How to Help your Infant Child
How To Help Your Child Before Starting Nursery
- Talk with them about coming to nursery.
- Make an appointment to visit before starting nursery.
- Encourage them to concentrate on activities for more than just a few moments.
- Read to your child as often as possible- any time, any place, anywhere-in bed, in the car, in the bath.
- Talk to them about the stories and pictures and play ‘Guess what’s going to happen next’.
- Give them plenty of opportunities to use pencils and crayons.
- Help them to count and use numbers in everyday situations, for example when out shopping.
- Introduce your child to as many new words as possible
- Encourage your child to do more things for themselves - going to the toilet, washing hands, recognising their own coat, putting away their toys.
But don’t worry if your child can’t talk to the nursery staff.
How to help your child to help them get a good start in Reception Class
- Talk with them about coming all day to school.
- If they have lunch in the dinner hall they will need to use a knife and fork.
- Encourage your child to put on his own shoes, coat and sports cloths. Please ensure clothing is labelled.
- Help them to use numbers in everyday situations, for example when out shopping. Encourage them to recognise and write numbers.
- Give them plenty of opportunities to use pencils and pens. Encourage them to write their names on cards, pictures or even in the sand when on the beach.
If you have any questions about your child’s report or their move to Reception Class please ask nursery staff.
Helping Your Child During The School Holidays
Holidays with small children can be fun, but they can be a problem too. You want a bit of peace and quiet. They want to be active. Days out cost the earth. Theme parks can be a recipe for getting hot and cross.
…………..so here are some holiday survival ideas.
Draw a picture of 6 things your child can find-a flower, pebble, twig, different shaped leaves, a snail shell of feather, a shoe or sock, a lolly stick, a sweet paper. Make it as hard as you think will suit your child.
You can also visit the Pupilzone and use our online resources.