This is a fun and simple activity to induction early literacy, by using a piece of cardboard and sticky tape. Children can develop an understanding of the letters within their names and the sounds they make.
Pegs offer many great learning opportunities for our children, in this video Ben demonstrates just some of the ways that they support young children’s muscle development, pincer grasp, hand-eye coordination as well as how to use them to teach children addition, subtraction and sound recognition and blending.
Recycling a yoghurt pot, place some damp tissue into the pot and scatter the cress seeds. There are many learning opportunities from this experience from gaining a greater understanding of life cycles to mathematical concepts, by observing and documenting the growth of the cress.
This is a great art activity that supports your child to really focus their observation skills. You can use a picture of themselves to do a self-portrait or look through old magazines and newspapers for celebrity faces to try. (you can use the other half to make this a shared activity) Try to focus your child’s thinking by talking about facial features, their shapes, position on the face and relative size to each other.
Teach your monster to read is a really fun and well-structured interactive learning site, It has won many awards and will support your child to recognise and sound letters. You will need to register your email as a parent, but then the whole program is free for your children to work through, explore and learn.Find Out More