The Foundation Years Trust - Working with 0-5s

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Being outdoors and exploring nature is a fantastic way to spark children's curiosity and imagination.
There are also so many opportunities to encourage children's communication so let the adventure begin!
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We all feel like this from time to time, self care is important.

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Have a go at growing something at home with the little ones. You could make a windowsill garden and plant some strawberries, cucumbers or tomato's.
Introducing children to 'growing their own' is a fantastic way encourage their sense of sustainability and looking after themselves and our beautiful world.
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Exercise doesn’t have to be boring….. get outside and throw a ball, dance with some scarves, skip with some ribbons but most of all… HAVE FUN!


Have you been the beach lately? Not only is it super fun but did you know a beach day can be great for children’s early literacy?

Making marks in the sand with their fingers, using hands to scoop it up, building sandcastles and having a splash in the sea is such a fantastic way to get those important muscles developing that children need to be able to write.

Choose toys, puzzles, puppets and found items that your little one is interested in and put them in a pillowcase, box or sack. Let your child pick out items and chat about them together. Ask and answer questions, listen to them and give time for them to respond. You could also use it as an opportunity to talk about past experiences and explore feelings, talk about likes and dislikes, or make up stories and play games.

Always supervise your child and explore the talking sack together.



Babies can do maths! They are doing it all the time, when they reach out for objects they are learning distance, when they explore treasure baskets they are learning weight, size and shapes.

Even a nappy changing they are learning about routines and sequencing!

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When asking children a question it’s hard not to jump in, if they don’t answer straight away. Give lots of eye contact, get down to their level and lean forward, as if expecting a response, as this will encourage your child to respond. 

It doesn’t matter if your child uses words, sounds or gestures they will be beginning to understand the art of turn taking in conversation.