Even if we want to, we can’t spend the whole day eating pancakes – I know, I’ve tried!
There is lots of play, talking and fun we can have around pancakes though – planning, shopping, making, making some more …
So today we have some pancake-themed ideas including a couple of lovely stories to help calm everything down.
Burns Night will be a bit different this year. Singing a song can cheer us all up and children can have fun hearing and using the words
You could even sing this together with loved ones you can’t be with on a video chat or the phone
The tune can really stick in your head – if you don’t know it, then the downloadable sheet has some links to a video and an audio track
Lots of learning here – the rhythm of language and the beat of the tune (try clapping along!). There are number words, and your child might want to find out more about the birds.
Learning to count is really hard – there is a lot to think about and get right. It is easy to rush children into counting things before they really understand exactly what they are doing and why
What’s best is to show them counting in a real context when we are getting things done.
Adults are counting things all the time – we just don’t notice it anymore and do it in our heads.
Today’s idea is just to take some of the times during the day when we count things (putting on socks, laying tables, tidying toys, sharing out sprouts) and do it out loud so your child can hear and see – and join in if they can.
If you build this into your regular routine, it can really help with numeracy without having to do any teaching at all.
Today we have a story to share about a small mouse who thinks he is a tiger!
And why not? We learn in the story that even small people still have courage and dreams
It is a lot of fun to act out and pretend to be all the animals. And at the same time we learn about categories and comparing