- Go on a sound hunt around the house! First of all can they go round the house and the garden listening for all the sounds they can hear. They could draw what they hear or tick things off a list? Then give them a letter sound each day e.g. can you find me five things beginning with a?
- Counting can be done at any time in many ways! Can they count out 20 peas for each person for dinner (using their pincer grip too), can they find you 20 leaves from the garden, can they draw 20 different types of animals etc.
- Write their name for them on lots of pieces of paper. Then hide them around the house for them to find! Maybe hide some other names too so they can work out the difference between theirs and others. Practise writing the letters of their name one at a time and then in sequence so they can see the pattern. Use uppercase for the fist letter but all other letters should be lowercase.
- Pictures below for pencil grip and scissor hold.
- So loads of songs help with all these things! Head, shoulders, knees and toes/ I can sing a rainbow/ old mcdonald etc. Also on you tube there are great shape songs e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTeqUejf3D0
- Think it is a typo above and they mean 'match similar items and identify which one is different'. This can be using objects from around the house to sort by colour, size, weight or length.
- This one's easy- read, read, read!! The more they are read to, the more excited they will be about reading themselves.
- I know this is tricky!! Build up to the 20 minutes! Find things that excited them and try to increase their attention span gradually.
- So after you have read to them, ask them questions about the story. The next day ask them if they can draw a picture to tell you the story from yesterdays book. Can they tell you who the characters were etc.
- This is just good practice!
Also phonics play is great and has phase one games for little ones: https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/1