Early Years – Helping your child at home
Evidence suggests that parental involvement in early learning has a greater impact on children’s wellbeing and achievement than anything else.
Click on the picture below for some more information about the importance of parental involvement in their child’s early education.
What to expect in the Early Years
What will your child be learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage?
How can you help your child?
Click on the picture below to download our free booklet: ‘What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage: a guide for parents
Helping your child to communicate
- Communication is a key part of children’s early learning
- Knowing more words at age 5 is strongly associated with doing better all the way through schooling. Children with good communication at 5 are much more likely to get good GCSE grades aged 16
- It’s important to spend time chatting, playing and reading with your child. This helps them to develop their communication.
- Here is a list of the first 100 words a child should know.
- Using the ShREC approach helps us to supporting children’s communication.
First 100 words
This is a list of some of the first words commonly learnt by young children that we use in Gems and nursery. Your child will need to hear these words lots and lots of times before they will attempt to say them. You can help to encourage your child to use them by telling them what things are around the house, modelling the words. Ask them to find you things to help develop their understanding of the word e.g. ‘get me the ball’.
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50 Things To Do Before You’re Five
The 50 Things project is about getting parents involved in a range of activities with their children. These have been carefully developed by education experts and early years practitioners.
50 Things To Do Before You’re Five gives you 50 activities that parents and carers can support their children to try out and repeat.
50 Things is a great way to support and develop young children’s oracy skills and confidence, so that they enter primary school much more ready to learn.
Tick-off 50 fantastic things for you and your child to experience together.