Today’s idea is very simple – all you need is a bucket of water and some cleaned coins
But from this play, children can learn about taking turns, can develop their hand-eye coordination (really useful for writing later on, not to mention sports)
And they can count out their winnings, learn about different coin values – all the while doing some science as they watch the way coins float and fall in water!
All the family can play – you can even challenge the grandparents over a video-call …
Today we have a story about a dog who really tries his best
But it just does not go his way. Cakes are so tasty, and mud such fun to dig!
It’s a lovely story to read along with your child and enjoy
While you do this, they will be learning words, how stories work, how to make predictions (science!) and how to have fun by sharing experiences
And you can have some interesting chats about when we are naughty and it is OK to do our best even if we get things wrong sometimes. (Clue – yes, it is)
Or if you just want the story, it is here, with thanks to the Book Trust
Some people love sorting the recycling – for others it is a boring chore
Everyone can have fun if your child joins in and helps you.
Not only does this give you some time together, there is a lot they can learn from it. About how the world works, what happens to our rubbish, why recycling is important
And also about sorting and sequencing, counting, talking and listening
You never know, they may be able to take it over and do it for you soon!
What do we learn by looking in a mirror?
Children can learn all kinds of things. They learn about themselves, their expressions and emotions. About how other people look and feel.
And it can be fun to see how different things look in a mirror. We can dress up, see how things reflect “backwards”. All the time we are learning science through play and chatting about what we see.
Children love playing with water, whether it’s splashing in puddles or in the bath. Not only is it great fun but they can learn so much through ‘skiddling’!
Todays ‘daily tip’ helps children learn about floating, sinking and so much more using everyday items.
Click here for a great song to start you off