The staff of Little Owl would like to share some simple activities that we hope will be fun experiences for the whole family. We'll change them every month or so. The activities and ideas on these pages reflect Little Owl's philosophy of learning in concrete ways, using all our senses and giving children the opportunity to use their creative voices to make the projects their own. Open ended conversation with your child is one of the ways children build vocabulary and build on the knowledge base they already have. Research shows one of the best indicators for successful learning in school is having a parent who reads to his/her child everyday. We often notice an interest by listening to the questions and having "conversations" while we read with the children. This sparked interest leads to many of the extended activities that scaffold to another level of learning. Enjoy these activities and feel free to share your favorite home activities with us.