Activities for Home

Speech & Language Support – SureStart Ards

You can do so much at home to support your child and their development. There are some links below to give you some ideas to try. Speaking to your child and being involved in their play is one of the most important and influencial things you can do as a parent.

You can read more about it through this link. 

Being actively involved in their play, speaking to your child and using new vocabularly and modelling how to interact with others is really important. We all need ideas on a rainy day so take a look! Click on the pictures to follow the links. 

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Children's language development and parenting advice. Tiny Happy People is here to help you develop your child's language skills. Explore our simple activities and play ideas and find out about babies and toddlers' amazing early development. 

Nursery rhymes and songs are key for children's development. Through Tiny Happy People, there is a link here for things you can do at home to support your child! 


NSPCC launch “Look, Say, Sing, Play” campaign for parents

Whether it’s bathtime, bedtime or you’re washing up, playing with your child, using silly voices, or even singing can build their brain right from birth. It’s a great way to have fun while making your bond even stronger. The NSPCC have some fun ideas to try. 

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British Council also has lots of songs if you want to learn some new or recall old Nursery Rhymes! Songs are a great way to develop language and promote speech development. In Preschool, we sing lots of songs and aim for the children to learn and recall as many as possible before they leave us. 


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Reading at home is really important. We send home a favourite book each week for your child to have at home and enjoy for a few nights. Each book comes with discussion points and activities you can do to support learning and understanding about the story. You can never read a book too many times! We won't send home books in Preschool until the Summer Term, more information will come home about this closer to the time. In the meantime, here are some sites you can look at and explore to understand more about the importance of reading! 

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This resource comprises three short films and support materials to help parents, families and carers read books conversationally and creatively to children. Working with Macmillan Children’s Books, the films use a selection of their picture books and a poetry collection to support families with reading to different ages of children.

Reading aloud to children: 7 steps to making it magical

Ten Top Storytimes to Enjoy 

Supporting Readers at Home 

How to do interactive reading

Lovemybooks is for parents, carers, teachers, schools, and early years staff, created by literacy experts. Free and ad free with over 250 activity pages full of creative book-based ideas.

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Here you can find lots of lovely interactive books to read online or watch with signing.

Storyline Online

Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Viola Davis, Terry Crews, Connie Britton, John Lithgow, Jennifer Garner, Betty White and dozens more.

Oxford Owl for Home: help your child learn at home - Oxford Owl


Other websites to explore for things to enjoy at home; crafts and activities

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Science Experiments for Kids

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There's also ideas here... 50 things to do before you're 5! 


Screen Time can become something we rely on as parents to entertain our children. Some programmes and Apps are really good quality and do support children's development in so many ways. If you think your using it too much and want to know more about how to make the most of screen time, here's a useful site! 

Parent Club

Internet safety is paramount, you can read about how to manage the internet safely for your child through this website

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Stapeley Broad Lane
C of E Primary School

Broad Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7QL

Headteacher | Jen Holden