J is loving learning his letters and in recent weeks he is increasingly asking us to make dotted letters and numbers for him to write so I thought he was ready for some salt writing. There are different substances from around the house you could use to help your child learn to write – sand, flour, cocoa powder, sugar, but this time I decided to try some salt. I decided that I would theme the writing tray to attract J’s interest so that he wanted to participate in the activity and that is how the Halloween salt writing came about.
J loves learning his letter sounds at the moment! He learnt the letter names from the ABC song that we have on a nursery rhyme CD playing in the car, but this isn’t very useful when it comes to reading, so I am pleased that he is now learning his letter sounds too. We ensure that learning is very child led, but since J can’t get enough of the letter sounds we are finding games and activities to help him.
It is that time of year again. School place applications for September 2019 opened on 1st September 2018.
This year it is your turn to choose a school for your child, but you haven’t walked into a school since you left as a teenager so how do you pick? With Ofsted reports, league tables and friends with older children throwing different bits of advice your way it may seem rather overwhelming. Where should you start?