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 ....

Children’s Books about Autumn

Tuesday, 27, Sep, 2016

Autumn is one of the most fun times of the year, from the colourful, falling leaves and conkers to bonfires and trick-or-treating so what better way to while away the days as they draw in than to snuggle up with a seasonal book. Here are a few picks for you to enjoy with your children whether they are toddlers who are exploring board books or school age kids who are reading by themselves.   Guess How Much I Love You in the Autumn. (Sam McBratney) This classic bedtime story has a lovely ....

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 ....