The Early Years Alliance would like to invite you and your little ones to join one of our programmes of six weekly sessions providing more accessible ideas on how to help children's learning at home.
The six-week programmes are going to take place throughout October and November with courses starting each week.
What will my family gain from doing this course?
The course offers a personal approach to family learning and will help you better understand how children like to learn. By taking part in a variety of fun activities together, the course will help improve communication between you and your child. Plus you'll have the chance to learn in small groups and meet and connect with other families online.
And you'll even get a certificate too once you've completed all the sessions.
What ages are the programmes aimed at?
The sessions focus on two different age groups — 0-2yrs and 3-5yrs.
If you have children across both of these age groups then please choose whichever one suits your family best.
You may want to choose something to keep older children entertained but don't forget older children sometimes love helping their younger siblings wth activities so they might enjoy the session for babies as well.
You know your children best so we'll leave that decision to you!
What does the course cover?
Session 1 – An Introduction to Home Learning
In the first session you'll go over the aims and objectives of the course and an outline of what you'll be doing. The course facilitator will help you to recognise the wide range of learning opportunities available in and around the home and show you a range of fun learning-through-play activities for your children to do at home.
Session 2 – Music Time with the Kitchen Band
You will all explore the benefits of home-based musical learning through everyday activities and be shown how to make music at home. Plus you'll get the chance to perform together as part of a ‘Kitchen Band’!
Session 3 – Creating Awe and Wonder through Science
During this session you will take a look at problem solving and complete a science experiment with your child including working out how to melt ice.
Session 4 – Supporting Emotional Wellbeing
You will be shown how to develop strategies to support child’s emotional development and wellbeing. You will explore feelings and emotions for all ages and gain an understanding of what mindfulness and relaxation is. You will talk about implement some relaxation strategies at home for yourselves and your child, to promote positive emotional wellbeing. And you'll be shown how to make sensory playdough.
Session 5 – No Garden Gardening
You will be shown how to identify the learning opportunities available through gardening. We will show you how to plan and carry out gardening activities with your child — even if you have no garden or outdoor space!
Session 6 – Physical fun
In this session we will be looking at ways keep our bodies fit and healthy.
We will talk about the importance of physical activity for children and how you can all enjoy physical activities together as a family.
Please be aware sessions might be subject change dependent on available resources.
How many sessions are there and how are they are delivered?
One session will be delivered online per week, for six weeks in total.
How much does the course cost?
The course is free of charge thanks to the support of the Department for Education.
Who runs the sessions?
Early Years Alliance staff lead the sessions, showing how fun, playful activities really help your child’s learning and development.
What equipment do I need?
All you need is a computer or device with a webcam and access to the internet.
Some activities will require resources and props, most of which will be basic household items that you should have lying around.
Some sessions may require simple ingredients such as vinegar or flour for example. You will be provided with a short list of what's needed before your programme begins.
If you have any problems getting hold of anything on the list then please do let us know.
How do I book onto the course?
Just click on the links below and you will be taken through to a booking form.
Please book on to your chosen date as soon as possible.
Upon receipt of your booking you will either get an email confirming your place or be provided with alternative dates if your chosen date is full.
Let’s Learn Together@Home 0 —2 years
Wed 21 Oct - 25 Nov 11am — 12pm Book your place
Thurs 22 Oct - 26 Nov 2pm – 3pm Book your place
Friday 23 Oct - 27 Nov 9.30am —10.30am Book your place
Let’s Learn Together@Home 3 – 5 years
Wed 21 Oct - 25 Nov 1pm – 2pm Book your place
Thurs 22 Oct - 26 Nov 9.30am - 10.30am Book your place
Thurs 22 Oct - 26 Nov 12pm – 1pm Book your place
Fri 23 Oct - 27 Nov 11am – 12pm Book your place
Fri 23 Oct - 27 Nov 1pm – 2pm Book your place