Learning at home

Letters and sounds

Today’s activity is one that can be adapted in so many ways.

Window cleaning due soon – why not use the glass in a patio door as a whiteboard? (Check your markers are glass-safe first, of course)

Writing on an upright surface – e.g. an easel, the side of a bath, a shower screen – can be better for children who are still developing shoulder stability and fine motor control. I’m a fan of sticky-back blackboard rolls, which can be removed and replaced over and over, without damaging paint. The friction of chalk on a blackboard gives good feedback for learning letter shapes through muscle memory, too.

April letters and sounds

Are you spending more time baking right now? As well as offering brilliant real-life maths practice opportunities with counting and measuring, the kitchen provides so many ways to work on motor skills, too. Children will also enjoy forming leftover dough, pasty or batter into letters and numbers to bake and eat.

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