As more people are self-isolating and schools and childcare settings across the world are closing, we thought we would contribute to easing the burden by providing another place you can direct parent’s /carers to for support.
We are part of a wonderful, international community of Early Years practitioners who have a wealth of knowledge and a HUGE bank of ideas and activities.
So, let’s gather together and share them!
As a starting point I am going to use my blog to share activities that can fairly easily be done at home. I’ll gather a collection of ideas each week and post them on the website – with links from social media.
If you would like to contribute please email me your activity ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
All you need to do is send me the information and a photograph and I will do the rest.
Here’s an example with good old playdough.
Here are some guidelines we thought would be useful:
Divide your idea/activity in to 3 sections
- Photo (attach it to your email as a jpeg)
- What you’ll need – full list of resources/ingredients
- What to do – step by step instructions (keep them simple)
Don’t forget to give your activity/idea a title!
You can also add any other info you think might be useful
Try to suggest indoor and outdoor activities for all ages of Early Years children using items most people would already have at home.
If everyone shared just one activity – what an amazing bank of resources and ideas that would be!
Looking forward to seeing what we can create!