Dip into different worlds
Books are a great way for kids to discover how things work – whether it’s the world around them, or feelings and emotions. Books open their minds to new experiences and fresh ideas – so they’re perfect for keeping your child entertained on rainy days, and keeping their mind occupied at the same time.
Happily ever after
Add to your story
You be the critic
Create a tally chart, for example to find out the family’s favourite animal or fruit or TV show. You could also do it the other way round, and find out which vegetable or type of music is their least favourite!
Even mealtimes can turn into storytimes. Ask your child to create a story about the Cutlery family – with characters like Peggy Plate, Jamie Knife, Fiona Fork and Baby Spoon.
Pick somewhere your child goes to a lot – like their school, or the park, or a shop – and ask them to write down directions for how to get there from your home.