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.
Ideas for learning at home
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.
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/
Thank you for all the lovely ideas, 'E' would like to try re-telling a story later.