Home Visitor Kit



Living Room/Kitchen/Bedroom/Bathroom/Outside


Living Room


THEME HOME VISITOR KIT CONSUMABLE TOY INCORPORATE FROM HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Checking the Mail


1-2 years

crayons
envelopes
mailbag
rubber stamps
stickers
tablet

Family Book

crayons mailbox empty Kleenex box
junkmail
  • Verbally label names of people who mail could be delivered to including mommy, daddy, grandma, and grandpa.
  • Pretend to mail letters, putting envelopes in and out of an empty Kleenex box.
  • Scribble on paper and put in envelope.
  • Peel stickers off paper and put on envelope.
  • Deliver mail around the room.
Dusting and Dancing


1-2 years

chiffon scarf
dust pan and brush
duster
toy drum
toy piano

Nursery Rhyme Book

duster chair CD player
radio
  • Make up and sing a simple song while cleaning.
  • Take turns imitating movements such as dusting and sweeping.
  • Play the toy piano and toy drum set, alternating between parent and child.
  • Dust or sweep, while dancing around to music.
Building a Fort


2-3 years

blocks
clothespins
farm animals
flashlight
sheet

Farm Animal Book

clothespins tent pillow
sheet
  • Move farm animals around to different locations to demonstrate spatial concepts such as in, on, under, and over.
  • Build a block barnyard for farm animals.
  • Squeeze clothespins open and shut.
  • Tiptoe around the bedsheet fort, shining the flashlight around the room. Drag a pillow into the bedsheet fort.
Cutting out Coupons


2-3 years

markers
play paper money
star paper punch
scissors
tablet
wallet

Shape Book

scissors scissors brown grocery bag
magazine
newspaper
  • Name food items from grocery ads in magazine or newspaper.
  • Think about what should be on your shopping list.
  • Recall favorite foods of family members.
  • Snip pictures of food or coupons from the paper with scissors.
  • Walk around with a brown bag, play money, wallet and coupons and pretend to shop for food.

Kitchen


THEME HOME VISITOR KIT CONSUMABLE TOY INCORPORATE FROM HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Washing the Dishes


1-2 years

baster
funnel
measuring cup
scrub brush
scrubber
slotted spoon
tea set
Water

Play Book

sponge  dish pan
dish soap
dish towel
sink
  • Give child simple, one-part directions to follow such as wash the cup or pour the water
  • Classify dishes by color, or group objects together such as all the cups; or the all saucers.
  • Squeeze it again to them the bulb on the baster to fill with water; squeeze again to empty it.
  • Push sturdy chair to sink; climb up to play in water.
Organizing the Cabinets


1-2 years

bowls with lids
nesting cups
stacking blocks

Shopping Book

nesting cups  cans
Jell-o boxes
  • Name the food in the cans and boxes from the cabinet.
  • Nest object by size.
  • Stack boxes and cans.
  • Stoop to remove food boxes or plastic dishes from the cupboard; stand to put them on the counter, and then reverse the process.
Making Cookies


2-3 years

cookie cutters
cookie tray/muffin tin
cream of tartar
garlic press
plastic knife/table
clothrolling pin/spatula
wooden spoon
rolling pin

Playdoh Book

Playdoh  flour
oil
salt
  • Use words to describe actions while playing with playdoh and kitchen tools such as roll, pat push, or cut.
  • Sequence steps to make cookies. For example, roll dough, cut with cookie cutter, and put on tray.
  • Mix ingredients for Playdoh. Mix 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt 1 cup water, 1 TBS. oil, 1 TBS. cream of tartar, stir and cook.
  • Put pretend cookies on tray. Walk around and offer cookies to each family member. /td>
Cleaning the Refrigerator


2-3 years

containers with lids
plastic fruit
refrigerator
magnets
sponge
tongs

Food Book

container with lid refrigerator ice cube tray
ice cubes
refrigerator
  • Name the foods in the refrigerator.
  • Match halves of plastic fruits.
  • Pick up ice cubes with tongs and transfer them from one container to another.
  • Put the magnets high on the refrigerator door. Have child stands on tiptoe to get them down.

Bedroom


THEME HOME VISITOR KIT CONSUMABLE TOY INCORPORATE FROM HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Playing Hide and Seek


1-2 years

flashlight
house with people
Sesame Street dolls

Peek-a-Boo Book

flashlight flashlight favorite toys
pillow case
  • Place Sesame Street dolls around the room. Ask, "Where" questions about dolls. Have child point to location of doll.
  • Hide a favorite toy in a pillowcase and identify the toy by touch.
  • Flip the switch on the flashlight to turn it off and on.
  • Crawl under furniture to hide.
Getting Ready for Bed


1-2 years

bedtime bear or doll
blanket
cup

Bed Time Book

book book bear or doll
blanket
pillow
toothbrush
  • Follow simple, one-part directions. Example: "Give baby a drink." Or "Give baby a hug."
  • Recall bedtime routine.
  • Turn pages singly in the bedtime book.
  • Bounce on bed then settle down.
Putting the laundry away


2-3 years

clothespins
laundry bag
mom, dad, baby set
sock

Clothing Book

mini laundry basket shirts clothing
large laundry basket
  • Talk about clothing. Example: shoes, socks, shirts, and pants.
  • Match clothing by category. Examples: mom, dad, baby, color.
  • Zip and unzip the laundry bag.
  • Throw or drop sock balls into the laundry basket.
Dressing up


2-3 years

bracelet
comb frog headband
lion headband
mirror
necklace
necktie
pick

Book of Emotions

sunglasses glasses adult clothes
purse
wallet
  • Look in mirror together. Make faces such as happy, sad, silly, or surprised. Provide child with words for these emotions.
  • Pretend to be mommy, daddy, lion, frog with dress up props.
  • Button and unbutton adult clothes.
  • "Model" dress up as child walks across the room, turns, walks back.

Bathroom


THEME HOME VISITOR KIT CONSUMABLE TOY INCORPORATE FROM HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Splashing in the tub


1-2 years

finger paint soap
foam fishfoam soap
Ivory soap
nesting frogs
shape sponges
soap saver
tub toys

Bath Tub Book

rubber duck duck bathtub/sink
soap
wash cloth
  • Float toys in the water. Name items to be located and retrieved.
  • Wrap toy in wash cloth and guess what it is.
  • Finger paint on the nesting frogs with finger-paint soap.
  • Kick and splash to make bubbles.
Getting a massage


1-2 years

back scrubber
Koosh ball
lotion
powder
sponge
wash cloth
lotion lotion towel
  • Talk about body parts.
  • Establish a massage routine. Once the routine is established, pause, and wait for the child to anticipate the next step.
  • Squeeze lotion out of the bottle into hand or on arm, leg, toes, etc.
  • Roll child up in a towel.
Washing in the sink


2-3 years

barrettes
brush
combs
mirror
plastic container
ponytail holders
shampoo

Concept Book

pony rocking horse shampoo
mirror
  • Use words that describe opposite concepts, such as in and out or wet and dry.
  • Sequence pony bath including washing, rinsing, and brushing.
  • Pick up the ponytail holders and barrettes and place in a plastic container with small opening.
  • Push a chair up to the sink.
Fixing a hurt


2-3 years

Band-Aids
doctor kit
Teletubbie doll
toy phone

Doctor Book

Band-Aids bandage doll
stuffed animal
  • Ask simple "Who", "What", and "What do" questions. For example ask, "Who is hurt?" or "What will you do?"
  • Pretend to call the doctor.
  • Peel papers off Band-Aids, and put on self or doll.
  • Rock doll back and forth to sooth.

Outside


THEME HOME VISITOR KIT CONSUMABLE TOY INCORPORATE FROM HOME LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Chasing bubbles


1-2 years

berry basket
bubble wand
bubbles
food coloring

Color Book

bubbles
slotted spoon (or other utensils)to make bubbles sink
  • Child repeats the words: bubbles, pop, more, all gone. Some children may combine words: more bubbles, bubbles all gone.
  • Take turns blowing and popping bubbles.
  • Pop bubbles with fingers.
  • Move around to chase bubbles.
Playing with a ball


1-2 years

beach ball
football
Nerf ball
rubber ball
splash ball

Counting Book

ball
box
newspaper
  • Say the phrase, "One, Two, Three, Go!" together. Pause after each word to encourage child to repeat word or fill in the next word.
  • Find ball rolled under obstacle.
  • Make paper balls.
  • Throw and catch balls.
Motoring along


2-3 years

cars
chalk
masking tape
tool set
train

car book

car
paper plate
  • Make car, truck and train noises while playing. Examples: varoom, beep-beep, choo-choo.
  • Pretend to fix the car, using the toy tools.
  • Draw chalk lines or press masking tape down on ground for roads and railroad tracks.
  • Walk around with a paper plate as a steering wheel.
Planting a garden


2-3 years

child sized shovel and rake
flower pot
spray bottle
watering can

Garden Book

bucket and shovel
refrigerator
dirt
grass
stone
  • Talk about the different colors of "growing things." Examples: green flowers, red flowers, and orange pumpkins.
  • Sequence planting a seed.
  • Push finger in dirt to make "holes."
  • Walk outside and water the plants using the spray bottle or watering can.


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Family Enrichment Program
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150 West 137th Street
Riverdale, Illinois 60827