This is on a signpost as you come in to North Devon. What a great title to have. This term we want to find out more about our world class natural environment, and how to look after it.
To support this topic it would be fabulous if you could go out on adventures in our stunning area. Please add to tapestry, and if we have enough response we can make a booklet of things to do in our outstanding area of natural beauty.
As always, keep reading those classic books, we will be looking at 'The Hungry Caterpillar', 'The Tiger who came to tea', 'Oi get off our Train' and 'Commotion in the Ocean', amongst others.
In terms of transition to school, encouraging independence is the key. Support your child to dress themselves, use the toilet and wash their hands. Small chores are really good for developing children’s sense of self and confidence, especially if those jobs are made fun and you sneak in a bit of counting and conversation!
Finally as part of PSED, begin to talk about emotions. Show your child how to label what they, or you, are feeling. “I can see you are feeling worried, what could we do to help you feel less worried.” Or maybe “I felt cross when you spilt your cereal on the floor, but if we tidy it together, I’m sure I will feel better.” The way we behave is related to how we feel, but even as adults we can’t always make the connection between how we feel, and our behaviour. The more we do this with our young children, the calmer and more self assured they will become.