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Parent and Toddler - Owl babies (age up to 5 years)

Do you have a toddler under 5? Want to help them get into reading? Need ideas on how to make reading and learning more exciting and fun? In this course we will spend five weeks reading and exploring the concepts around the very popular storybook 'Owl Babies' by Martin Waddell. This book is recommended by many early years practitioners. You will get to take part in the activities alongside your toddler with some great bonding activities. We will use arts and crafts, drama and sound/music activities to help bring the story to life. The activities will encourage your toddlers to use their imaginations, be more creative and help them become emerging readers and writers. The activities will vary according to each child's age and abilities meaning everyone will be included in every lesson.

Parent and Toddler - Owl babies (age up to 5 years) (FLJ1P04EC)


from 1. 30pm to 3pm

For 5 weeks.


07 November 2019


05 December 2019


Eliot Bank Childrens Centre
Thorpewood Avenue
Se26 4bu



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To enrol call 020 8314 6959 Monday to Thursday 10am–4pm. More ways to enrol

Call: 020 8314 6959

What prior knowledge, experience and qualifications will I need?
No prior knowledge or experience is required to enrol for this course.

Learning Goals:
Enable your child to understand the story better by taking on a role Together with your child create a craft item related to the story Help your child to show different emotions with their voices and/or body language Use pictures to enable children to tell the story in their own words

What teaching methods will the tutor use?
Tutor will use range of whole group, small group and individual activities, discussions, demonstrations and exercises to suit a range of learning styles.

What assessment methods will the tutor use?
The course tutor will use a range of methods to assess progress on the course. These will include: informal initial assessment, observation, individual learning plan, progress tracking, evaluation, question and answer sessions, learner feedback.

Will extra work be required outside the class times?
You will need to take every opportunity to develop your learnt skills. Your course tutor may set you regular homework. There may be various online activities provided by the tutor.

What materials will I need for the course and how much will they cost?
All resources, materials, tools and equipment will be provided. You will need to bring a pen, pencil and a writing pad.

What do I need to bring to the first class?
You will need to bring a pen, pencil and writing pad.

Options when finished
You can enrol on other WFL courses to enjoy and learn new skills together with your child, a family learning English or maths course to further develop your skills and be able to help your child with more confidence. You may also progress on to one of our many exciting courses for adults in a wide range of subject areas including accredited courses in some subject areas.

Additional information
This course is for parents, grandparents or carers to enjoy with your children. You are required to attend this course with minimum of one and maximum of two children. You must attend every session, on time and participate fully, in order to make progress. You are expected to report any absence to your course tutor. You will be given contact information by your course tutor.

For general enquiries and course availability information call 0208 314 3300. For more detailed information and guidance about the course:

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