Something for outdoors today – or inside if you have a suitable space that can get a bit wet!
It is all-day fun, and great for developing concentration, movement skills, vocabulary, understanding of cause and effect, science …
Use empty bottles, cartons or anything else you have around the house to build a water wall. Attach them to something static like a fence using screws, cable ties or garden wire. A basin at the bottom means you can collect the water and refill the containers on the wall. If you keep the lids of the containers you can pop them on and collect rain water to use next time.
As we all know at the moment, life has its ups and downs. Do you ever wonder how we learned to cope with them?
Schools are on holiday in Highland, so this week’s ideas are all about playing and fun.
But Snakes and Ladders is also a great way to understand numbers and how to count. At the same time, we learn how to cope with setbacks (even funny ones). And the whole family can play and feel together at this time.
Already know how to play? You’ll find some ideas here to make it more fun (and amuse your child for longer) by making your own board – or taking it outside and being “living pieces”!
Early learning at home is all about ways to play, learn and have fun. Follow your child’s leads and interests and have a variety of things to do and places to go safely. Make sure you follow the Government advice on social distancing
Children need a mix of things and plenty of physical activities. Screens and apps etc are fine but make sure they’re not used for too long and children’s experiences with them are as interactive as possible.
We will soon be posting an idea everyday for how you can play and talk together with your child to promote their learning – literacy, maths, you name it!
What about being ready for school in August?
You might have all kinds of worries about the future. If your child is due for school soon you might also worry about whether they will be ready and if they are missing out on early learning and childcare.
That’s natural and P1 teachers will be aware of this and adapt as they would with any new class. This year will be a bit different, but the schools will be ready for it
And anyway, children are like sponges learning what they need from shared experiences of fun with you. Your child will still grow and develop at home with you