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Category: Early Literacy


Think writing is as simple as placing a pencil in your child’s hand? Think again! Development of fine motor skills are absolutely crucial in order to build up the hand strength and pincer grip needed to be able to hold Read more…


Learning the alphabet is so much more than reciting the alphabet song. It is of course, super cute to hear your toddler recite the song (Z loves it), but memorising the song and knowing what the words mean, is two entirely different topics. So how to tackle this essential skill? Well, we tend to weave it in to our everyday – on this occasion via art. Read on to find out how….


Oh hi there! Me again sharing yet another pumpkin related activity. I just can’t seem to stop buying the decorative pumpkins from the florists here in Vienna but rest assured, they are being put to excellent use for dramatic play and activities. Our latest being this uppercase / lowercase match.


A letter reveal can be a really fun way of helping little learners with recognition. Whether it be name recognition, phonics or an uppercase / lowercase match, this activity can be applied in a whole host of different ways. Read on to find out how…


We seem to do a lot of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ activities around here. This is largely because familiar stories can help make activities more engaging. Bear Hunt is a very familiar story for us – we often Read more…


If you are short on time, or don’t want the fuss of a big set-up, this pre-writing activity is for you! It literally takes seconds to prep and clean-up.


This ‘A for Apple’ activity is great as a way to distinguish capital letters from lowercase. We are currently working through our phonics sounds, roughly using the UK Government’s Letters and Sounds programme. I used this simple sound stamp as Read more…


Did you know that there are 9 pre-writing shapes that your child should master before they attempt to write letters? It’s all too tempted to run before walking, but it’s essential that these skills are mastered first. I did a Read more…