EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: Fun Summer Learning Activities for Preschoolers: Prepare for School with Play #educationaltoys #developmentaltoys

Fun Summer Learning Activities for Preschoolers: Prepare for School with Play #educationaltoys #developmentaltoys

Summer is in full swing, but that doesn't mean the learning has to stop! As we gear up for the new school year, it's the perfect time to engage preschoolers in fun educational activities that will help them develop essential skills while having a blast. Today, let's explore some exciting games and puzzles from The Learning Journey that are perfect for this purpose.

Remote Control Dancing Dino: This has been one of the most chosen toys since it arrived! The little ones treat it like their very own pet. This Dancing Dino toy is not only entertaining, but also a fantastic tool for teaching basic concept skills. It has two modes—Action and Learn. The Action mode lets kids move him backward and forward and gets him to dance. The Learning mode asks questions about colors, shapes, letters A/B/C and corresponding sounds, numbers 1/2/3 and ‘before’ and ‘after’. It’s loads of fun for them. The fact that this Dino talks brings a lot of but-in from kids.

2. Match It! Upper and Lowercase Letters Puzzle: Building Literacy Skills Learning the alphabet is a crucial milestone for preschoolers, and the Match it Letters Puzzle makes it fun and interactive. With colorful pictures and corresponding letters, children can practice letter and sound recognition and matching while piecing together puzzles of familiar objects. This is one of my favorite activities to play with them.

3. Puzzle Doubles! Giant ABC 123 Train Floor Puzzle: All Aboard the Learning Train! Choo-choo! These two ABC & 123 Train Puzzles takes little ones on a journey through letters and numbers. As they assemble the train cars, preschoolers can practice sequencing the alphabet and counting from 1 to 10. It's a playful way to reinforce fundamental literacy and numeracy skills. I love that the pieces are color coded on the back for easy sorting during set up.

4. Criss Cross Applesauce Game: Learning isn't just about academics—it's also about social and emotional development. The Criss Cross Applesauce Game by Briarpatch from University Games encourages cooperation and turn-taking while teaching valuable skills. Act out one of the 48 activities like tracing letters or doing jumping jacks. This game encourages physical coordination as children act out fun activities, use their imagination to interpret the activities on the cards, and engage in interactive, cooperative play. It's a fantastic way to learn and play together.

As we soak up the sun and enjoy the summer months, let's remember that learning can happen anywhere and anytime, especially through play. With engaging toys and games like the ones from The Learning Journey, we can help preschoolers sharpen their skills and get ready for the new school year while having tons of fun along the way. So, let's dive into these summer learning adventures and watch our little ones thrive!

Where to Purchase
Head over to The Learning Journey to purchase these items for summer or check your local big box retailers like Walmart, Target or Amazon!

Disclosure: The products in this post were provided by The Learning Journey and University Games. Our opinions are our own.