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Monday 18th January

Hello everyone! This week we are continuing with our topic 'Owl Babies' . Lots of our activities will be based around this. 


Today we would like you to have a look for some information on owls- some facts. You might have an information book on owls or you might use the computer to find out fun facts. If you use the computer we recommend that you use a search engine called 'Kid Rex' as this is a child safe search engine that will protect your children from unwanted information online.

Here are some questions for you to think about.

  • Why are the owl babies a different colour to their mummy?
  • How do owls get their food?
  • Do all owls live in trees?
  • Are owls born as owls (e.g, help your child find out that they come from eggs)


If you use an information book, help your child see the difference between factual books and story books. At Nursery we talk about features such as

  • factual books have photographs
  • factual books do not start with 'one day or once upon a time'
  • factual books use lots of different font and captions
  • sometimes factual books have an 'Index and Glossary'

You might also like to read the story Owl Babies again (it is in our Story Time section)

and then see if your child can recall  any of the repetitive phrases such as 'I want my mummy' or 'All Owls think a lot'



Here some  developmental points in reading for you to consider depending on your child's age in months:


22-36 months-Repeats words or phrases from familiar stories

30-50 months -knows information can be relayed in the form of print. 

40-60 months- Enjoys an increasing range of books