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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.