Living / 15 April, 2019 / Nanny Anita
During the holidays I try to do a little bit of maths and English with my charges, just to help keep everything fresh in their memories. At the moment we have been working our way through a couple of workbooks, that both of them really enjoy, we normally do one or two pages per day (depending on how hard they have found it). As sitting down to do homework can be slightly repetitive, I decided to do something slightly different with our letters and sounds, something that would get them up on their feet and moving around.
In the playroom I set up a masking tape maze on the carpet, and at each junction I wrote a different letter, blended sound or sight word. To make it even more enticing I added some sweets to each thing I wrote.
The rules of the game were very simple:
Both of them were interested in what I was making and keen to have a go, and of course it got them moving and thinking and out from behind the table. It is also one of the few activities we have done that incorporates gross motor skills with English. We even left the tape on the floor so that we could try again tomorrow, but maybe with healthier treats.
This activity may help development of: