Early Learning

Horizon Early Learning At-Home Learning Resources

Horizon Early Learning programs focus on supporting all areas of child development each day. Throughout the day, activities are planned to provide experiences and opportunities for children to develop language/communication, gross and fine motor skills, cognitive and problem solving skills along with social interaction and emotional regulation.  

The links below will take you to a series of activities which are fun and focus on an area of development. I would suggest you try to choose at least one activity from each of the main areas of development each day. If you have any questions about any of these activities, feel free to email  Coral James, Coordinator of Learner Services at coral.james@horizon.ab.ca.

If your child has been receiving speech and/or language services with JoAnn Hill or Jaelyn Belisle, please feel free to look through these resources: Speech and Language.

Area of development


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Language & Communication 

Developing strong oral language and communication skills helps prepare children for learning to read and write. 



Fine Motor
(small motor muscles in finger, hands, and forearms)

Having many experiences playing and building with small items, crayons or pencils helps develop both hand-eye coordination as well as the skills for printing. 


Fine Motor Activities

Gross motor
(large muscle and motor development)

Providing opportunities for children to develop large motor skills benefits their overall health, cognitive ability, and confidence.

Outdoor play

Movement & Dancing -Music

Cognitive & problem solving skills (thinking and learning)

Allowing children to discover how things work and explore activities helps them to be creative, flexible and fosters their curiosity. When children struggle a bit to solve a problem it builds their confidence and independence. 


Sensory play

Games & Activities

Outdoor play

Social interaction & emotional regulation (ability to calm down when angry or over excited)

Learning to take turns and cooperate with others helps develop a child’s social skills for the rest of their life. With a variety of play experiences and a supportive adult, children are better able to learn to self regulate. 

Games & Activities

Sensory play