When your child starts school it is a really exciting time for them. They learn so much in such a short space of time and you will notice so many advancements in their development. From having a responsibility for what they do, being self-sufficient at lunch, and playing independently. But the big thing that happens in reception class is that your child really comes along with their reading. Reading is such an important part of the early year’s foundation stage, and it is important to support your child as much as possible. So what can
AD | Collaborative post The summer holidays always go far too quickly and by the time we know it, we’re preparing for our children to start a new year at school. We don’t like to go the whole summer without doing anything educational though and this year we’ve been helping Erin to prepare for Year 2 with Books2Door.
AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) It feels like we wait so long for the summer holidays to come around and then they are over before we know it. It’s now time to start thinking about getting prepared for the return to school in September. In not so many weeks we’ll be packing those school bags again so today I’m sharing some back to school essentials!
Reading is often something that many young children struggle with. You might find that when they start school it seems they are thrown in at the deep end, but there are things that you can do at home with your child to help them with their reading. It is important to make time to help them with this, the more you can do with your child, the more confident they will become. However, it isn’t necessarily about long periods of time, but more about how you help and what you do when you are trying
Spellings are something that your child may start coming home with when they hit a certain age in primary school. All schools are different and while some might send them home with a set of spellings each week to learn, other schools might integrate spelling practice within the lessons. No matter what happens, it is a good skill and habit to get into to help your child learn how to spell. Not only by remembering words but also by using the phonics sounds and recognising different spelling rules. There is no denying it, the English
Last week Erin broke up from school for the summer, having just finished her reception year. She has had an amazing year and really thrived in a school environment. We have really tried to help Erin at home as well and this is something we wanted to carry on over the summer, while she’s preparing to move up to year 1.
Although it’s only July the new school year will be upon us sooner than you think and the summer holidays can go really fast. If you have a child who will be going into Reception in September then now is the time to start thinking about how you can help prepare them.
I remember being really excited to start weaning with Erin when she was a baby. I tried to make sure that Erin tried all different kinds of tastes and flavours, especially the foods that I don’t like myself. As a fussy adult eater I wanted Erin to be more adventurous with food and to not have the issues that I do. However, I think it was when Erin was around 1 she had a really bad case of tonsillitis and after that she pretty much refused most hot foods and we struggled so much to