How can you help your child at home?
Make time to play with your child!
- Make time to talk through what your child has done each day.
- Let them help with simple tasks and take simple messages. Ask them questions.
- Share books, songs and games and talk about them together.
- Encourage your child to use pens, pencils, chalks, paints and simple tools such as scissors.
- Talk to your child, introducing new words whenever you can.
- Children learning English as an additional language need first to develop confidence in their home language).
- Help your child to recognise shapes, colours, numbers and words in familiar places such as food packets, street signs and advertisements.
Provide opportunities for your child to investigate and ask questions about the world around.
- Write your child’s name and help him/her to recognise it. (Use a capital followed by lower case letters).
- Introduce the language of counting during activities such as cooking and shopping or going up the stairs.
- Provide opportunities for running, jumping, climbing and chasing.
- Let your child enjoy and invent sounds, words, songs, music and rhymes.
- Enjoy his/her childhood!
- Please do not put food such as whole Olives with stones, whole grapes, jelly cubes etc into your child’s lunch boxes due to the danger of choking.
- If your child enjoys eating these items, please help us to help them by cutting them into smaller pieces.
- Absolutely NO NUTS! Thank you.