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Learning in everyday life – top tips for parents of 8-9 year olds

7 May, 2020

Learning in everyday life – top tips for parents of 8-9 year olds

Here are some more ideas from http://helpmykidlearn.ie/ this time for parents and guardians of 8-9 year olds. Children learn in so many ways in everyday life. There are lots of learning activities available too, http://www.helpmykidlearn.ie/activities/8-9 for talking, playing, reading, writing and counting.

Top Tips

  1. Listen to your child. Encourage them to tell you about things that interest them. Help your child to make decisions by discussing their ideas.
  2. Discuss with your child how reliable information is and whether the television, newspaper or website is trying to sell you something.
  3. Involve your child in everyday literacy and maths – making a list and check prices for shopping. When you are doing DIY in your house – seeing if there is enough space for a piece of furniture to fit.
  4. Encourage your child to enjoy reading by having a variety of books around your home – storybooks, poetry, factual books and books about topics they enjoy like animals, music and football.
  5. Listen to your child reading in short regular sessions. Encourage your child to read with expression. This will help them read more fluently.
  6. Encourage your child to write in their daily lives – birthday cards, telephone messages and keeping a diary.
  7. Play word games – ‘Stop the bus’ and ‘I spy’ with a letter – board games – Cluedo and Junior Scrabble and card games – Old Maid, Rummy with your child.

 

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