The Primary 2 activity bags is packed full of exciting items which allow you and your child to spend time playing, learning and having fun together. Take a peek inside and you will find:
- A tale of two beasts by Fiona Roberton
- Open very carefully by Nicola O’Byrne and Nick Bromley
- A notebook and writing pencil
- A wipe clean clock face and dry wipe pen with a Rockets and Meteors game on the reverse, two dice and six counters
- An envelope containing finger puppets
- A Read, Write, Count Parent Guide
Tip #1: Routine reactions
Tip #2: Animal count
Tip #3: Spot the difference
Tip #4: Same side of the story
Tip #1: Letter munch
Crocodile likes to eat the letters o and s. Ask your child to work out if he would eat any letters from their name or anyone in your family’s name? Write down what their names would look like or try taking out different letters! Can you make any new words with the left over letters?
Tip #2: Time to sleep
Tip #3: Crocodile escape
At the end of the book, the crocodile escapes. Think of how he would escape from your house now and ask your child to describe the route. You could even draw a map in your notebook.
How long would it take you to get to your front door from where you’re sitting now? Would the crocodile be faster or slower than you?
Tip #4: Animal escape
We’ve got lots of fun and simple number games that you can do almost anywhere and are brilliant for having a hoot together. Here are a few they’ll love:
Tip #1: What’s the story?
Encourage your child to choose one of the characters. Talk about the different facial expressions on each side of the card. One could show how they feel at the start of a story and the other side how they feel at the end. What adventure could they go on to make them feel differently?
Tip #2: Guess the puppet
Tip #3: Getting to school
Tip #4: Hide and seek
Games to count on
There are lots of fun number games you can try in everyday activities with your child to spend some time together. The following ideas, tips and activities can add up to big smiles!