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Each Peach Pear Plum

This week in nursery we will be looking at the book, 'Each Peach Pear Plum.' We hope you enjoy the story. 

Each Peach Pear Plum

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To experience and develop awareness of sounds made with instruments and noise makers.  

  • New words to old songs – Take a song or rhyme your child knows well and create new words for it based on your child’s interests. Use percussion instruments to play along to your new song/ rhyme.
  • Which instrument? This activity uses identical instruments. You could make your own or use ones you might already have at home. Hide and play each instrument one at a time. Encourage your child to listen carefully to the sound each one makes and then play the matching instrument in their pile.
  • Develop the activity above by playing a simple rhythm or by adding a familiar song to accompany the instrument. This time your child will need to listen very carefully to discriminate between the singing and what instrument is being played.
  • Adjust the volume – Explore the instruments you have made or using the instruments you already have at home. Try playing them loudly and quietly. What instrument do you like the sound of best? Why?



To realise that not only objects, but anything can be counted.

  • Create or chalk out your own obstacle course. For each part of the course write a number and support your child to identify the number. Then your child can complete the action (hop, skip, jump…) for the correct amount of times.
  • Using the I Spy and Count to 5 sheet, ask your child a question like, ‘How many Cinderella’s are there?’ Support your child to touch count the corresponding pictures.  
  • Using the Action Cards below and a dice, encourage your child to choose an action card and then roll the dice. Your child can then complete the action for the correct amount of times.
  • Now try some of the other Home Learning Challenges below.

Try chalking out your own obstacle course



Please look at the document, 'Additional activities to support your child's learning in 30-50 months' and the new document 'Summer 2 parent support activities 30-50 months' for more ideas how to support your child in the different areas of learning.

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