These simple play-based activities are ideal for teachers to copy and give out to parents who want to know how to help their child improve his or her science language skills and have fun at the same time. Activities are linked directly to the school-based Language Development Circle Time sessions, but can also be used independently. There is a clear structure and progression of ideas, with supporting black-line drawings to acts as prompts and simple record - keeping system to support home/school communication.

part |58 pages

Ideas for Home

chapter 2|2 pages

Play the smelling game

chapter 2|2 pages

Play the feely game

chapter 3|2 pages

Play the looking game

chapter 4|2 pages

Play with magnets

chapter 5|1 pages

Play the feely game again

chapter 6|1 pages

Play the listening game

chapter 7|2 pages

Play the tasting game

chapter 8|2 pages

Talk about day and night

chapter 9|1 pages

Talk about dark and light

chapter 10|1 pages

Play another smelling game

chapter 11|2 pages

Play with light

chapter 12|1 pages

Play with light some more

chapter 13|1 pages

Talk about the word ‘hot’

chapter 15|2 pages

Making shadows

chapter 16|1 pages

Play the senses game

chapter 17|1 pages

Exploring living things

chapter 19|2 pages

Look at roots together

chapter 22|2 pages

Think about pets

chapter 23|2 pages

Think about birds

chapter 28|2 pages

More ‘reflection’ games

chapter 29|2 pages

Explore patterns

chapter 30|2 pages

Make more patterns

chapter 31|2 pages

Go on a pattern hunt

chapter 32|1 pages

Mixing colours

chapter 33|1 pages

Using predictions

chapter 34|1 pages

Using observations

chapter 35|1 pages

Another point of view

chapter 36|1 pages

Why something can't be done