Fun Activities

To help your child develop mathematical skills you can get them to

  • Spot numbers when out and about- car registration numbers, prices in shops etc
  • Pairing socks after you have done the washing- helps child recognise patterns and sizes
  • Setting the table
  • Following a recipe
  • Games such as ludo, snap, chess, snakes and ladders, draughts, memory games
  • Planning a TV schedule
  • Using real money when out and about
  • Football league tables- noting position changes etc

To help children become more interested in language you can get them to

  • Write a letter or diary regularly
  • Sing nursery rhymes and well known songs
  • Write TV or film reviews
  • Learn a poem
  • Email family and friends (parental supervision needed)
  • write a play
  • Use puppets to tell a story
  • Give directions to places in their local area
  • Play games such as Scrabble, Boggle, Pictionary, Cluedo, Articulate

Other educational activities

  • Visit local library, park or museum
  • Research something on the internet (parental supervision required)
  • Make a fact file
  • Model making
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Take up a new sport or instrument
  • Gardening
  • Caring for a pet
  • Cooking
  • Sewing, knitting
  • Den building
  • Treasure maps
  • Make a scrapbook
  • Make a miniature world