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Yoga Time! | On the Farm - Kids Yoga and Nursery Rhymes

Easy, fun yoga with songs, nursery rhymes and simple stories. Copy me, sing along and have fun!

Miss Baxter's banana bread

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Follow the recipe to make Miss Baxter's banana bread.

Tiny Tim the Turtle

Here's another song from Martin for you this time its about Tiny Tim.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff | Fairy Tales | Gigglebox

Three Billy Goats Gruff Story
Read the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Talk about it with your child. Encourage your child to use as much of the vocabulary as possible (see the vocabulary list in your pack). Ask questions such as:
Why did the goats want to go over the bridge?
Why do you think the smallest goat went over the bridge first?
What does the troll look like?
What other things do you think he likes to eat?
What happened to the troll at the end of the story?
We always read the story lots of times to the children encouraging them to join in with repeated words and phrases. Children need a lot of repetition to learn.

Here is some extra vocabulary to help you when you are reading the story.

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.

  • Encourage your child to hold a pencil correctly, near the bottom with thumb and index finger.
  • Encourage them to draw and tell you what their picture is. Don’t worry if to you it is just a scribble – your child knows it is a picture of Mummy or Marshall.

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.

Listening Game - Listening and Attention Skills

Listening skills can be difficult to master for many children. Help your develop their listening skills. Try to guess which animal is making each sound.

Phonics Fun


What’s that noise?

  • Go around the house and gather different objects that make a noise (at nursery we use things like: crisps, keys, shakers, tins, rice in a box, etc)
  • Put the objects in a box or on a tray and cover with a blanket or towel
  • Take it in turns to shake an object under the blanket and guess what object it might be - what does it sound like? What noise does it make?

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.