After a day out
Getting out the house for the afternoon is a way to let children blow off some steam if they’re getting a bit stir crazy. It’s also a clever way to help them with their writing skills. Even a quick trip to the park is great for the activities below.
Draw a picture
Write about it
Make a story
Singing counting songs such as 5 currant buns, 10 green bottles, can be a great way to help your child count backwards.
Making crayon rubbings of coins is a great way to help your child find out about the numbers on coins, and the different sizes of each coin.
Next time you’re in a shop, get your child to look for prices and check how much different things cost. You could turn it into a bit of a treasure hunt, and look for items that cost more than and less than £1. Or look for any item that costs £2 exactly. If something is on offer – 2 for £1, say – you could help your child work out what each individual item costs.