Supporting learning at home

Play ideas

Babies, toddlers and young children learn through play. You are your child’s first and most important teacher and you help your child's brain grow through play and early learning.

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Talking, reading, drawing, counting

Did you know that learning to read, write and do maths starts at birth? Many of the everyday activities you do with your baby or young child helps make connections in their brain and gets them ready for literacy and numeracy. There are many different ways you can help your child develop a love for reading, writing and mathematics in their early years - talking, reading, playing, singing, counting games. The golden rule is – keep it fun for everyone.

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Gifted and talented very young children

Every parent thinks their child is special, and they're right. From an education perspective, children who are gifted or talented have exceptional ability in one or more areas. This may be obvious now, or may emerge as your child gets a bit older.

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