Get active: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTx1kREwlh0
“Gonna build a house, gonna build a house. With a chimney tall, with a chimney tall. Gonna build a roof, gonna build a roof and a garden wall, and a garden wall. And a big front door you can open wide, two small windows you can peak inside. Gonna build a house, gonna build a house. We’re gonna build a houuu-uusee”
Take a Challenge:
Talk about the different types of homes. Look at some of the pictures on …
Can you together remember the names of any of the homes?
If you wrote some words or a sentence yesterday – Try reading it together
Have some fun and describe a type of home and encourage your child to say its name
For example; It has lots of floors and it can be very tall, different people live downstairs or upstairs and it can have a lift and stairs – “Flats”
Have a try at comparing different types of homes to your own home
For example, you could choose a block of flats and compare it to a bungalow
Talk about: What is different? What is the same?
Think about the size, and shape of windows, how many floors does it have?
Have you ever seen this type of home before? Where?
Encourage your child to use sentences as you participate in conversation
How many differences and similarities can you come up with?
Together you could try writing a list of the differences…
Draw or create a picture of a home of your choice – it could be anything – a caravan / house / bungalow or flat – anything you choose
Using any pencils / felt pens or anything suitable you have at home draw a picture of a home – You could paint /colour or draw patterns on your home – Choose your own style…
Encourage your child to:
Talk about what they are going to add to the house
What colour the house/door/windows will be?
How many windows will it have? What shape will they be?
What other shapes have you drawn/created?
Does your house have trees, flowers, a garage, a chimney?
How many floors does it have? Is it a bungalow, cottage, flat, house, caravan?
Also encourage your child to tell other members of the family about what they have done today…!