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Help your child learn: Age 4–5

Fun learning ideas

Simple games and activities to do with your 4–5-year-old child. Have fun together while developing skills!

What to expect in Reception

Reception is all about learning through play! Find out exactly what to expect and how you can support your child at home.

What happens in Reception?

Learn to read with phonics

Find out what phonics is, how your child will be learning with phonics, and how you can support them at home.

Parent guide to phonics

Reading skills

Find out about comprehension skills and phonics as your child learns to read.

Reading: Age 4–5

Maths skills

Discover the maths skills your child learns at school and ideas for helping at home.

Maths: Age 4–5

Maths and gardening

Gardening is a brilliant way to boost children’s maths skills.

Cultivate your child’s maths skills

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Building vocabulary

Find out how learning new words can help your child to develop.

The wonder of words

Activity books

Browse our collection of activity books from Progress with Oxford.

Progress with Oxford books

Practise subtraction

Build your child’s confidence and subtraction skills at home with these simple activities.

Everyday activities to practise subtraction