Guessing the sun might be out today – here is a song to celebrate, or to make us feel better if it turns out rainy!
A great one to dance around to this one, and to share with loved ones out and about (following physical distancing guidance of course)
Or you can stay home and have fun drawing or chatting about the weather
Sometimes life just does not make sense, and today’s rhyme certainly doesn’t!
Children enjoy nonsense, and it is a great way to play with language and let off steam at the same time
Hearing different sounds and how they fit together is an important foundation for reading and spelling.
And there is lots of play you can try after. Maybe not over the moon, but can you jump over a stick (how high?) or a puddle?
You can even do jumping contests out and about with loved ones while keeping a 2m distance
A story today that will make us laugh, while stretching our memories and showing us how stories and sequences fit together
All poor Hairy Maclary and his friends want to do is explore the town
But they get a terrible fright …
You can listen to and read the story with your child using the link below – and then see how your own explorations go! A chance as well to talk about friends, the things that might scare us, and how we can all be safe together
With the warm weather this week, we may get some thunderstorms …
But if not, we can still have fun singing about thunder, making a noise and exploring whatever weather we do end up with
Words, tune and videos on the downloadable sheet below – and some ideas how to take this further with chats and play about rain and shine
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
An old favourite today that is great for developing ideas of up and down, finger movements, learning about weather …
But most children will want to know about the creepy crawlies, so we have some ideas for how you can explore that too!
Remember it does not matter if you sing like a drainpipe – your child will love to do this song with you. Words and actions are on the sheet, or you can find them on this link too
An old favourite today. But one that is great for sparking curiosity and conversations about animals, farms, and where our clothes come from
A bit of history too, and some ideas to explore further
How many different versions can you make up with different animals and colours?
Off on a journey in a little rowing boat – who will we meet?
This simple song has movements you can do together. It is very soothing, and helps children learn all about rhymes and words, as well as how to coordinate movement with another.
You can add your own to each verse – who knows where you will end up today!