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Learning Potential
Early Years eNewsletter #2

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Baby sitting among autumn leaves
Baby explorers!
(Birth to 2 years)
Autumn leaves are not just fun - they're a great way for your baby to explore the world. Read this article for more about how exploration stimulates development.
Happy child holding fruit
Kitchen grocery game (2-3 years)
Turn your kitchen into a shop and let your child become a shopkeeper! This activity is great fun as well as helping your child with their maths, storytelling and literacy skills.
Colourful letters
Learning to Read 1: Phonics
(2-5 years)
Learning to read can be tricky! This article explains how you can help your little one develop the first of five key skills for reading: Phonics.
Happy child in front of blackboard covered with letters
Learning to Read 2: Phonemic Awareness
(2-5 years)
The second key skill for reading is ‘Phonemic awareness’: the ability to hear and manipulate the different sounds in spoken language. This article explains all about it.
Half-filled jar of water
Eureka! Science fun with water
(3-5 years)
Little kids love finding out about the world around them – and with each new discovery comes more fascination. Fuel their curiosity with this simple science activity.
Young boy with backpack
Is your little one ready for 'big school'?
(3-5 years)
Are you thinking of enrolling your child into primary school next year? Find out all about school readiness and how you can help your child prepare for big school.
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