Look for letters and cut them out
How to: Look for letters in a magazine or newspaper. Sound out each letter as you cut it out. Try to find all letters that make up your child’s name.
Cut out letters and make new words
How to: Look for letters in a magazine or newspaper and cut them out together. Sound them out and encourage your child to make new words with them. Ask them to spell simple words to start with e.g. 'cat', 'bus' and 'red'.
Write about a picture from a magazine
How to: Choose a picture in a book, magazine or newspaper together. Ask your child to write a couple of sentences to describe what’s happening in the picture. Get them to use as many description words as possible e.g. big, colourful, funny or beautiful.