What to do with this activity?
Is your child a fan of Peppa Pig? If so, click on the links below for Peppa Pig themed activities that will help their writing and thinking skills.
See the RTE Junior website for some Peppa Pig colouring pages that you can trace or print for your child. If you have a printer, there are some Peppa Pig mazes that your child might enjoy. And check out the suggested activities on Peppa Pig's official site here.
Why am I doing this?
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.
How can I do more?
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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