Growing and Learning Together - Ideas for Families and Children

Each week the Early Years and Childcare Service is producing a weekly online resource, “Growing and Learning Together”, offering families simple, inspiring and fun ideas to carry out with their children, creating special family moments and maximising the opportunity to raise emotional well-being and learning together.

We hope you enjoy these and would love to see some photos so that we will be able to share the fun your family has been having with these ideas and to inspire other families. If you wish to share some photos please email these to threadsofsuccess@theeducationpeople.org along with a brief description telling us how useful you have found the ideas. A photo consent form will be provided for you to sign providing us with permission to use your photos in future flyers or on our website.

Resource Sheet 1 covers activities such as:

  • Den Building
  • Household Routines - fun whilst doing the laundry
  • Looking and listening - 'I-Spy' game
  • Creating Special Moments.

Please click on Growing and Learning Together - Resource Sheet 1 to see these activities.

Resource Sheet 2 covers activities such as:

  • Hide and Seek
  • Memory Hunt
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Creating Special Moments.

Please click on Growing and Learning Together - Resource Sheet 2 to see these activities.

Resource Sheet 3 covers activities such as:

  • Family Picnic Fun
  • My Family Book
  • Bath Time Scientists.

Please click on Growing and Learning Together - Resource Sheet 3 to see these activities.

Resource Sheet 4 covers activities such as:

  • Musical Moments
  • Family Relaxation
  • Creating Special Moments.

Please click on Growing and Learning Together - Resource Sheet 4 to see these activities.

Resource Sheet 5 covers activities such as:

  • Musical Statues
  • The Great Dance Off
  • Nifty Ideas with Old Magazines and Newspapers
  • Outdoor Art
  • Creating Special Moments.

Please click on Growing and Learning Together - Resource Sheet 5 to see these activities.

Resource Sheet 6 covers activities such as:

  • Exploring Smells and Tastes
  • Newspaper Seedling Pots
  • A Glass Jar Bean House
  • Children Growing Their Own Food.

Please click on Growing and Learning Together - Resource Sheet 6 to see these activities.

Resource Sheet 7 covers activities related to exploring smells and tastes:

  • What’s that smell?
  • What’s that taste?
  • Smelly Memories
  • Cooking with Children.

Please click on Growing and Learning Together - Resource Sheet 7 to see these activities.

Resource Sheet 8 covers activities related to exploring the wonders of science:

  • Parachute Performance
  • Making an Iceberg
  • Magical Slime
  • Creating Special moments.

Please click on Growing and Learning Together - Resource Sheet 8 to see these activities.

Resource Sheet 9 covers activities related to the topic of sustainable development:

  • Minibeast House
  • Helping Hands for Nature
  • We're Going on a Mini Safari
  • Can You Move Like a Minibeast?

Please click on Growing and Learning Together - Resource Sheet 9 to see these activities.