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Understanding the World

Suggested activities to help children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world around them!


  • Planting in the garden and talking about what plants need to grow
  • Helping to prune plants
  • Making binoculars out of toilet rolls and observe any visiting birds
  • Make bird food
  • Hunt for minibeasts
  • Look through picture albums and discuss the people in the pictures and talk about special


  • Play with mechanical toys.
  • Let children take pictures of wildlife or flowers in the garden.
  • Bake a cake, make jelly or melt chocolate to drizzle over fruit kebabs. Encourage your child to observe changes that happen to the food when it is cooked / refrigerated / melted.