Autumn Inspired Learning.

Tuesday, 27, Sep, 2016

Autumn is many people's favourite season thanks to the colourful, crunching leaves and exciting events such as Bonfire Night, and you can draw inspiration from nature to help encourage your child with reading, writing and letter recognition. Home Education blog The Imagination Tree, has a big focus on learning through sensory play, for example this autumnal salt tray for practising letter writing, fine motor skills and pen control and the alphabet pumpkin to inspire letter matching and recogniti ....

Starting Sight Words

Wednesday, 17, Aug, 2016

By the time your child starts school they will know around 4000 to 6000 words and seem to be picking up new words and phrases every day. Whilst they do not need to be reading by themselves when they start reception, it is always a good idea to read together as much as you can and encourage your child to recognise some simple words such as 'to', 'go', 'sat', 'dog', etc. A lot of teachers recommend that you keep reading together for the purpose of learning to read separate from the equally impo ....

Books About Starting School

Tuesday, 09, Aug, 2016

Starting school is a huge event in your child's life and one of the ways you can help your child get emotionally and mentally ready for it is reading stories about starting school. Here are a few to choose from that you can read together at bedtime or during the day. Charlie and Lola; I Am Absolutely Too Small For School. (Lauren Child) The Charlie and Lola TV series and books are really relatable and lifelike with the right amount of whimsical. In this book, Lola is feeling nervous about ....