Early Years Keeping In Touch Newsletter - Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

Early Years Keeping In Touch Newsletter

Keeping in Touch with Family Learning- Early Years Edition - Issue 22 - 18 July 2022

Hello, we hope you are keeping well. In this edition we will look at ideas to keep busy over the summer!

Share a Book

Are you a member of your local library? If not, why not join up and join the fun of the summer reading challenge. There is a mini challenge for pre schoolers (aged 3 and under) click to find out more or pop into your local library.

Busy Fingers

In the hot weather try some investigating with ice. Freeze small toys, leaves, shells into ice cubes or containers over night and then as an activity get your child/ren to explore with their fingers the texture and feel of the ice and objects. Watch how they move their fingers to control the ice. As they complete the activity model the words to support “grip” “texture” “icy” “melting”.

This activity is great for building confidence in different textures and building to their vocabulary.


Cartoon of girl in yellow dress

Sensory play involves sight, touch, smell, taste and hearing. When having a picnic in the park think about how you can explore this with your child/ren.  What new tastes can you try in the picnic? Can you make a game about what you can hear or see? Describe what you can hear or see – can your child guess?

Get Active

Play around the parishes are free sessions to attend during the summer holidays. Activities are for children aged 1 to 10 – take a look and find an activity near you. The sessions include arts and crafts, fun activities and maybe some sport too.  No need to book, just turn up!

Useful Websites of the Week

BBC Tiny Happy People a great site for advice, activities and support for parents/carers for children

Courses Coming Up

Early Years Courses from Family Learning

Play and Learn

Free online or face to face five-week course for parents and carers of children 2–4 years

Children learn best by doing. Use things found in your home to support your child’s development, through craft, construction, messy play & mark-making. Learn how your child learns through play.

Courses start commencing Tuesday 20 September for five weeks.

Choose from:

Booking is essential. To enrol visit our website.
For more information on the workshop please contact Wendy 07768 044813.

Fun with words

Free online or face to face five-week course for parents and carers of children 2–4 years

Enjoy a different story each week and spark a life-long love of books! Create props to help you and your child retell stories and explore how doing crafts and activities inspired by books can help your child to learn and develop language and vocabulary.

Courses start commencing Wednesday 21 September for five weeks.

Choose from: