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0-2 years

Picture and Object Cards App (Literacy)

Instructions

Download the free application on the App Store “Flashcards App – Baby Flash Cards in English” OR Baby FlashCards for Kids on Android

2. Click on the “Animals” topic or any topic of your liking.

3. Ask your child what they see by using open-ended questions. E.g. What is this animal? What sound does this animal make?

Story Time

Making Playdough (Sensory)

Making Playdough

Playdough is a great sensory experience and you can add various textures and scents to the dough if you choose.

Children can use various cookie cutters, rollers etc to manipulate the dough!

Don’t know how to make play-dough? Watch us do it!

Nursery Rhymes (Music and Movement)

Nursery Rhymes

Visit our Spotify playlist for a variety of nursery rhymes and songs you can sing and dance to!

Story Time

Finger Painting (Sensory)

Resources

  • A plastic plate or plastic cups to put small blobs of paint in/on.
  • An old tshirt that can get paint on it!
  • Large piece of paper

Steps:

1.Encourage your child to dip their fingers into the paint and transfer this onto the paper to create their artwork!

You can join in too!

2-3 years

Hopscotch (Numeracy)

Instructions

What you will need:

  • Chalk
  • Bean bag or a small stone/ block

Steps:

  1. Draw a hopscotch track
  2. Write the numbers in each section
  3. Throw the beanbag into a section
  4. Hop or Jump into each section saying the number out loud
  5. Take turns to jump all the way until 10.

Story Time

Yoga & Statues (Physical Activity)

Yoga & Statues

Children view the video and mimic the poses.

Volcano Experiment (Science)

Volcano Experiment

What you will need:

  • 100 ml of cold water
  • 400 ml of white vinegar
  • Food colouring
  • Baking soda
  • Empty 2 litre soda bottle

Steps:

  1. Combine the vinegar, water and 2drops of food colouring into the empty soda bottle.
  2. Pour in one to two teaspoons of baking soda.
  3. Eruption time! … Watch it here!

Follow the Dance Moves (Music and Movement)

Follow the Dance Moves

Look at the online program:

Go Noodle and enjoy trying to mimic the dance moves along with your child. This activity promotes whole body coordination, appreciation of movement, encourages your child to follow directions, and is lots of fun! https://www.gonoodle.com

Singing Nursery Rhymes (Literacy)

Singing Nursery Rhymes

Sing along to various Nursery Rhymes with your child. At the centre we really enjoy some of the following songs:

  • Row Row Row Your Boat
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • 5 Cheeky Monkeys
  • The Wheels on the Bus
  • 5 Little Ducks These Nursery Rhymes can be found on most music sharing apps.

3-4 years

Alphabet Soup (Literacy)

Instructions

The children will match different letters to build on their letter recognition

Materials:

  • Assorted letters
  • A large spoon
  • Tub -Letter sheet

How To:

  • Fill a tub up with water
  • Place assorted letters into the tub
  • Have your child/ren scoop a letter out of the tub using a large spoon
  • Have your child/ren match the letter to the same letter on the letter sheet

Story Time

Rain in a Jar (Science)

Rain in a Jar

The children will explore weather through engaging in a rain experiment

Materials:

  • Jar/clear cup
  • Shaving cream
  • Food colouring

How To:

  • Fill the cup with water
  • Add a thin layer of shaving cream
  • Assist your child/ren in adding drops of blue food colouring over the shaving cream
  • Have your child/ren observe the “rain” fall

Sing and Dance (Music and Movement)

Sing and Dance

Visit our Spotify playlist for a variety of nursery rhymes and songs you can sing and dance to!

Giant Shape Match (Numeracy)

Instructions

The children will build on their numeracy skills by matching different shapes

Materials:

  • Blocks
  • Craft paper
  • Black marker

How To:

  • Roll out a large sheet of craft paper and tape it to the floor
  • Lay different shaped HOUSEHOLD OBJECTS i.e: A Rectangle Frame, aCircle Bowl, a Square Book etc on the paper and trace around them using a black marker

Have your child/ren match the blocks to the traced copies on the paper

4-5 years

Story Time

Magic Rainbow Milk (Science)

Instructions

The children will engage in a science experiment to further enhance their learning

Materials:

  • Milk
  • Food Colouring
  • Dish Soap
  • Shallow Dish or Bowl

How To:

  • Pour some milk into a shallow dish or bowl until the milk covers the bottom.
  • Assist your child/ren in adding some drops of food colouring on the milk.
  • Add a drop of dish soap into the centre of the milk
  • Watch in amazement as the colours dance across the surface of the milk.

Watch the video.

Build and Measure (Numeracy)

Instructions

What you will need:

  • Foam blocks or any household items that can be stacked
  • Ruler/ tape measure

Activity:

  • Have your child start by stacking 6-8blocks up against the wall.
  • Then, using the ruler or tape measure, measure the length of the construction.
  • Add on more blocks as you go and challenge them to see how far up then can go.

Extension:

Measure their height and have them go around the house looking for items that may be like their height. Get your child to first make an estimate of the things that would look like their height and then measure the item.

The Letter D (Literacy)

Story Time

Pearl Barley & Charlie Parsley

Watch Pearl Barley & Charlie Parsley on YouTube

Round up the balls (Physical Activity)

Round up the balls

The children will build on their physical development through engaging in an outdoor ball game.

Materials:

  • Hula Hoop
  • Several balls

How To:

  • Place a hula hoop in the centre ofyour yard and scatter balls all around
  • Ask your child/ren to find all the ballsand place them in the hula hoop

To extend on the game use 2 hula hoops and ask your child/ren to place smaller balls in one hoop and bigger balls in the other hoop.

Ask children to throw the balls using an underarm motion and aim for the hoops

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