4 ways to prepare your child for school
Help your child to feel confident and secure about their transition to school.Read more
Some chalk or crayons and paper.
Take a walk outside with your child and talk about the shapes of objects you can see. Encourage your child to look at and talk about the shadows they can see either from themself, you or other objects such as trees and parks cars. Talk to your child about the shapes and sizes you can see.
Take a piece of chalk or a crayon and draw along the outline of a shadow, commenting on how you are holding the chalk – if you are making straight or curved lines and what shapes you are drawing.
Encourage your child to do the same and continue to comment on what they are doing whilst also asking them if they can talk about what they think the shadows look like.