In this section we'll be posting ideas to support learning at home; we hope you'll find them useful and an opportunity for you and your child to have lots of fun home learning together.
We think this is a wonderful place to share some fabulous ideas for learning at home for all parents of young children. Enjoy the fun and enjoy a cuppa while your child enjoys their fun.
- Go on a colour, number or letter walk around the community. Make a tick chart, attach it to a piece of scrap cardboard to form a clipboard, give your child a pencil and see how many colours, numbers or letters they can find on their walk that match the tick chart.
- Encourage your child to look around the home for some story props to correlate with their favourite book; they can then create a small world scenario around the book while re-telling the story; great for literacy.
- Role-play is a firm favourite with early years children and can be created very easily at home at no cost; themes can be various - a party with teddies and dolls, a vets, hospital or shop; the list is endless.
- Make playdoh; here is a link to making your own at home with your children using basic store cupboard ingredients. Children won't even need tools, encourage poking, rolling with fingers, pulling and squeezing; all great for developing gross and fine motor skills https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/playdough-recipe.
- ‘Hungry little minds’ is a fabulous 'go to' for some really fun stimulating activities for all children from 0 – 5 years. https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/#2
- If music and dance is a firm favourite of your child’s, then Music Mike takes some beating; he offers some fabulous interactive music sessions guaranteed to have you and your child moving and singing; follow this link to learn more about the wonderful sessions he offers http://musicwithmike.co.uk/