Speech and language underpins everything we do and allows us to build relationships and convey feelings. Adults play a critical role in supporting the development of these skills in children by creating language rich, stimulating environments.
This week, we have launched a very exciting competition in collaboration with Lonely Planet Kids! Perfect for young explorers, the competition challenges children to design and name their very own bug.
The winner’s creation will be published on the Lonely Planet Kids blog. They will also receive a selection of Lonely Planet Kids books and a GeoSafari® Jr. Explorers Bundle worth over £100 including:
This summer we’re on a mission to keep children’s brains engaged, helping them to develop key skills in important learning areas. This week we’re focusing on phonics! We’ve teamed up with Kerri Hibberd, a Teacher and Phonics Coordinator with 11 years experience, to find out more about phonics and how to support this area of learning at home.
Name: Emma from Me and B Make Tea
Age of child: 3
Product Testing: GeoSafari® Jr. Science Utility Vehicle Magnifier
Emma is a mum of one very inquisitive boy. He is very nearly 4 and loves all things science. She blogs over at Me and B Make Tea and loves trying anything science related! Her blog started out as a way to document healthy eating but it quickly grew to cover all things parenting and life.
The six week holiday is a welcome break for children and a great opportunity to inspire different learning experiences! Help to keep their brains engaged and bodies active over the holidays with our list of ten easy activities.
1) Bring reading to life
Half an hour of reading each day will help support children’s progress and keep their enjoyment of reading high. Help to bring books to life by asking open-ended questions about the characters and storyline at the end of each chapter. Play by the Book is a great family game to help with this and gets children drawing, singing and rapping about their favourite stories!
Time flies when you’re having fun! Time Trackers are a perfect way to keep kids on time and manage tasks using colourful lights and audio cues. Whether you’re a teacher, parent or activity leader there’s a Time Tracker for you! Read our list of ways to use a Time Tracker at home or in the classroom for fun tips and ideas.
Creating a classroom that students look forward to entering requires fun, interactivity and organisation! We’ve put together 15 ideas to help you incorporate these into your classroom including everything from organisation tips, classroom management tools and fun teaching resources.
1) Visual Schedules
This month we’ve been getting wild about learning and have gone on a nature scavenger hunt in our local area. We took photos of everything we collected using our Zoomy™ 2.0 Handheld Digital Microscope which has made them appear up to 54 times bigger! Can you identify all ten items in the photographs below?