How can parents help their children to access the curriculum?
Knowledge is essential for children to prepare them for their future success. It is about giving children the best possible start to their early education. Knowledge, skills and behaviours, accumulate over time through many different experiences and opportunities. It is understood to contribute to ‘getting on in life’ and being able to perform well in school, knowing how to talk in different social groups or societies, accessing higher education and being successful in work or a career.
Here are some ideas of how parents can help children to experience, value and celebrate the awe and wonder of the world in which they live. Many of the ideas won't break the bank and will create lasting childhood memories too.
- Visit a museum in Ipswich or Colchester
- Visit London, there are lots of free things to do here
- Visit the theatre to watch a children’s production
- Visit a National Trust House
- 50 things to do before you’re 11
- Visit a real island
- Go on a picnic
- Go for a long walk and spot wildlife
- Visit a castle
- Visit Colchester and look at the remains of Roman sites
- Visit an art gallery
- Go for a forest walk