Many little things light up hungry little minds. Children take everything in, and even the smallest things you do with them can make a big difference.
The Hungry Little Minds campaign is a Government initiative that provides lots of simple tips and activities that you can slot into your routine and that children love. Such as:
• Play ‘I spy’ on the bus with them and you can see their imaginations light up.
• Talk to your child about what has happened so far in the day – for example, “We went to the shops this morning, didn’t we? We bought some apples.” And talk about what is going to happen next – “After lunch we’ll do the washing up”.
• Look at picture books together. With each new page, give your child time to point out things to you and talk about what they can see.
They love it when you chat, play and read with them, even when they’re too young to understand everything. Whatever the time and wherever you are, you can turn almost anything into a game, and every little thing you do together will help set them up nicely for the day they start school.
Search Hungry Little Minds at https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk