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Leap Day rolls around every four years because the earth takes approximately 365.242 days to orbit the sun. If an extra day wasn’t added to our calendars, then our seasons would be off by about 25 days over the course of one hundred years.
Since it happens just every four years, celebrating Leap Day can a fun way to break up your schedules and routines and to create new memories. While schedules and routines help children predict what will happen, novel experiences can also increase language development because it is a change to what is expected.
Fold and race some frogs
Follow these easy directions to fold racing frogs and have a race. Following directions helps a child with sequencing. Who knows, you might just fold a frog worthy of The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County!
Hop to the library or bookstore
Visit the library or bookstore for fun facts books about frogs or for classics like Frog and Toad. Reading to your child introduces them to new words, sound patterns and stories.
Get active, find a space where no one will get hurt and start hopping all over each other.
Enjoy a frog-themed meal
Rename some of your favorite dishes to make a frog-friendly snack or meal. Maybe you can plan for lilypad lettuce wraps, Froggy Fruit Salad, Amphibian Applesauce, or place some toy frogs on some Swamp Cake (also known as Earthquake Cake) for dessert.
Have a ribbiting day reinforcing your child’s speech and language skills while making memories.