On Monday 8th April, the Department for Education launched the Chat, Play, Read Home Learning Environment campaign, which looks to support and encourage parents to communicate, read and play with their children before school age. We feel this is a fantastic campaign as we know the successful families are those who make reading and play a part of their every day before their children reach school age!
Children and Families Minister, Nadhim Zahawi, states:
We want to create a generation of confident learners – and parents are a child’s first and best teacher, helping to get them talking and communicating before they reach the classroom. You don’t need expensive books or toys to help children develop literacy skills. It can be as simple as reading a library book together or making up your own stories – little interactions can have a huge impact.
What does this mean for your family? Watch the clip below and see how using things around you in your home to support your child’s understanding of the world could be the key to your child’s time in the Early Years at St Agnes’!