Home Learning Ideas
Supporting home learning
Evidence suggests that parental involvement in early learning has a greater impact on our children’s well-being and achievement than any other factor. Children need a variety of positive learning experiences provided in a secure and loving environment if they are to achieve their full potential.
"Tell me and I forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I understand." — Chinese proverb
“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”
― Rachel Carson
The staff at Cygnets Pre-School are more than happy to support parents and carers and provide guidance, regarding any aspect of their child’s development via Tapestry during closure, we have a mass of information to share with you as required.
Some activities suggested by our practitioners;
You will need
Mark making tools e.g. paintbrush, stick,
And probably a hoover!
Depending on your child’s development they can create patterns, emotion faces, form letters or numbers etc.
Rainbow Salt Tray
Helping your child to plan the party
How old is your
How many teddies can they invite
What about invitations? Maybe you could make some
What will they eat? Maybe you could draw a picture of the menu
What you will need;
Lollipop sticks (or cut paper to shape)
How to play:
Take two lollipop sticks and colour a shape across the two sticks, half on each so that when the sticks are put together they make the shape. One at the top and one at the bottom.
Repeat on the amount of sticks you have. Different shapes and different colours
Place sticks randomly on table and ask child to match the sticks to make a full shape
Have a birthday party for your Child's favourite toy
Lollipop stick Shapes
Have a go at making your own musical shakers from things you can find around the house. You will just need a container with a secure lid and something to go inside to make the sound
Ideas for the container:
two yoghurt pots, plastic cups or paper cups taped or glued together
plastic bottle or plastic pot with the lid taped shut
Pringles crisps tube with the lid taped shut
plastic Easter egg (the kind with sweets or a toy inside)
empty toilet or kitchen roll tube with card or paper stuck to the end.
Tupperware container with the lid taped shut
Ideas of things to go inside
handful of rice
small pasta shapes
Make two or three shakers of with different containers or different things inside and see how the sound changes
Decorate the outside of your shaker
Play your shaker while you dance or sing along to your favourite song!
Please follow this link for further ideas from Class Room Secrets https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/
A parent friendly version of the Early Years Foundation Stage, Development Matters can be found at;