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Home Learning

Home learning is really just fun activities you can do with your child to help them develop.

The most important aspect of a child’s learning happens in the home; parents are the child’s first and most important educator. Children learn from what they experience, hear and see from their very first moments.

This is why Home learning is a vital part of a child’s development. Providing a stimulating and caring home environment, with lots of opportunities to learn and play, is critical for young child’s brain development. A baby learns so much in their first 2 years! The picture below shows the amount of connections there are in your brain at different ages.

Photo source: Corel, JL. The postnatal development of the human cerebral cortex. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press; 1975

Photo source: Corel, JL. The postnatal development of the human cerebral cortex. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press; 1975

Young children learn by exploring, experimenting, observing and asking lots of questions! Children develop by being actively involved in their own learning. This could be as simple as:

  • Talking about the colours of the socks as they come out of the washing machine.
  • Counting the first few steps as you go up or down the stairs.
  • Baking a cake together and measuring out the ingredients.
  • Whilst Reading to your child let them turn the pages, encourage questions and act out the story.
  • Encouraging mark making in a Messy Play activity.
  • Learning a new nursery rhyme with your child.
  • Exploring new places. This could include visiting a library and choosing a book or going on a nature walk and collecting items to make a picture.

 

Here is an example of a simple home learning activity:

  • Mark Making using a toy cars, crayons and scrap paper. Sellotape a crayon to the front of the toy car and have hours of fun mark making.

Mark Making 

 

Physical Development

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Borrowing Packs

Visit our More Fun Ideas page for information about Borrowing Packs! 

 

Hungry Little Minds

 

For tips on simple fun things you can do with your child go to: https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/  

 

For slightly older children or to complete as a family, here is a time capsule activity