Below are some activities we use at Playschool to promote your child's learning and development. Some can be easily adapted for you to do at home with your child. Remember:
You are your child's first teacher and it will be you that teaches them things for the longest period of time in their lives. Make it fun!
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This activity enables children to recognise and order numerals. It also helps with fine motor skill development. Fine motor skills are important for learning to write.
These activities promote fine motor skills and sorting, as well as colour recognition.
Children can develop their fine motor skills during this activity, along with counting.
Understanding the world with this beautiful Autumn exploration tray.
This activity promotes number and colour recognition, as well as matching quantities to numerals. Children can choose which animals to count too. It also develops fine motor skills.
Learning at Home
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Roll-a-Ball EYFS area Physical Development Learning goal Moving and handling
Block Party EYFS area Communication and Language Learning goal Listening and attention Completing tasks like tower building take lots of concentration and patience - otherwise it'll fall!
Pass the Fruit EYFS area Personal, Social & Emotional Development Learning goal Making relationships Working together to achieve a goal can promote empathy, creativity, motivation and confidence.
Sock Friends EYFS area Literacy Learning goal Writing Surrounding your little one with stories of any kind will encourage understanding of spoken sounds which prompts writing later on!
Scribble Away EYFS area Expressive Arts & Design Learning goal Exploring and using media and materials Scribbling freely is proven to help children develop creative thinking and problem solving.
Cotton Hide & Seek EYFS area Communication and Language Learning goal Understanding Body awareness provides children with a perception of the dimensions of their bodies -- so they can co-ordinate their body parts safely and smoothly!
Weather Forecast EYFS area Personal, Social & Emotional Development Learning goal Self-confidence and Self-awareness Kids can feel restless in the evenings. By gently massaging their backs you can help them feel soothed and relaxed, ready for a good night's sleep.
Pop Goes The Bubble EYFS area Communication and Language Learning goal Listening and attention Bubbles are a fantastic tool for engaging your child's attention, getting them moving and letting them explore their senses!
Pinchy Crabs EYFS area Mathematics Learning goal Numbers Activities of matching, sorting and classifying help children process their environment and make sense of the world.
Pizza Time EYFS area Personal, Social & Emotional Development Learning goal Making relationships Massage can help build intimacy and closeness between you and your child - the foundations of a healthy relationship
Scouting Treasures EYFS area Understanding the world Learning goal The World Testing out other senses like touch and smell can help our children think more about everyday objects around them.
Magic Carpet EYFS area Physical Development Learning goal Moving and handling Using tummy muscles helps develop core strength which keeps children strong, balanced and fighting fit!
Stuck! EYFS area Personal, Social & Emotional Development Learning goal Managing feelings and behaviour Trying hard even when it's difficult builds resilience in your child.
Dress Up EYFS area Expressive Arts & Design Learning goal Being imaginative You will build confidence in your child by praising their imagination and sharing laughter together.
Dinner Time EYFS areaUnderstanding the world Learning goalPeople and communities Planning a meal takes thinking ahead and creativity - two super important skills for your child's future.
Tower of Hands EYFS area Communication and Language Learning goal Listening and attention The ability to listen to instructions helps children to complete complex tasks.
Matching Pairs EYFS area Mathematics Learning goal Shape, space and measure Matching activities helps child think in a more organised way - a vital skill for school and work.
Yummy strawberries EYFS Area:Personal, Social & Emotional Development Learning Goal:Managing feelings and behaviour Learning to resist temptation is hard, but research shows it's one of the most important predictors of success!
Beep and honk! EYFS Area:Literacy Learning Goal:Reading Matching noises with body parts is a great way to get your child practising those vocal chords.
Lunch Time EYFS Area:Personal, Social & Emotional Development Learning Goal:Making relationships Many teachers describe 'empathy' as even more important in the classroom than reading, writing, and arithmetic.