Friday, 16 November 2018

8 Workshop Ideas for Parents of EYFS Children

Working in partnership with parents of Early Years children is an essential element of a successful learning journey for young children. In EYFS we build the foundation of children's learning and it's so important that we get it right. We can't get it right alone though, parents need to get it right too!

There are many parents out there that need support or want to help their children but aren't sure how to. As practitioners, it is not only our job to educate children, but to also educate parents to support them in meeting their children's needs.

EYFS covers so many aspects, some educational and many that go way beyond education and they must all be covered to meet children's needs. With that in mind, here are some great workshops that your school could offer to parents.

If you would like to offer any of these sessions, please  click the links to get a ready to use (editable) PowerPoint presentation.

Positive Behaviour Management - Managing behaviour of children is easy if you know how. As teachers we are trained how to do this, however, parents are just expected to know. Why would they? Behaviour management can make or break a relationship, a family, a parent and a child. If parents can get this right, many other things will fall into place so this is a great place to start  the workshops.

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Great Bedtime Routines - This is another thing that some parents struggle with but having a good bedtime routine can have such a big impact on everything! A good routine will lead to a lot less stress and arguing and it's also a special time for parents to spend with their children in order to give them that quality time that they need. Getting a good sleep will mean that children are much more able to focus at school too.

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Practical Ideas to Support Phonics - Phonics can be an alien concept to some parents as many have never experienced or even heard of it. However, as teacher we know how incredibly important it is. Often parents try to support children at home but teach them in a different way to what we do at school and it can be hard to un-teach errors. It's much more beneficial to give parents the correct strategies to use to ensure children get the best support. 

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Practical Ideas to Support Maths - Maths in Early Years is a bit of a minefield, but there's nothing worse than parents making children sit down and write numbers simply because they don't know  any other ways to help them. There are so many easy and fun ways to incorporate maths into every day activities and fun games so giving parents the tools to do this will be very helpful but also much more fun for the children.

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Practical Ideas to Support Fine Motor Development - I have found that many young children have difficulties with fine motor development, particularly boys. It's important that they are encouraged to do tasks independently, like fastening their coat and shoes in order to develop their fine motor skills, however, for those that do have difficulties there are many more things that can be used at school and at home to help them. Fine Motor development is a Prime Area of the EYFS Curriculum and its important that children get all of the support they can to prepare them for writing, as well as many other tasks.

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How to Play with Your Child - It's so sad that many parents don't know how to play with their children. It's not that they are bad parents or they don't dedicate time to their child, it's simply that they don't know how to play. Playing with children creates those precious moments that children remember and help to build a strong relationship. So much learning can come from 'just playing' and it would be great to see more parents playing and following children's interests more.

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Practical Ideas for Outdoor Play - Outdoor play is often undervalued but yet it's so important. Children who may struggle to learn or behaviour indoors, often thrive outside Being outside opens up a whole new world of learning and skills to develop and children who don't get to experience this miss out on a whole lot. It's very easy for parents to make outdoor experiences valuable with a few tips offered by teachers.

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Tips to Give Your Child the Best Reading Experience - Teachers out there will know that if you want a while class of children to be quiet, read them a story and you've got their attention straight away! Stories can be an incredible experience for children and they can get so much from them but there are lots of simple ways to make story-time great and we need to give parents the skills to do that.

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If you've delivered these workshops to parents, I'd love to know how they went and any feedback parents gave you. 

If there are any other workshops you would be interested in me discussing,  please let me know in the comments.


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