Language and Play is a six week programme designed for you and your child to learn, make, sing and have fun together!
Being a parent is the most important job in your life and the most challenging. We believe you are your child's first and most important teacher. The Language and Play programme is designed to give you and your child a good time together and to help you think about what else you need to know. The programme is based around the following themes for you and your child to enjoy:
WEEK 1 - THE IMPORTANCE OF TALK
"By the age of five, 95% of children's spoken language has been acquired through talking,
playing and singing songs and rhymes."
During week one, you will have a warm welcome and an opportunity to look around the nursery and play with your child with the variety of activties on offer, learning about the importance of talk as you do so.
WEEK 2 - EVERYDAY ROUTINES
"If you establish a few familiar routines, babies and toddlers learn
what to expect amd feel more secure."
During week two, you will look at cooking activities, bedtime routines and bath time routines and find out about lots of things to do at these times.
WEEK 3 - OUT AND ABOUT
"From birth children are like sponges, soaking up words, skills and
experiences that may be useful in the future."
During week three, you will find out about activities you can do using the outdoors and whilst out and about, for example shopping!
WEEK 4 - SHARING BOOKS AND STORIES
"Children who have read lots of books and stories or been read to,
generally find reading easier when they go to school."
During week four, you will look at the importance of sharing stories and activities that make this even more fun!
WEEK 5 - ENJOYING RHYMES AND SONGS
Nursery rhymes are a part of childhood and pre-school education.
Nursery rhymes help to teach children awareness of language.
They teach musical awareness and they help their memory.
During week five, you will look at rhymes and songs and may even learn a few new ones!
WEEK 6 - MAKING MARKS 'THE BEGINNING OF WRITING'
Through their marks, children are communicating their ideas,
expressing their feelings and developing their imagination and creativity.
During week six, you will find out about the early stages of writing and the importance of making marks which is the beginning of writing. You will look at and do activities that will promote these skills.
The Language and Play programme will be coming soon so if you are interested in taking part,
please speak to a member of the nursery team.
"Talk with me, play with me,
sing with me, read with me,
then I'll know what it's all about."