Many cultures share and tell their stories through the colour, designs, placement and patterns printed or woven into their fabric and cloth.
The fabric can tell you the story of where a person lives, what animals or food can be found in the environment and who they are connected to. It can even tell you the age and status of the person wearing the cloth.
Next time you are out and about try to find some interesting or unusual fabrics to talk about. You can also look in a book.
Language development, Observation, Patterns, Questioning, Reading, Shapes, Sorting and grouping, Visualisation, Vocabulary
Use photos of your child and their adventures to make special books for them. Choose some photos together and print them out. Glue them on pages so they make a story. Your child can help to add decorations like stickers or drawings. Write the story in the book together and then join the pages with cable ties or ribbons. Your child will love hearing you read a story about them.
Book knowledge, Concentration, Concepts of print, Creativity, Language development, Reading, Vocabulary
Drawing and writing doesn’t just happen inside. Outside can be a great place to draw and write too.
Give your child some chalk to draw with when they are outside. They could draw on cement, walls or fences. When your child is drawing or writing outside they are able to make very big pictures or letters.
Can you draw a big picture of yourself? Is it bigger than you?
How big can you write your name?
Encourage your child to experiment with mixing the chalk colours together.
Concepts of pictures, Concepts of print, Motor skills