Useful links for new parents/carers
Developing Communication and Language Skills
Talk about school with your kids: questions to ask (Hands On As We Grow)
If your child doesn’t respond well to direct questions such as these, try talking to them about your own day; what you did, who you saw, what you ate – this might encourage your child to open up about similar aspects of their own day.
Developing Literacy Skills
Developing early reading and writing skills (on the archived Direct.gov site)
Hear how to say the pure letter sounds – it’s crucial to keep the sounds short and clipped, without adding too much ‘uh’. Scroll down to ‘Phonics audio guide: how to say the sounds’.
Developing reading comprehension (Let’s Explore)
Developing Numeracy Skills
Developing Maths and Number skills (on the archived Direct.gov site)
About threadworms (NHS)
About head lice (NHS)
The importance of sleep (BBC)