Home Learning – Going Out to Play & Learn

Your child already enjoys so much time outside when at Natural Nurture, but do you spend some time with your child outside too? For some benefits of being outside and ideas on things to do with your child outside please click on the link below. Learning Together – Going Out to Play and Learn Have fun and don’t forget to …

Home Learning – Children as Artists

Children love getting messy with paint, drawing with pens and sticking all sorts of things together. For some creative ideas to enjoy with your child at home please click on the link below. Learning Together – Children as Artists Enjoy!

Home Learning – Oral Blending & Segmenting

What is Blending? The separate sounds (phonemes) of the word are spoken aloud, in order, all through the word, and are then merged together into the whole word. This merging together is called blending. For example, the adult would say c-a-t = cat What is Segmenting? The whole word is spoken aloud, then broken up into its separate sounds (phonemes) …

Home Learning – Voice Sounds

1) Repeat your infant’s vocalisations. 2) Make fun noises or nonsense words. 3) Say words in different ways (fast, slowly, high, low, using a funny voice). 4) ‘Sing’ known songs using only sounds, for example, ‘la, la, la’, and ask your child to guess the song. 5) Vary your tempo and pitch when reading stories. 6) Make different voices for …

Activities w/c 28 November 2016

Dear Parents, Please find the activities for next week here… Activities w/c 28 November 2016 This week the activities are all Teletubbies related, you can extend the learning at home by referring to the Teletubbies Parent Guide Many thanks, Natural Nurture

How to make Salt Dough

With this easy Salt Dough Recipe you can make tons of really neat crafts like sculptures and ornaments, the sky’s the limit! The best part about salt dough is that it can go right in the oven to dry! 2. Gradually stir in water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency. 3. With your hands form a ball with …

Home Learning – Speech Sounds

It is really important that children are introduced to all types of sounds from birth – from sounds in the environment to different music styles, different voices and voice tones. This prepares them for listening out for letter sounds in words. As children grow older they begin to understand more about the sounds of our language and they are able …

Home Learning – Reading and Writing

Speaking and listening are the foundations for reading and writing. Children must have a good foundation in talking and listening before they can learn to read or write. Children learn a great deal from other people. As parents and carers you are your child’s first teachers. You have a powerful influence on your child’s early learning. From a very early …