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Great ideas to help parents have fun with little ones over summer! 

Learning Potential Newsletter

Early Years #4

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Highchair games
(Birth to 2 years)
A child’s highchair can be a great place to play learning games. It also means you can get on with preparing dinner while keeping your child entertained. Try these popular highchair games.
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TV: keeping watch
(12 months to 5 years)
TV and kids—it’s a combination that’s hard to avoid sometimes. If your family does enjoy some TV time (in moderation), use these tips to help make watching TV a positive learning experience for your little one.
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Toys for your child
(Birth to 5 years)
Toys are fantastic learning tools for social skills, fine motor skills, storytelling and more. But you don't have to spend lots of money on them - see these ideas about creating, borrowing and rotating toys (and then putting them away).
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Learning piece by piece
(12 months to 5 years)
Looking for present or activity ideas for your little one? This article explains the many benefits of jigsaw puzzles. (Remember to choose puzzles appropriate to your child's age.)
Illustration of a princess and a frog with the words 'Kiss me'
Judging a book by its cover
(Birth to 5 years)
Reading to children starts them on the road to developing literacy skills, comprehension and early reading skills. These tips will help you find great books at your local library or bookshop.
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Summer holiday challenge
(12 months to 5 years)
Looking for some fun activities to do with your little one over the summer holidays? Here are ten ideas – see how many you can tick off the list!
 
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