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Maps are just a bird’s eye view of the ground. Help your child to make a simple map and use it to organise an Easter egg hunt.
- Make a map of your sitting room, or your garden, or somewhere else you know well. Pretend you are able to see it from above, as if you were a bird, and label everything – sofa, apple tree, television.
- Make photocopies of the map.
- Take it in turns to mark an X on the map where you have hidden a small Easter egg.
- Take it in turns to search for the Easter eggs.
Learning to make or read simple maps is a great skill for your child to develop. If you would like to find out more about maps watch this video together.
Writing is like a muscle – the more your child practises it the stronger their writing ability will become. Your child is also more likely to write about things they like or are interested in – writing is a way to express yourself and using writing in this way can be more meaningful to a child. Word searches and crosswords can help with pattern recognition and spelling, and help build vocabulary and spelling.
Give your child lots of opportunities to write - notes, birthday cards, emails or text messages. Encourage your child to make and write their own books about something they are interested in, for example, cars, dinosaurs, fairies or dogs. They can draw or stick in their own pictures.
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