A few parents have asked how to support children at the same time as working from home, often in very small spaces. The daily plans here are designed to include plenty of activities that children can do independently or with minimal support. You can make it easier by: Using a visual timetable so that they … Continue reading How to: work and teach from home
Download the poster for three play-based learning activities that you can do at home with children. Click on the play button for supportive video content. what-will-we-learn-today-day-7Download Today we play rhyming games to develop phonic awareness, size ordering your family's stinky feet and practice complicated skills of self-regulation and control by playing catch (this one is … Continue reading Daily play poster 7
Download the poster for three low-resource play-based activities that will support your child's development. The play icons link to supporting videos on YouTube. what-will-we-learn-today-day-6Download A lovely sensory day: today we use sand, dirt or rice for some low-stakes mark making, use water play to explore the important mathematical concepts of capacity and blow bubbles to … Continue reading Daily play poster 6
Download the poster to find instructions for three play-based learning activities with supporting videos. what-will-we-learn-today-day-5Download Today we write our names in condensation on windows or mirrors, match numerals to quantities with the number cards we made yesterday and enjoy some traditional children's songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df_v6Qllf1w&feature=youtu.be Use the number cards that we made yesterday to play a … Continue reading Daily play poster 5
Download the poster for three daily activities with links to videos to support you. what-will-we-learn-today-day-4Download Today includes making our own number line, going on a letter hunt and looking at family photos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXOnYFdRAoI&feature=youtu.be
Today's play includes drawing for literacy, maths with food and using your family shop as a chance to develop communication and language. what-will-we-learn-today-day-3Download https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrmZhWJS1j0&feature=youtu.be Discuss and draw your favourite characters - great for literacy and communication skills. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7fYBUoT6kg&feature=youtu.be What do young children love more than food? Use their interest to write a shopping list together.
Hello. Download the pdf document to read instructions and click on video links to support play-based learning ideas for young children. Each idea includes a brief explanation of the developmental benefit of the activity as well as how to do it. Low resource and high impact. Today includes stories, using household jobs as a chance … Continue reading Daily play poster 2
Hello everyone. Back in full lockdown, just like last time you can find support and ideas for learning at home with early years children. This time around I will be sharing a daily play-based learning poster with three activities. It includes an activity, an explanation of why that activity is beneficial to children's learning and … Continue reading Welcome back!
Songs and rhymes help to embed information in our long-term memories, easing the load on our working memory so that we can learn new things. Young children also love to sing and dance. Lots of popular rhymes help children to remember maths facts, including counting to ten forwards and backwards. Which are your favourites? https://youtu.be/nK27PBPLwYE
When children try to catch a ball they develop critical skills in thinking before they act, as well as coordination and motor skills. Physical control is also important as children develop 'executive functions', which are necessary for cognitive control of behaviour. https://youtu.be/ALgYpoyj9Z0
Hello. My second video of playful ideas for helping children prepare for school in September focuses on building resilience using simple construction games. Resilience is really important for young children's learning - we have to work out why our mistakes happened and how we can fix them in order to learn. This is one way … Continue reading How to: play to prepare for school in September. 2: Building towers, building resilience