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Parkside Primary School, Parkside - Welcome to our school website! Please take the time to explore the website. Should you require a paper copy of any of the information on the website, please contact the school and a copy will be provided free of charge. The office hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please do not call into the office if you are displaying any Covid-19 related symptoms.if your child tests positive for Covid-19 in the days immediately following the end of term, please email us at: with the following details and call 07927643262

Tuesday 2nd February

Today we would like you to create a puppet show with your child. You can use teddies, dolls, small world toys or puppets to make up a story or act out a favourite story. 


This play is important for your child's development it encourages them to use their imagination, their conversation skills and learning new words. 

This activity is also effective because it helps you enter into the child's imaginary world and allows children to experience the feelings of other characters (early empathy development) and learn important social behaviors and conversation skills.  


Have fun and we cant wait to see all your fantastic photos on your Learning book.


Below are some age in months developmental stages linked to this activity.


Being Imaginative/ Speaking


16-26 months :Enjoys stories and joins in with repeated phrases. Copies familiar expressions like "Oh dear, all gone", beginning to put 2 words together. 


22-36 months : Listens with interest to noises adults make when reading stories. 

Learns new words rapidly and able to use them in communicating.


30-50 month  Engage in imaginative role play, starting to build their own stories and use available resources to create props to support role play. 


40-60 months- Introduces a storyline into their play