What's On this Week!
Here you will find video's for Craft Activities, Chatterbox and Bedtime stories for you to enjoy with your little ones.
Creative activities are important to a child's intellectual and cognitive development. Creative activities help your child to develop many thinking skills. These skills include- problem-solving, developing their imagination, concentration and critical thinking. It also promotes social and emotional development by integrating feelings with tasks.
What's in the box - Chatterbox
Our weekly chatterbox video's include a What's in the box. This is a popular activity that we use within our chatterbox sessions. It's aim is to encourage children to focus and engage verbally. Each weekly video also includes a breakdown of one of the top tips for talking.
Stories help to develop a child's imagination by introducing new ideas into their world. It encourages children to realise that they can, and should, imagine anything they want. Reading stories to children can expand and enrich their world.
Stories introduce wonderful ideas, places, and creatures that children may not have encountered before. Stories promote curiosity, imagination and communication.
Through stories children are able to learn more about life, the world, and themselves.
Reading stories together tips...
Choose, Share, Let, Make, Ask, sing!
Choose books with lots of pictures that you can talk about
Share stories anywhere: in the garden, on the bus or in the park
Let grandparents and older siblings join in.
Make each character talk differently, for example; give Daddy Pig a deep voice
Ask your child what might happen next in the story - "What will the Hungry Caterpillar do now?"
Share favourite books over and over again.
Make story time special
Sing songs and nursery rhymes together