Here is a list of activities you can do at home with mum and dad or your brother and sister.
- Read aloud regularly so that he/ she can practise his/ her fluency and expression.
- Summarising a paragraph- After reading, ask your child to summarise a paragraph orally
- Main idea of each paragraph- After reading a paragraph, ask your child what it was mainly about
- Paraphrasing– Ask your child to read a sentence and then say it in another way
- Making connections– How is that the same as your experience? Does that remind you of another book, movie, TV show, etc.
- Read the newspaper together. What else do you know about this topic?
- Discuss current issues where your child has to form an opinion and justify his/ her ideas
- Encourage your child to spontaneously tell stories to younger siblings in order to help him/ her develop both oral language skills and sequenced narrative ideas.
- Play games, such as Scrabble, Boggle or Upwords to develop Spelling strategies
- Make a shopping list with your child before going shopping.
- Follow a street directory or app and discuss the direction.
- Estimate the weight and then use the scales to weigh fruit and vegetables.
- Give your child little problems to solve. For example, we are having eight people for a barbeque. How many sausages for each person? What will we do if they come in packets of eight?
- Play games such as Boggle, Rumm-yo and Yahtzee.