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Being a parent can be great fun, and as children get a bit older and their needs, tastes and moods change, it can be challenge to keep up. But we’re here to help.

We’ve got loads of tips, games and activities that you can slip into your daily routine to keep your kids inspired and entertained. Little ways to have fun. Little things that you can do together. Little ideas that will help them Read, Write, Count.

Stories are funnier with funny voices

You don’t need to be an Oscar winner to try doing a pirate voice at booktime. You can give the characters in a book any accent or silly voice you want, taking it in turns. It makes the story more fun for both of you and makes reading together the best 20 minutes you’ll spend all day.

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Choose an everyday activity

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Dip into different worlds

Books are a great way for kids to discover how things work – whether it’s the world around them, or feelings and emotions. Books open their minds to new experiences and fresh ideas – so they’re perfect for keeping your child entertained on rainy days, and keeping their mind occupied at the same time.

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Magic messages

Writing helps keep kids entertained, while they’re finding out about themselves and the world around them. Here are some activities you can do together which will help your child write, and enjoy themselves at the same time.

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Games for two

Counting with your child is a good way to get them thinking and keep engaged while you spend quality time together.

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Things to try

Deputy First Minister’s Easter Holiday Maths Challenge

If you are looking for fun activities to keep you and your child entertained this Easter break, why not try the Deputy First Minister’s Holiday Maths Challenge?

Hard copies of the Maths Challenge are being handed out to all P6 pupils in time for Easter, and hard copies will also be available at local libraries. Workings and solutions will be available from the 4th of April here: www.blogs.gov.scot/making-maths-count/

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Christmas Holiday 2017 – Deputy First Minister’s Maths Challenge

Fun, festive activities to keep your child busy over the holidays!

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Top 10 kids’ counting books

Counting is easy with these fab books. Check them out for free at your local library!

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Handy tips

Ask your child to write about a castle they would build for a King or Queen. They could think about how many rooms it would have, what might be in the rooms, and what they’d be used for.

Plan your next party – write out a list of who to invite, and make your own invitations

Try spotting shapes together – how many circles, triangles or squares can your child spot in the room. After they’ve named the shape, they could look for other items with the same shape.