What should home learning look like?

Children up to the age of 7 learn most effectively through their own self-directed play, by doing real- life practical activities alongside family members including cooking and cleaning, and through spending time talking with others, sharing stories rhymes and books.

How you can support your child’s learning at home during the school closures:

Young children learn with what is around them – their exploration and investigation does not need costly resources. The most important resource are caring adults who are listening and playing and providing a sense of security and reassurance.

What do we need for home learning?

Here is a list of useful everyday things you will have in your home and things you can collect that will support your child’s play, learning and development:

newspaper, recycling boxes, cardboard tubes from wrapping paper & kitchen roll, straws, cotton buds, plastic/paper cups, sticks, stones, shells, paper, pens, string, sticky tape, glue…

bed sheets, linens, clothes-airer, clothes pegs, furniture, pots and pans, wooden spoons, bowls, dress up in big/old clothes, hats, adult shoes, bags…

bathtub, bottles, spoons, sieves, funnels, washing-up liquid, soap, shaving foam…

balloons, bubbles, music, radio, storybooks, puzzles, games…

Activities, resources and websites for children and families to enjoy together…