How’s your crisis schooling going? For those of us who had children of school age during lockdown 1, this new lockdown seems a little like déjà vu, although the weather is considerably colder than it was back then and the temptation to stay in is so great.
For those of you whose children only started Reception in September this may feel overwhelming. You are probably being bombarded with logins for countless pieces of educational software, hours of schoolwork is being supplied from school and you just don’t know where to start.
I would imagine that your little ones are feeling the struggle too. Just remember, regardless of the age of your child, at the end of this period of staying at home they WILL NOT be behind. If schoolwork is tricky, then just play! All of your playing activities will have a benefit. Counting the trees on a walk, spotting the different trees in the park, PE with Joe, Dr Chris and Dr Xand (my personal favourites).
And now to my personal favourite, baking! Cooking with your children is not just cooking.
It is communication.
It is counting and measuring.
It is following instructions.
It is sharing equipment.
It is teamwork.
It is messy, but it’s also a way of making great memories.
Food is there to be played with, unless you’re sitting at the table for a meal!
So next week on my Facebook group I will be sharing some caterpillar themed fun. To start us off, I have put together a little pdf for you containing a few activities. I hope you enjoy it.