- Go for a walk and talk about letters, words and numbers on street signs and storefronts
- When shopping for food, compare sizes, colours and smells of fruits and vegetables
- When you are out and about, listen to the sounds you can hear, including traffic noises, sirens, music, dogs barking, birds singing and aeroplanes overhead. Talk about what you hear. Try to copy the sounds – can you make the same noise?
How to make and use a picture card key ring
Picture card key rings are a great way of playing with your child. Try making a key ring of pictures you might see when you’re out and about.
What you need
- Pencil and paper for your shopping list
- Pictures of fruit and vegetables
- Child-safe scissors
- Hole punch
- String or ribbon for threading through the pictures
What you do
Find a recipe and make a shopping list together by cutting out pictures of ingredients from leaflets and magazines.
Make a key ring by punching a hole in one corner of each picture and tying them together with string.
Let your child use the key ring when you go shopping. It will help them find the food by using the pictures. Talk together about what you see and count together how many you need.
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