Talking about sport with your child gives you lots of chances to build vocabulary and math skills.
Here are a few things you can practice with your child as you play and talk about sport together:
- using prepositions – e.g. describing where the ball went (past the goal, through my legs, over his head, onto the roof)
- turning verbs into nouns – e.g. bowl/bowler, pass/passing, tackle/tackling
- understanding chance – e.g. the chance of a coin landing on heads, the chance of rolling a six on the dice, the chance of scoring a goal
- estimating area – e.g. of the swimming pool, sports field, netball court or dance studio
- talking about time – e.g. how long a game is played, how much time is left in the match
- adding up time – e.g. how much time your child spends on sport / music / other outside-school activities each week
- using fractions – e.g. how many quarters have been played in the football match, how many quarters remain.
How do you learn with your children? Please give us some ideas.
Oliver & Kim