We’re talking about literacy this week as part of getting ready for K through play series to help with preparing for school – whether this is the ABC’s, Phonics, Books or reading. In the UK there is no requirement that children will know their ABC’s before they enter school and much of the first year will be spent reviewing the basic phonemes and introducing blended sounds as well as teaching children to read through this knowledge.
However a knowledge of letters is always good and teaching them how they look and are formed is part of that, getting moving
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Story Book Summer continues this week on the Bug theme – check out our book activity on Monday which spammed both our story book summer and our post for this months Virtual Book Club for Kids with Mad about Minibeasts play dough. Today I am really happy to welcome Kim from Life Over C’s to share some bug activities on the Bugs are Insects.
I’m excited to be with you today on Rainy Day Mum! Much thanks for the invitation!
We have a slight obsession with bugs at our house. I don’t have an obsession with them being in
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Over the last few weeks we have been helping you prepare your child for school come the autumn through play as part of the Get ready for K through play series that we are co-hosting for the second year. This weeks theme is Maths and we’ve got a quick and easy fun game to work on number recognition as well as any other concepts that you may wish to work on with your preschooler before they start school.
Although a lot of time in the first year of school will be spent on number work as well as other
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It’s the end of the first week of Story Book Summer here on Rainy Day Mum and the last of our book based activities on the theme of Under The Sea. Today I’m welcoming Viviana from Totschooling who is going to share an activity based on the book “I’m the biggest thing in the ocean” a fantastic book for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
Hi! I’m Viviana, a mom to two little girls – a toddler and a preschooler. I have a background in graphic design, so I create a lot of educational printable activities for my kids, and also share them
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Summer to me opens up the world of science exploration for kids especially around the natural world and I’m always on the look out for tools and equipment which will allow us to investigate further. Learning Resources/Educational Insights have released a new brand of science equipment – Nancy B’s Science Club – perfect for use at home especially in the summer and what’s more it’s working on one of the areas very close to my heart getting Girls interested in science – no not by focusing on “girly” science topics but instead changing the colours to be more appealing to
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Summer is a great time to bring out the books and have fun with literacy especially now schools are out. Here’s 10 fun ideas for some literacy fun this summer.
After a visit to an aquarium read The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and play this sight word game with your kids.
A fantastic activity for toddlers – create their own biography with you – this is such a wonderful idea and perfect to do over the summer with your kids from House of Burke.
Create some emotion story stones for some prompts to get your kids creating their
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One of my aim with my preschooler is to work on colour knowledge, both the recognition of colours as well as colour theory/science. After the success of my egg shell dyeing before Easter I decided to combine some colour science and some dyeing again but this time with some seashells.
Working on naming the primary colours as well as colour mixing we used the dyeing of the sea shells to investigate this at home with some simple science and crafty fun.
Materials needed for How to dye seashells
Food Colouring in Primary colours and black Water Shells Vinegar Tooth
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We’re currently bug mad as the warm sunshine has brought them out in force so this week as our featured Tuesday Tots posts I’m sharing 10 fabulous fun Bug Crafts, Activities and Learning fun for all ages.
First off a simple to make ladybug sun catcher which works on fine motor skills tearing paper at the same time as creating a pretty addition to your windows at home.
This simple art for even young children to do creating finger painted blot butterflies is messy and fun for kids of all ages to have a go at.
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Spielgaben Wooden Education Toys are brilliant for learning at home through play and we’ve been working on pattern play recently with T.
Sequencing and fine motor skills
Multiset 3 of the complete set conatins a set of rods as well as 3D shapes which have a central hole and are perfect for threading using these 2 parts we set up some pattern play to help with early maths skills.
Using 3 colours from the set I first got T to help me sort out the 3 elements that we would need – a rod, 2 spheres and 3
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