Home learning - Advice for Parents and Carers.
You can help your child learn through the simple things you do with them. For example, everyday conversations, make believe play, games with numbers and letters, involving them in everyday chores in the house. Alongside this, it would be great if you could help your child access the daily activities provided from nursery.
Have realistic expectations: Avoid forcing your child to sit for lengthy planned activities if they naturally respond to a mix of shorter activities. Little and often is better at this age!
You know your child best. Adapt the daily activities to best suit your child's needs and interests. If they are finding it too tricky then simplify it and if they are finding it too easy then make it more challenging for them.
Routine: children often feel more comfortable with a predictable routine so try to keep to get up and go to bed at the same time each day, have regular meals and have a set time when children can engage with their home learning activities.
Staying active: young children should be active for a minimum of 3 hours per day. Try to build in time for physical activity in to your day.
Remember to keep home learning as a positive experience that your child enjoys. Use positive praise and try to make the learning fun. Remember children learn best through play!