General Info

Last month, we talked about different places we encounter in our community, including a hair salon and cinema. In July, our theme is ‘Summer’! As the summer holiday is approaching, itis a good time to let children feel the vitality of summer through different activities! We will talk about places we can visit and the activities we can do, e.g., visit the beach to build a sandcastle and try out various water activities, or go camping!

We will also talk about the weather including what we eat in summer and how we dress differently when going to different places. For example, we wear swimsuits and flip flops to the beach. 

Activities to do at home

  • Homemade ice cream (made simply with milk, cream, sugar, salt and ice)!
    How to make homemade ice cream in a baggie
  • Water and sand sensory play
  • Collect some leaves and make pictures with the leaves
  • Build a lego city
  • Make a paper windmill (practising fine-motor skills, including using different stationery items and cutting with scissors) and watch it spin in the wind.

There are some great books with the theme of summer. Look out for…

  • ‘The Sandcastle That Lola Built’  by  Megan Maynor 
  • “Everything You Need for a Treehouse” by Carter Higgins 
  • “Recycling is Fun” by Charles Ghigna
  • “A Perfect Day” by Lane Smith
  • “Llama Llama Loves Camping” by Anna Dewdney
  • “Maisy learns to swim” by Lucy Cousins
  • “Maisy’s pool” by Lucy Cousins


  • Beach
  • Sand
  • Sea
  • Rocks
  • Castle
  • Spade
  • Bucket
  • Build
  • Swimsuit
  • Swim
  • Jungle
  • Trees
  • Bugs
  • Fun
  • Flip flops
  • Windmill
  • Wind
  • Hot
  • Cold
  • Ice cream
  • Juice
  • Watermelon