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Chat, Play, Read

Chat

Every chat you have with your child helps them develop their social skills. Children’s brains are like little sponges, soaking up everything around them. Kids love it when you chat, play and read with them. And it sets them up nicely for school. Find more about chatting withy our baby or toddler here.

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Play

Playing isn’t just fun: it’s also the best way for young children to learn. By playing, children can practise all the skills they’ll need as they grow up and parents and carers are a baby’s favourite playmate. You don’t need expensive toys - just a few minutes at a time to have fun together.

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Read

Reading can make us laugh, cry, stir-up emotions to make us think differently or help us to walk in someone else’s shoes. Being able to read can help our children unlock the magic of books and develop a lifelong love of reading. Nurturing reading skills is important to set the foundations for a child's early language, thinking and writing ability.

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Mark Making

Mark Making

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Messy Play

Babies and toddlers have a natural curiosity to discover using all of their senses and messy play provides an opportunity for them to enjoy exploring objects and materials such as sand, water, paint, playdough and gloop.

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Nursery Rhymes

Nursery Rhymes

Singing a nursery rhyme is a great way to bond with your little one, at the same time as teaching them new words.

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Out and about

Letters and Numbers

Encourage your child to look for letters and numbers in your house and out and about. You'll be surprised how many there are. Clocks, TV remotes, phones, kitchen scales, on buses and so many more places.

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Sensory Play

Bubbles

Blowing bubbles can help to develop motor skills, visual skills and oral language.Blowing long streams of bubbles strengthen a child's core muscles and promote eye contact.

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Ice play for babies

One of the best thing about activities with ice, is that they address all 5 senses. If a child has a sensory processing need or not, sensory play is a vital part of a child's development. Ice makes an amazing sensory play material and it is practically free.  

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Playdough

This super-easy playdough recipe is the perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon inside. It's quick enough to hold a young child's attention and you only need a few store cupboard ingredients.

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Sensory Play

Babies and toddlers are constantly developing and a big part of how they learn is through their senses. Itis great to give them opportunities to explore through stimulating, sensory play.

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