From a very young age children can recognise familiar print around them. Make the most of every day activities such as shopping or walking to school and talk together about the different signs, symbols and print in the environment. This helps to develop early literacy skills as children begin to understand that print has meaning and is a very important pre reading skill.
Have fun making a dough by following this simple recipe-
Mix together- 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt ,food colouring, 2 cups of water, 1 tbsp of oil, 2 tbsps of cream of tarter.
When the dough is ready your child can enjoy manipulating the dough into different shapes and strengthen the muscles in their arms and hands at the same time.
Singing is a great way to develop communication and early literacy skills. Number rhymes are also very good to support children to use number language and sequence numbers. If you speak English as an additional language teach your child songs in your home language. You could share these with us in school using See Saw.
Every child will take home their new library loan book each Friday. This is a good opportunity to enjoy sharing a book together and talk about the story. See if your child can answer your questions or retell parts of the story. It is important to share a wide variety of books so please continue to share your books from home and visit the library.