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 18 - 25 November 2021

Hello, we hope you are keeping well. As we near the end of the year we’d like to thank you for your continued support for Family Learning. We really love sharing ideas with you and seeing you at our sessions. We look forward to seeing you in 2022!

Share a Book

One Snowy night – snuggle up and listen to this story all about a tale of hedgehog’s red hat. It’s a story about friendship and the journey of a red hat. Think about what questions you could ask support this story, ranging from animals, gifts and the moral of the story. Who would you give a gift to?

Busy Fingers

To support fine motor skills try and make an eco- decoration for a Christmas tree. Find twigs and place in a star or triangle shape, tie the corners together and decorate. You could decorate by adding pieces of foil, recycle some wrapping paper, spare pieces of ribbon or leave to let nature shine. If you live near Aylesbury why not visit St Peter’s Community Garden (HP19 9ND) where there will be an 8ft tree on display – go and place your eco-friendly decoration on the tree.


Cartoon of girl in yellow dress

Does your child know where the animals go in winter to get warm and snuggly? Have a talk to them about animals who hibernate. This cbeebies link talks about tortoises. You could even make your own den with blankets and pillows to snuggle down.

Get Active

Get wrapped up and go for a lovely winter walk. Walking supports gross motor skills, mental health and boosts our immune system. A brisk 10-minute walk or more counts. If you would like an idea of where to go click on the link below, Bucks Family Information page it gives a few ideas for Family Friendly Walks.

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

Free online or face-to-face five- week Confident Me course
Find out how you can support your child’s confidence and well-being through stories and simple activities at home.
Tuesday, 18 January from 9.30am to 11.30am online or Wednesday, 19 January from 10am to 12pm at Newtown Family Centre
For more information please contact Wendy on 07768 044813

Free online or face-to-face five-week Healthy Active Child course
Find out how you can encourage your child to enjoy a healthy diet and get lots of fun ideas for keeping them happy and active indoors and out. Support their emotional well-being and self-care.
Tuesday, 18 January from 1pm to 3pm at Southcourt Family Centre or Wednesday, 19 January from 10am to 12pm online
For more information please contact Iva on 07710 145234