Ideas for Pre-School learning at home.
Here are some ideas you may want to use with your children during the time you are at home.
Putting the washing on.
Colour sort the washing and count the items as you put them into the machine.
Measure washing powder, what can we smell (conditioner and washing powder).
Set the machine, look at the numbers and symbols, and watch as it whirls round.
Hang out the washing, talking about water in the clothes and the importance of spreading them out.
How does it smell? Will it dry in the rain? Will it dry faster in the sun? Why? You could
match the socks, separate out each person’s clothes and talk about sizes, which is the smallest, biggest and what about the ones in the middle? Maybe learn to fold.
Ideas for every day.
Read a story together, you could ask your child to suggest how the story may end, ask them about the main characters are and the setting. Encourage your child to tell you the story before you read it and see if they are correct.
Count as you go through the day. Here are a few ideas. How many toothbrushes in the pot, how many steps to go downstairs, how many bowls/plates/cups for breakfast. You can count anything and this helps children to develop the early maths skills they need for ongoing learning.