"Play is the highest form of research" Albert Einstein
In nursery the majority of our learning is through practical experiences and play. Through play your child is developing their cognitive, socio-emotional and physical skills. They are also developing their curiosity, problem-solving, verbal and non-verbal skills. In other words, through play they are developing their skills for life.
So, during this difficult time, the best thing you can do for your child is allow them to play and explore- indoors and outdoors.
I have provided some ideas and activities that you can do to enhance your child's play, if you wish to. The 'Spring home learning' is an overview of the Early Years learning that we would be focussing on in nursery this term. On reading this you will find that many of the activities that your child does as home is all appropriate to their stage of learning.
You will find a plan of activities at the bottom of the page to give you some ideas for what to do at home with your child, if you wish to. All the activities are adapted so that they can be completed using resources that you can readily find around your home or in the local environment. There is also a schedule you can follow, if you want to maintain a structure to your child's day.
There are also some wonderful websites and videos on YouTube you can use. Please find a link to some below, this is not exhaustive:
Phonics alphabet song (KidsTV123)
Counting nursery songs (Super simple songs)
Dance songs (Pinkfong)
Elibrary of books (Oxford Owls)
We especially like the ones below in nursery:
The nursery staff will of course keep in touch with you through emails or telephone calls. We would also love to hear all from you and your child. You can send in photos or videos via Flipgrid, Evidence me or by emailing them.
Please also don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns. We can also provide a home learning pack with worksheets that link in with the learning. If you would like one please email me and we can arrange that for you.
We wish you all a very happy Easter. Take care and stay safe.
The nursery team