Things to do to support your child
Children at Nursery age are often full of wonder and are very eager to learn so it is an ideal time to get into the good habits of home learning. However, home learning must be age-appropriate and the last thing we would advocate is making a 3 or 4 year old sit down to do worksheets or other 'formal' forms of homework.
In Nursery we encourage the children to borrow picture books for you to share and enjoy with your child at home. Books are available at the beginning of each session. You are welcome to change the book as often as you and your child would like. You will also be given the opportunity to sign up to borrow story sacks to share with your child during their time at nursery.
Here are some ideas for appropriate home-learning activities that you may wish to complete with your child. Don't forget to upload photos to Tapestry so that we can share in your child's achievements!
- Playing 'I spy'
- Making homemade playdough or baking together
- Practise writing their names in shaving foam, or glitter on a tray.
- Practise holding scissors and cutting (cut up cards/paper/the grass outside/playdough sausages)
- Do a number hunt when you go out spotting numbers in the environment (on doors/shops)
- Plant beans or seeds and see how they grow
- SING!!!! Especially Nursery Rhymes but we also love pop songs, hymns, TV theme tunes and anything else that gets the children using their voices.
- Help your child to become more independent by encouraging them to get themselves dressed and undressed, putting on their own shoes, taking themselves to the toilet and using a knife and fork to eat.