Support your child’s learning at home

 

Hello and welcome to all the Parent and Carers of our young children accessing our services across North and East Halifax and Lower Valley areas. It was brought to our attention that finding information regarding children’s learning and development from online searches can be a bit of a minefield. Where does one start? When there are 1000’s of websites, magazines and services out there that have top tips, support and guidance on offer.

In response the North Halifax Partnership Sure Start team have put together this web page in hope to help our service users in gaining a one way easy access to a variety of links to help parent and carers with all aspects of children’s learning and development, with a broad view from pregnancy and beyond.

Once you click on the external websites to view its content we hope you will find it useful but Sure Start Children’s Centres North & East Halifax accept no responsibility for the advice given by accessing these links.

Starting school is a big step for a child- Click here to see a leaflet Sure Start North & East Halifax created.

Early Years Matters

With a FREE membership on the Early Years Matters Website you can get useful top tips for your developing child and ideas on how to support your baby’s learning and development. With a range of tips from birth to 5 years old. Click here to view the website.

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Parents Guide document gives an explanation of how to use the Early Years Outcomes document. Click here to view.

 

Bookstart

Have you met the Big Blue Bookstart Bear at your nearest Children’s Centre and received your free bookstart book. Every Children Centre has a lead person who promotes bookstart activities and feel free to make enquiries but for further information you can view the Bookstart website which contains lots of resources and ideas in supporting you as a parent/ carer in offering communication and language opportunities for promoting successful outcomes through your child’s development stages. Click here to view the website.

 

 

Words for lifeThe Words for Life website has all the information on communication and language milestones from baby to 11 years old. Containing plenty of recommended reads and fun stuff to do with your child in promoting their learning journey. Click here to view the website.

 

Net mums

Register as a Netmum for FREE and find parental support everyday through live active chats topics such as needing ‘cool’ boys names to urgent help with formula milk. Keep up to date with events in your area. You can also find advice on breastfeeding, potty training, weaning….you name it, its there!! Click here to view the website.

Foundation yearsFamilies in the foundation years website provides links that takes you through the main life stages all families experience from preparing for parenthood through to starting reception class. Each section gives an outline of the huge range of information available to you to help in making choices and plans. It also provides links to other websites offering more information if needed. Click here to view the website.

 

Although this link has been written for practitioners in Early Years it is full of invaluable information that Parent and Carers can successfully implement at home through their daily and routines. It is full of information about the importance of play and how children learn through play.  What a better way to support your child through their learning journey but through play. Click here to view.

 

This document underlines the importance of play and offers suggestions of things you can do and what should be avoided so to best suite your child. It also lists some suggestions of what type of toys suit play better. Click here to view.

 

Pampers website is more than just about the nappy! It is full of useful developmental information and tried and tested tips from pregnancy to preschool (24+Pampers months). Covering topics such as Healthy eating for when your pregnant, What your Baby’s cries could tell you, Baby sleep solutions, Potty- training , Help your toddler learn to play with others and much much more.Click here to view the website.

 

Communication trust

Listen up….being able to communicate is not just about talking. If you want further information click on this website.

 

Do you ever wonder why children do the things they do? For example drop things from their high chairs, line things up, or always bringing stuff over to you. Well this is the website for you. Find the answers here to why some children do what we may find to be odd or funny. It is called schema behaviour and it is a completely natural way for children to make sense of their world. Click here to view.

Change for life

 

Look after yourself and your family by looking at the Change 4 Life website and keep the body and mind fit and ready to learn and develop. Click here to view the website.

 

Treasure Basket Activities to try at home with your baby’