Chilling with a magazine
Reading your favourite magazine with your child is a fun way to relax together. Going through the pages and finding pictures they like is a great way to keep them busy – and you get to enjoy your magazine, too. You could also try these activities with any old newspapers, flyers or magazines you’ve got lying around the house.
Cut out letters
Make new words
Describe a picture
Singing counting songs such as 5 currant buns, 10 green bottles, can be a great way to help your child count backwards.
When you’ve finished reading a story, ask your child to write or draw a new story about their favourite character in the book.
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.