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Chat through stories

Your children will love you reading with them, especially if you ask questions as you go through the story together. It can help them remember new words, get more involved in the story, and keep them interested.

Quick Quack Quentin

Talk to your child about how Quentin might feel at the beginning of the book when he sounds different from other ducks. Have they ever felt the same way?

A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting

The boy in the book has a very large backpack – what could be in there? Ask your child which items they would carry in their backpack if they were to go for a walk in Bear Country. They could draw them, and label the different items.

Favourite animal

After reading about all about the different animals, ask your child to choose their favourite one and draw and label it in their booklet. We love the giraffe.

Hey! There are loads of fun ways to Write too.

Don't forget about the everyday Count ideas.

Handy tips

Choose a letter of the alphabet, then ask your child to write down a food, an animal, a name, and a place that begins with this letter.

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.

Playing dice games with your child is a simple way you can help them with their counting.