Even the most mudane household chores such as laundry can teach your kid a lesson in counting and sorting while aiding in their motor development!

As Dr. Ellis stated: “Toddlers learn best when they use all their senses. The more they see, feel, hear and touch objects, the better the lessons sink in.”


1) Shapes and Sizes:  Ask your child : “Do you think the flour will fit into the large bowl or do we need a smaller one?”

2) Sounds:  Discuss how a teakettle whistles when the water is boiling. Or tap a glass full of water and compare it to the noise it makes when the glass is empty!

3) Counting:  Ask your child to help you set the table and ask how many glasses are needed so everyone has one

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