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Money

There are many different ways in which your child can practice their money skills  at home.

 

  • Using/helping you to use the self checkouts in shops.
  • Experiencing the physical exchange of money by paying for items at the till.
  • Singing songs that involve money, e.g. Five Currant Buns.
  • Making things and selling them at local fairs/events, e.g. cakes, crafts.
  • Sorting coins that are the same by size/shape/colour.
  • Counting out coins to pay for items.
  • Recognising prices of items when shopping.
  • Role play with toy shop equipment.

                                                                                 

Length

 

There are many different ways in which you can support your child to explore length at home.

 

  • Using playdough to create long/short  snakes.
  • Exploring objects that are different lengths.
  • Use a height measuring chart with your child.
  • Build tall/short towers using  bricks.
  • Making different sized movements with your child, e.g. stretching up tall, curling into a ball, moving their arms above their head.                

Capacity

 

There are many different ways in which your child can explore capacity at home.

 

  • Experiencing filling and emptying containers with water, sand and other media.
  • Helping to pack/empty the shopping bags after shopping.
  • Pouring/helping to pour drinks.
  • Cooking, e.g. filling and emptying jugs, cup cake cases.

 

 

                                   

 

 

 

Pattern/Colour/Texture

 

There are many different ways in which your child can explore pattern/colour/texture at home.

 

  • Exploring different textured foods through taste/touch.
  • Exploring different textured materials in the home.
  • Identifying the colours of everyday things in the home.
  • Using action patterns, e.g. clap, stomp, clap, stop.
  • Exploring colourful objects.
  • Using coloured cars to make a pattern through play, e.g. red car, blue car, red car, blue car.
  • Using different coloured playdough.

 

 

                                                                                 

Weight

 

There are many different ways in which your child can explore weight at home.

 

  • Provide the opportunity to experience/explore different weights by holding objects or by putting them on your child's lap.
  • Get your child to help you bake things at home and experiencing weighing different ingredients.
  • Find/handle heavy/light objects when in the supermarket.

 

 

                                                      

 

 

 

Time

 

There are many different ways in which your child can explore Time  at home.

 

  • Use of timers/stop watches/alarms with activities.
  • Use of a personalised ‘Now and Next’ at home.
  • Use of use visual time tables to show the order or sequence of activities.
  • Talking about activities that can be associated with school/home, night/day.
  • Using morning/bedtime routines consistently.

 

 

                                                               

 

 

 

Shape

 

There are many different ways in which your child can explore shape at home.

 

 

  • Provide the opportunity to experience/handle a variety of different shaped objects and show preference for them.
  • Shape sorters/shape posting activities.
  • Shape inset puzzles.
  • Printing with different shaped objects and paint.
  • Shape hunt/shape match
  • Talking about shapes in the environment, e.g. square window, circle tyre.

 

 

                                                        

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