What is it
Discover how to nurture your Can-Do Child® through everyday situations, whether that’s waiting in a queue, on a long journey, at mealtimes, at the supermarket, or stuck inside on a rainy day. There is something for every situation!
These unique activity cards are packed with simple, practical ideas and inspiration for adults to use to enjoy the everyday whilst nurturing children’s can-do character and skills such as problem solving, social skills, creativity, self-regulation, the ability to play and work well with others, and much more. On the back of each card is an ‘at a glance’ grid showing the characteristics and skills children are learning through the activities. Available for ages 3-5 years and age 5-7 years.
Includes 58 activity cards. Card size 15cm x 10.5cm.
What our team of testers said
"Mummy when I grow up I want to be like the great explorer and change the world with technology." (after building a den) - Boy aged 5
"The structure reminds me that simple things like using the school journey and just slowing down when shopping can turn stressful activities into fun and engaging outings." - Mother of boy aged 5
- Encourages personal, social and emotional development
- Develops thinking skills such as logic and problem solving
- Makes it easy for parents to promote nurturing skills in everyday situations
What our experts think
Children don’t come with a manual, but a few good tools in your toolbox can work wonders. The Can-Do Child® activity cards for parents and childminders are perfect for livening up daily outings (like queuing) and making the most of spare moments in the day. They are also ideal for parents and childminders who are looking for enjoyable activities that help their youngsters develop a wide range of soft skills, which are valuable throughout a child’s life for school, work and general wellbeing.
The pack of cards is compact enough to travel with, and each card is high quality and durable so parents can take just a couple of cards for inspiration when out and about. There is also a handy guide on the back of each card that shows the skills the activity supports, which childminders will find really useful for writing their observations, and will help parents understand the value of each activity.
It would be even better if...
It would also be nice if the cards were more visual and less text-heavy.
- RRP: £15.95
- Brands: Enterprising Child
- Made in UK
- Environmentally Friendly
- No batteries required
- Product Type(s): Parenting & Educational Resources
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Personal, social & emotional development
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing