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Have a go at these Halloween-themed arts and craft items which might be fun for your child with just a little help from you.
Sometimes people light bonfires at Halloween - talk about that with your little one. Make a picture of a bonfire together using torn coloured paper and glue - instructions here from Activity Village.
Make a couple of friendly ghosts with cotton wool balls, and hang them up to decorate your home - instructions here from Thriving Home.
Or if you have a printer, click on the yellow activity link below to print out some of these Halloween colour-in pages from Woo! Jr.. Help your child to make marks with big crayons or markers that are easy for them to hold.
One of the ways children learn is through play. A child who is playing is refining learning skills that continue to develop during childhood and beyond. "Pretend play" is important for developing your child's language skills. Children make up their own games, but playing games with others helps their concentration and social skills. Play can also help to show what children know and understand.
Spending time playing with your child is a great way of helping them learn. Games like "Simon says" and "One, two, three red lights" are great fun. There are lots of activities you can do like playing card games or board games when you can have a quiet time together. Your child can learn the rules by watching a dry run first. Then you can play for real. An important thing to learn is that you don't always win. It can be good for young children to win, to give them confidence but learning to lose is important too. There will be many times in life when you don't win and learning to cope with that is a good life skill you can teach your child too.
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