How You Can Help Your Child

All the fun activities that you do with your child at home are important in supporting their learning and development, and have a really long lasting effect on your child’s learning as they progress through school.

If you make the time every day to do some of the following things with your child it will make a real difference to your child’s confidence as a young learner.


Sing and tell nursery rhymes

On a trip to the supermarket, talk about all the different packaging shapes

Talk about the numbers, colours, words and letters you see when you are out and about

Allow your child to cut out and stick pictures from magazines

Cook / bake together

Plant seeds or bulbs in a pot or garden patch

Use the weather – shadows, rain puddles, snow, wind, mist and sun – to extend your child’s vocabulary

Explore the park at a different time of the year – go off the beaten track

Share a book

Talk to your child at every opportunity – e.g. what you are doing that day



All of our EYFS staff love hearing about what your child has been doing at home so please bring in photographs, favourite story books or artefacts from days out you have had. This makes our links with learning at home stronger and enables us to tailor activities to your child’s individual interests.