Today we have a game about observing and remembering
You can play this with any small objects you have around the home – start with a couple until your child gets the idea. They may even want to challenge you!
Anyone in the family can play, and it is another good one to enjoy with loved ones during a video chat
Something active for the end of the week and hoping for some good weather at the weekend too
This is not “just” bouncing and passing balls. Your child will learn a lot of science and maths – counting, how things move, forces.
Lots of words as well for describing movements, as they also develop their coordination skills. Great for sports, but also for school – hand/eye coordination is really important for writing, and a sense of space is vital for maths
But that’s for the future – click below for some ideas how to have fun, involve the whole family and learn at the same time
We’ve had all the weather the last week – snow, hail, sunshine. And if we are lucky, there are some rainbows about too
Rainbows are even more special right now as a sign of hope and the love and care we have for each other
The great thing is, even if there isn’t one in the sky – you can sing your own!
Today we have a lovely song that helps your child learn about colours and rhythms. But it is also a really comforting one to sing or dance to together
Lots of play ideas for drawing and for finding out too
Scottish Book Trust have done a
nice version with Makaton on this link
Something today that you can do indoors or outside and can be done big or small depending on how much space you have to play with
Making and then following tracks is a great way to build spatial awareness, and to learn the words and language connected with it.
There are lots of ways to do this – painting with cars on paper, making stepping stones outside – or just watching as a bike swooshes through a puddle
Bath time is part of the routine, so why not make the most of it?
It is surprising how much your child can learn by having fun with any different bottles and containers you have (make sure these are safe to play with!)
There is learning about quantities and number, how to pour and concentrate – and it is a great way to enjoy what might otherwise be a chore
Many of us have a long weekend, with a public holiday this Friday
It is nice to have the time to spend together, but of course at the moment we can’t spend it with everyone we’d like to
Young children might miss seeing their friends, their grandparents, parents who are away or other family members
If we can, video calls can be a great way to say hello and chat. There are lots of games we can play on a video call too that can make us feel great as we have fun together
So no new idea today, but here are some from the last few weeks that are particularly good for playing through video calls
Please enjoy, stay safe and we will have more ideas for fun and learning at home next week
Make music (well, noise!) with an
Test your powers of observation with
Spot the Difference
Look out old photos and
Share some Stories
Creep and crawl with
Incy Wincy Spider
Catch each other out with
Copy Cats and Simon Says
Challenge each other to
hunt your homes for Treasure
Go silly with some
Have a sing song with
Old MacDonald, Little Bo Peep, Hickory Dickory Dock or Baa Baa Black Sheep!
Some helpful frogs are going to sing along with us today so we can learn about numbers and about nature – and have fun jumping too!
You can act out this song, and take it outside – or move on to looking up facts about frogs and toads
Whether you sing like an opera star or a toad in a pond, it is a great way to have fun with your child while they learn
And some cut out pictures to play with too: