Some ideas for home for our early learners
During this time of uncertainty, where we are spending more of our time at home, the team has compiled a list of experiences and ideas for our early learners and families to do to keep the connection between the service and home.
They consist of our favourite songs, books, experiments and experiences that you could do with your child.
We’d love any feedback, photos or stories of your child involved in any of these with you.
0-2 year ideas:
Children’s favourite songs that can be located on Spotify or Apple music:
Hop little bunnies
Playschool singing: twinkle twinkle; baa baa black sheep; row row your boat; galump went the ---little green frog; hey diddle diddle; incy wincy spider.
Open shut them
Ring a rosie
The Wiggles singing: the wheels on the bus; heads shoulders knees and toes; hot potato
Jingle Jam singing: action song; clap stamp shake; freeze
Children’s favourite stories:
five little ducks
the wheels on the bus
where is the green sheep
I love animals.These stories can also be accessed on Youtube.
Other finger plays and rhymes we do:
This little piggy went to market: on fingers and toes
Round and round the garden: played on a child’s hand
Where is thumbkin
Here is the beehive, where are the bee?
Ram sam sam
2-3 year ideas:
Collage: Self portraits
Playdough: the ingredients on how to make it are on the side of the cream of tartar
Games: sleeping bunnies and Mr Clown
Sensory Painting: wiped cream or shaving cream
Volcanoes: using bicarbonate soda and vinegar
Sensory bag: colour mixing
Mosaics: collecting items from Bunnings
3-5 year ideas:
Draw/Make puppets of your favourite story and act the out. Some of our favourites include: Three little pigs; The Gruffalo; Rainbow Fish.
Bake a cake or include your child in cooking dinner
Write a letter to a family member or friend
Do a puzzle
Build a fort using couch cushions and sheets
Spend time in the garden and pull out some weeds
Make playdough (the recipe is on the back of the Cream of Tartar- an ingredient used to make playdough)
Sit or lie in a dark room and listen to a meditation
Take part in yoga on Youtube- pokemon is one of our favourites.
Dance to the Dolphins spotify playlist
Research on Pinterest. There are free resources on Twinkle and Scholastic. Type key words in such as “stem”, “engineering” and “science” for kids.