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Helping your child at home

Parental involvement is vitally important in helping children to learn. You can talk to your child's class teacher about how to help your child’s development and learning by getting actively involved, not just at home but in the garden, in the park and at the shops. We'd love to talk with you  to help you support your child’s learning.


Word and numbers for children aged 0-4:

  • Please click the document at the bottom of the page!




  • Spending time reading with your child, even just 10 minutes a day, can make a real difference.

  • Choose reading material that they enjoy such as books, magazines, websites, packaging and leaflets – any text, anywhere. 



  • Look for opportunities in daily life to use numbers, whether it’s at the shops, talking about the football scores, looking up the times of favourite TV programmes in the TV guide or using the bus or train timetable to plan a trip.
  • Why not try using the height chart available at the bottom of the page?



  • Encourage your child to write and design things for a range of different purposes such as invitations, thank-you notes, e-mails, shopping or ‘to do’ lists.



  • Talk about the text, words and numbers that you see around you.
  • Encourage your child to talk about mathematical concepts such as how much, how big and how many.
  • Look for shapes and patterns in everyday objects and the world around you.
  • Talk about and involve your child in everyday tasks that involve literacy and numeracy – cooking, playing or watching sports, paying for the shopping, planning a trip or playing a board game with the family or with friends.
  • Visit museums and galleries, if you have the chance, and use your local library where you’ll find a lot of information, support, computer access, and activities and events.



Coming soon...


Education begins at home: 


How was school today?  

Information for parents from Welsh Government about Primary schools.