Kids aged 5-7 are notoriously inquisitive beings and so learning can continue effortlessly outside of the classroom. You can use everyday objects to build on the skills they’re already learning at school, such as reading signs as you walk down the road or counting the number of bikes you see on the way to school. Find opportunities to practise new skills together, whether it’s tweaking a favourite game to include handling money or telling the time, or involving your child in writing lists. If your child is interested in a hobby then look for opportunities to learn within that, such as counting out ingredients and reading the recipe aloud while baking.
Why not share ideas for new games with friends and family and incorporate social learning games into play days to encourage group learning and associate fun with their new skills. The more fun the kids have the less they’ll see learning as a chore. Give plenty of encouragement and build confidence by focusing on areas they are good at as well as those they struggle with, and most importantly have fun learning together!
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