I’m joining in the global A-Z blog party today with an alphabet dedicated to learning how to write. Here are twenty-six fun, creative, tried-and-tested ideas that you can use with your children to help them enjoy their first steps in learning how to write. There are ideas here for sensory alphabets, making spellings fun, encouraging creative storytelling and bringing writing into your everyday imaginary play.
Join us for some active play today, as we head off on a treasure hunt, using these free, adaptable, printables.
Set up a treasure hunt for kids [Read more…]
This simple Nativity printable helps you add reading, writing and storytelling to your Advent activities.
The Nativity printables for kids
Here’s an idea for an easy-to-make DIY board game. We’re using it as a spelling game, but you’ll also find ideas below on how you can adapt it for different literacy and maths activities.
DIY spelling board game
Grab one of these brilliant books about nature and take your reading outdoors to an amazing outdoor reading area!
Amazing outdoor book nooks and the top 50 children’s books about nature [Read more…]
I’m always looking for ways to make our learning fun, so here’s a printable you can use for alphabet games, especially focused on the often-mixed-up letters b, d and p. It’s something I’m working on with my daughter right now, and with the addition of our hungry monsters, the learning is coming along with lots of giggles too.
Alphabet game :: letter sorting [Read more…]
Fairy tales are such an important part of childhood, helping children explore emotions, and think about experiences in the big wide world from the safe and secure environment of home. Make a set of DIY fairy tale fridge magnets for some fun storytelling of your own.