Hungry Little Minds: Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five
The Hungry Little Minds campaign aims to help you turn the everyday activities you’re already doing with your little one, into new opportunities to build on your child’s language skills… having lots of fun along the way.
Many little things light up hungy little minds, kids take everything in and even the smallest things you do with them can make a big difference.
Running over six months, the campaign launched in Doncaster during October (read the launch blog here) and as it’s all digital, it’s particularly useful right now during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown. If you need some inspiration of activities to do at home, the good news is that you can turn almost anything into a game and every little thing you do together will set them up nicely for the day they start school.
If you want to get started straight away, you can see the first few videos here…
Story – A place called home, Addy Farmer – View video Have fun exploring space and below the sea…
Story – ‘Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack’ – View video Try some funny voices with your children…we love Hairy Maclary books!
Activity – Singing Nursery Rhymes – View video So much easier when you have someone with a guitar leading the way…lots of favourites in this video.
Follow the Doncaster Stories Facebook Page to see the following online videos this month and give the page a LIKE so that you see the updates. Share your photos and videos of you taking part with your children too!
Story: Friday 6th November 2020 – Wow Said The Owl – read by Doncaster Family Hubs – View page
Activity: Friday 13th November 2020 – Row Your Boat – AFCL – View page
Story: Friday 20th November 2020 – We are Going on a Lion Hunt (in partnership with Doncaster Rovers) – View page
Activity: Friday 27th November 2020 – Playdough – Doncaster Family Hubs – View page
For more simple tips and activities to do at home, visit the Hungry Little Minds website or the Words for Life website both of which provide activities for 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, 3-4 years (also 5-8 years and 9-12 years…so great resource if you’re isolating with older children too). You can also sign up to the newsletter to receive fortnightly activities for little ones aged 0-5.
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