6 Things You Can do at Home to Help Support Your Child’s Progress at SchoolApril 19, 2018
AT Tumble Tots Pre School, we have over 20 years experience in childcare and early years education and have taken the time to compile some tips to share with you so that you can stimulate your baby and ensure they have a great start in life.
- Give generous amounts of attention and emotional care from birth
- Sing nursery rhymes to your baby
- Always speak to your baby
- Make available a variety of age appropriate toys and resources which will help stimulate your child’s senses and encourage curiosity and a natural desire to explore
- Share story books
- Point out things in the environment and attract your baby’s attention
- Speak accurate language to and around your child
- Progress your baby from cereal foods to semi solids and onto home meals at the right time to encourage chewing which helps speech development
- As language construction develops, gently correct wrong speech to help your child learn right speech
- Refer to objects in the environment by its proper name
- Give little instructions for him or her to carry out
- Give opportunities to develop fine motor skills and hand eye coordination skills through targeted activities such as threading, puzzles, colouring, pouring, spooning, sponging.
- Keep offering challenging and stimulating experiences for your child so progress is ongoing
- Ensure the role models around young children set good examples for children to emulate
Once your child is actively mobile;
- Don’t confine or restrict your baby but facilitate the development of gross motor skills by encouraging them to toddle around freely and later, give opportunities to climb, ride, throw, kick etc
Do you have any questions or have something bothering you about your child’s development, feel free to talk to us. You can contact us directly.