Learning at home – 20th May
GO ON a listening walk. When walking down the road, make a point of LISTENING to different sounds: cars revving, people talking, birds singing, dogs barking. When you get home, try to remember all the sounds you heard. You could try taping the sounds, to listen to them again, or try reproducing them yourselves, using your voices or instruments. Sound discrimination is crucial to developing early phonic awareness.
ENCOURAGE your child to HAVE A GO on any age appropriate climbing apparatus at the park. Let them CHALLENGE themselves and take a risk but also reinforce basic safety rules.
TRY some 3D modelling using recyclable boxes, cartons and tubes. You could paint them too. Children of this age especially enjoy investigating glue too!
ENCOURAGE children with self-help skills such as putting on and taking off socks and shoes.