1. For younger children: Use the game board to count, identify colors and numbers. First, work with your child on color identification. Find all the blue circles, green, red, etc. Count the different color circles separately. Next have your child count ALL of the circles together. Once they can do this easily, move on to the next exercise. Have your child spin the spinner and identify the number on the spinner (spinner goes up to #8). Once they tell you what number they have on the spinner, have them count that many number of spaces on the board. Have your child do this until it is easily accomplished and move on. This is something that should be fun and done over time. You should not do this for more than 5 or 10 minutes at a time.
2. For children who are a bit older. Start using the 60 character cards. This is a great exercise to get your children talking and having conversations!! Put the cards in a small sandwich bag (so you don’t lose them). Have your child select a card from the bag. Let’s say they pulled out a picture of an elephant. Start asking your child questions about the picture he/she has. What is it, is it big or little, where can you find it, etc. The questions you ask your child will be based on the age of your child. If your child is young, the question will be very basic, older children can be asked more in-depth questions. If a card is pulled that neither you nor your child know much about, what a great time to do some research together!