Don’t worry if your child wants the same story over and over again. They learn by repetition and we read stories many times to the children until they know lots of the words off by heart. Encourage your child to talk about the story, about the pictures and the words. If it is a new story ask them what they think will happen next or to describe what they can see in the pictures.
Read or watch a story every day. If you don’t have many books or would like a change we now have lots of choices on our Online Stories page, Oxbridge baby on YouTube also has nice versions of fairy tales.
The Three Billy Goats Gruff were brothers. Can you have a go at drawing a picture of your family, you can add everyone in your house including your pets if you have any. Maybe you could put on some labels so that we know who they are.
Children can do mark making with pens, pencils, crayons, paint, chalk or even their fingers in water on a surface. But don’t worry if you only have a pen or a pencil.
Recognising and Counting Numbers
Practise counting and recognising numbers up to 10. If you can do this already practise numbers up to 20. Use objects you already have in the house to help you to count. Remember children learn best through real life experiences and when we build on those to create more learning at home or school they can be just as practical, tactile and enjoyable.
What’s that noise?
Pull the object from under the blanket to show what it is. If your child didn’t guess correctly then you can tell them what it is and maybe put it back to have another go later.