HOME SCHOOL LEARNING IDEAS
0-2 year olds
Enjoy water play together at bath time, encouraging your child to pour from one container to another. Sing songs and rhymes together as you face each other, holding your babies hands and clapping.
Use different sized blocks to stack and make towers, then have great fun knocking them down.
2-3 year olds
Sing simple number songs together, encouraging your child to count out loud.
Use fingers to represent those numbers and count them slowly and accurately together.
Make chores fun such as supermarket shopping, encourage your child to count out the required amount of fruit and vegetables e.g. 4 apples, 6 carrots and cross them off your list.
At snack time count out how many biscuits/grapes/orange segments there are as they get gobbled up!
3-4 year olds
When out and about look for numbers in the environment such as number plates, house numbers and numbers on signs. Can children relate a number to their own address or age?
Play board games together that contain a dice. Encourage your child to count the dots on the dice and begin to see patterns on a dice. Support them to count jumps/steps on a board. This is also good for turn taking.
Match socks together when doing the laundry, talk about the similarities and differences that you see
We are always available to give you advice and support on how best to support your child at home. Please come and ask your Key Person.