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Concepts of print: Understanding that print holds meaning which is constant, is made up of marks which are letters and which combine into words.

The paper's here 5 - 15 mins Word play

Do you get the newspaper delivered to your home? If you do, you can talk to your child about what is in...

Making Christmas cards 30 - 45 mins Celebrations

We often send cards to family and friends at Christmas time. Instead of buying cards this year you could ask your child to help...

Eating out 1.5 - 2 hours Celebrations

Eating out at a cafe or a restaurant is an opportunity to talk and sit together as a family. You can...

Making marks 15 - 30 mins Word play

Drawing and writing doesn’t just happen inside. Outside can be a great place to draw and write too. Give...

Making a family cookbook 1 Day Celebrations

Getting the family to agree on what to eat can be tricky sometimes. Why not create a family cookbook to help everyone decide. ...

It’s showtime 45 mins - 1 hour Celebrations

Spring is nearly here and September is show month. Explore with your child all the different types of shows that...

Read my shirt 5 - 15 mins Word play

Have you ever noticed how much writing there is on clothing? Some of it’s on the outside and some is on the inside. Point...

Reading together 15 - 30 mins Word play

Reading can happen anywhere and everywhere. We read signs, recipes, information on packets and tins, bus timetables and menus. A love of words and language...

Working at the car wash 30 - 45 mins Play

Is it time to wash your car? Your child can get involved too. All you need is the car, a bucket of soapy water,...

Recycling cards box 30 - 45 mins Word play

Different things are special in different families. We mark these special occasions with a card. It might be for the birth of a baby, a...

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