is a fun and easy way to help your child practice skills in focus and memorization.


Find Just-Right Books

Activities & Fun

If the weather isn't cooperating and your kids can't go...
Our lovely Valentine’s crafts will charm your children and fill your...
Put together the pieces to create a Valentine’s message.
Before kids share a book with a friend, ask them to have this book...
Your child will warm up to this reading and writing mini book that...
Rank the books your kids read and keep score of which is the best they...