Make your little learner’s long weekend more exciting with this super cute coloring page inspired by Frankie’s Food Truck Fiasco Game™ coloring page! Coloring is a great way to enhance fine motor skills and sharpen hand-eye coordination.
The page pictured above was colored by hand by one of our talented designers (Hi Chrissy!). So, parents this proves that coloring is still fun for big kids too.
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Question: How can I get my child interested in science?
Nancy B’s Response: Most children are naturally curious about science. Many adults assume kids will find nonfiction boring, but in fact, the opposite is true. I would suggest checking out a variety of children’s nonfiction books out from the library. Topics might include: space, sharks, earthquakes, the body, baby animals, etc. (If possible, have your child help with making the selection at the library.) Read the books together and see what sparks his/her interest. Then, plan other activities or trips to museums with those interests in mind.
Depending on the age of your child, you can do some fun experiments that follow naturally from your conversations. For example, you’re picking out paper towels at the grocery store. If your child asks which is better, then buy two brands and do a test (an experiment!) at home to find out for yourselves which is more absorbent. The process of designing the test is an excellent way to teach science skills, and the measurements involved reinforce math skills. Many people mistakenly think that science is not creative, but in fact, designing an experiment (in this example, a fair and accurate test of the paper towels) is a very creative endeavor. And your child is likely to be motivated by an interest in the results.
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Print and play these two fun, wacky activities from our brand new Crazy Cereal Game™. All you have to do is print it out and let the grins begin!
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Lunch and laugh with these hilarious lunchbox printables from the Hot Dots® Laugh it Up! Spelling Cards series. Just print out a set of cards, cut one out, and drop it in your child’s lunchbox to share with friends. Download them here:
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Kids can have fun achieving success in spelling and writing with these wacky laugh out loud jokes, riddles, and stories. If you would like to order a set from our Hot Dots® Laugh it Up!series, please visit our online store..