Nursery learning from home

Ensure you are having fun with your child whilst learning.  Children learn through interacting with you and other members of the family.


This week is all about the story the Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

  1. Click on the link below to listen to the story together
  1. In the story, the other creatures invite the mouse to have something to eat with them in their house. Support your child to develop their independence skills by making a snack or meal with you.
  1. Follow the recipe below to make playdough together. Encourage your child to measure out the ingredients giving support through modelling and getting them to copy. Then your child can mix together the ingredients. What can your child make with the playdough? There were a lot of creatures in the story. Your child might like to make a creature of their own.

Playdough recipe

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1 cup of cold water (possibly a 1/2 cup more)
  • 2 tablespoon of  cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  1. Encourage your child to create their own home from recycled food packaging you have in the house such as empty yoghurt pots or cereal boxes for the mouse in the story or the creature they have created from playdough.
  1. Support your child to place recycled items in the water using your sink or bath and demonstrate pouring, filling up, emptying these resources.
If you are able to send in photos to the nursery of the learning at home you are doing our email is:
If you are unsure how to send photos to our email or how to attach the photos, phone or text Sasha on 07717807916 for guidance.


Additional Information


Parent club

Here is a website for support, help and advice

Parent Club – For Baby Box And All Your Parenting Needs

Link to additional activities

Follow Play Scotland on Facebook or click on the link below to access their website where you will find additional activity ideas

Links to additional stories

We’re going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

Supertato by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

If you have stories in the house it is also beneficial to read the same story to your child repeatedly.

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