Here are some simple life skills for you to try with your children at home.
Does your child know their address or a family members telephone number in case of an emergency?
Can your child help to get dinner ready? Collect food from cupboards/ fridge? Can you help them to prepare food? Simple chopping or peeling of food.
Can your child help you to make a simple sandwich?
Encourage your child to brush their own hair, show them how to hold and use a brush correctly.
Can your child help with some baking? Go over to our 'Baking ideas' page and follow our simple recipes!
Encourage your child to help clear away their plate and wash up after each meal.
Here's a simple method to help teach your child how to tie shoe laces.
- Fold each end of the lace into a single "bunny ear." You can hold the "ears" in place between your thumb and pointer finger on each hand.
- Cross the bunny ears so that they form an "X" in the air.
- Loop the bottom bunny ear over and through the top bunny ear. This will create a second knot.
- Pull the bunny ears out to the side away from the shoe. This will create a square knot that will not easily come undone and will hold the shoe in place.
Do not worry if they are not picking it up and teaching them is getting frustrating for both of you, leave it and try again at another time.
We've not been at school for just over a week now, Mrs Brookes, Miss Dodson and Mrs Guest would love to hear about what your child has been up to! Can you help your child to type us an email and let us know what they've been doing? Can they include a picture? We would love to hear from them!
Mrs Brookes email address: email@example.com
Miss Dodson email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Guest email address: Teresa.email@example.com
Encourage your child to put their toys away when they have finished playing with them.