Monthly Archives: June, 2018

Are You Listening?

Is your child due to start school in September? It is really important to develop those early speaking and listening skills, as soon as possible.
Please copy and paste the link below to Action For Children’s useful website for more information:

https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/news-and-blogs/parenting-tips/2017/july/are-you-listening/

Safe In The Sun

Getting out and about in summer is great fun for the children but it’s important to make sure they’re protected from the sun’s harmful rays.

Basingstoke Children’s Centre have given us some of their top tips for keeping kids safe in the sun!

-When the sun is at it’s strongest (between 11am and 3pm), make sure there is enough shade for your child to play in to keep out of the sun – playing under a tree in the garden is perfect.

-Babies under the age of six months should be kept out of direct sunlight, especially when the sun it at it’s strongest around midday.

-Make sure to apply suncream with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or above to any exposed parts of your child’s skin with suncream, even on cloudy or overcast days.

-Don’t forget to apply it to their shoulders, nose, ears, cheeks and the tops of their feet and re-apply often throughout the day.

-Be especially careful to protect your child’s shoulders and the back of their neck when they’re playing, as these are the most common areas for sunburn.

-Baggy, cotton, oversized t-shirts are great for covering your child up in the sun. Sun hats with a wide brim that shades your child’s face and neck are great for keeping them covered from the sun.

-Protect your child’s eyes with sunglasses that meet the British Standard and carry the “CE” mark (if you’re not sure, you can check the label or ask the manufacturer).

-If your child is swimming, or will get wet, use a waterproof suncream of factor 15 or above and make sure to reapply after drying off with a towel.

Keep safe and have lots of fun!

Homework Support

Are you struggling with helping your child with work at home? Please copy and paste the link below in to a search engine for some useful tips for parents and carers.
http://www3.hants.gov.uk/getting-into-homework.pdf

If you have older children at home, it can be a real challenge trying to keep up with their learning too. Again, please use the information below to help you with some ideas and some useful websites.

http://www3.hants.gov.uk/coaching-your-teenager.pdf

Good luck!