On your phone
Sending messages to pals and family members is something we all do every day. Getting your child involved with writing and sending messages is also great fun for both of you – and a good way to keep them engaged whether you’re at home, or out and about.
Spell their name
Write a message
Send a message
If you don’t have stairs in your home, you could count footsteps on the way to bed instead. You could try guessing how many steps before they reach their bedroom door? How many steps from the door to their bed? Then count them out to get the number.
Playing dice games with your child is a simple way you can help them with their counting.
Try breakfast by numbers, using your morning cereal packs to count the number of words beginning with the same letter. Or, for fun, you could try and find rhyming words together.