I decided to write this blog as there is very little information available to parents about starting school and the best ways to support them through this time. I am able to write from the viewpoint of a Reception teacher as well as a mum who went through the process last year. Isabel was starting school … [Read more...] about Starting School – Top tips for getting your child ready for their first day at school
I haven't written a blog for a little while, we have been struck down with a sickness bug that has slowly worked it's way around us. Nick and Charlie seem to have escaped this round so hopefully we are all back to normal for now. Its always a bit worrying when we have an illness in the house as we have to … [Read more...] about Recognising your name-great play ideas for pre-schoolers
The Royal Wedding is happening on 19th May and Isabel is very very excited about it (they have been learning about it in school.) We have been doing some activities in the lead up to it and I suspect her interest will go up even further once we have seen the wedding on Saturday. As previously mentioned we … [Read more...] about The Royal Wedding! More Finger Gym and Emergent Writing.
I've decided to share finger gym activities today as they have been a big focus in our house for the last couple of weeks. Finger gym are games and activities that help children to develop their fine motor skills and exercises the muscles in the fingers and hands that are used when writing. The activities … [Read more...] about Finger Gym Activities- what are they and how do they work?
We are lucky enough to live very close to the beach and so when everyone is feeling well we like to go down and spend a couple of hours playing on the sand and with the stones. The game we played this week can easily be replicated with some pebbles or stones that you can find in your garden or out and … [Read more...] about Maths on the Beach!
Isabel has been wanting to make slime for a while, but I haven't been organised enough to buy the borax needed for normal slime. I found a recipe that used shampoo instead and so we gave it a go! The recipe we used was: Put 1/2 cup shampoo and 1/4 cup of cornstarch in a bowl. Mix well. Add few … [Read more...] about Alien words and slime!