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
Play ‘guess what happens next’ when reading stories together. Kids have a great imagination, and it’s amazing what they can think up!
Kids love to talk about their favourite characters from their tv shows or cartoons they like. You could get them to write about them, too. Ask your child to say why they like that character? Are they funny, clever, do they have special powers?
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.