Summer Time = Recycling Time
Hello mummies & daddies,
During the summer you need to set up a routine for your kid, from Monday to Friday, of no more than 20-25 minutes. During this time you can practise with the summer booklets (alternating between maths & language, and paying attention to the way your child is holding his pencil) and then do a bit of oral work, again practising reading and doing mental arithmetics (addition & subtraction, counting backwards and forwards, etc.).
As I have mentioned during the tutorial sessions, you also need to keep up with language exposition. Depending on whether your kid talks in Spanish or Catalan at home, you will need to insist on English plus Spanish or Catalan. To do this you can make your child watch the tv in diff,erent languages; look up episodes on Youtube or use one of the suggested apps or webpages.
On the left bar you'll see three links:
- "I know my phonics"
- "I can read" Level I
- "I can read" Level 2
The first one is for kids that are still struggling and need to do a bit of review. Most of the kids are reading by the end of P5, you can start with Level 1 and leave Level 2 for later.
ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAYS!!!
Suggested web subscriptions
Online learning for kids 3-7 years old with educational games, songs and read-along stories.
Even if you don't get a paid subscription, you can still access some of the features with a free basic account.
Free collection of interactive and fun educational games. Children learn with activities that are challenging, yet age appropriate.
This site also offers a paid subscription that gives you access to maths and reading activities as well as several songs.
This is a bit more difficult because sometimes apps work for iphone but not for Android, or the other way round, or they are only available for the UK, etc.
For the summer my two main recommendations are "PP Stories" for letters and reading and the full version of Quick Maths Jr. If you want to have something to expose them to the language BrainPop Jr has a movie of the week that can cover anything from maths to history of the USA., and the company Tinybop Explorers has several apps about different topics from The Human Body to Volcanoes and The Weather!
I also think it's a good idea to follow the advice of websites such as commonsensemedia.org to have a look at the different options. I'm including the link to their recommendations for 5 years old:
Finally, remember that Starfall has several apps.