Spend some time with your child exploring wheels in your neighborhood and at home. Try some of these simple ideas.
1. Go on a Wheel Hunt: See how many wheels you can find! Look for objects with wheels around the house (including toys!), in your neighborhood, in stores and parking lots, and in parks. As you find things, ask: Why do you think this object has wheels? What would it be like if it didn't have wheels?
2. Go Up, Go Down: Go for a walk. Let your child push or pull a wagon or stroller uphill, downhill, and on a flat area. What discoveries does your child make?
3. Make Tracks: Have your child push, pull, or ride different objects with wheels through water. (Use a hose to make a puddle!) Talk about the tracks each object leaves on the dry pavement and compare them. How do the tracks change as your child zigzags or backs up?
Do some wheel art! Invite your child to try these ideas:
Age Range: 3-5
George Fixes Betsy's Wagon
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