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!
Today we were having a quiet inside day as we have had a busy couple of weeks and Isabel was not feeling 100% after a bad night. Normally a day at home can be really hard work but today was different because we had an empty cardboard box! Hooray!!! This box kept us entertained literally all day and the … [Read more...] about Lots of learning with a cardboard box!!
I am excited about this post as we have really enjoyed these activities in the lead up to Easter and I can see us continuing playing them long after Easter has finished. The games focus on identifying long vowel sounds and blending letter sounds to make a word. A friend recently asked me for ideas on how … [Read more...] about Easter Phonics Ideas