Here are some fun ideas to encourage good reading habits, explore letters and sounds, building up muscles.
Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton (Harper Collins Publishers 2008) read by Mrs Wood.
Is your little one a little nervous about starting preschool or school? Listen to the story of Splat’s first day at school read by pre-school’s Mrs Wood.
Make your own play dough
Print out an easy to follow recipe and encourage your child to follow it making the dough themselves. This develops your child’s understanding that print carries meaning, if you point to the pictures and words they will soon recognise what each one means.
The recipe we use in preschool:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 cups water
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
food colouring optional (add to water)
scent such as essence optional (add to water)
glitter optional (add anytime)
*Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix together using wooden spoon.
*Microwave for 5 minutes on full power.
*leave to cool for a while then knead removing any hard or crispy edges.