Learning at home
Your home is a great place to support learning. It is where your child comes back to rest and play. Your child can try out new activities and practice familiar learning at home and in their wider community. Learning at home can happen through a range of everyday activities which can be fun and informative. You can support your child’s learning throughout their life. The support they will need will be different at different ages.
There is a difference between home learning and home education. Home learning involves everything within your home that impacts on your child's development and learning. Home education instead is about removing your child from school and teaching at home.
You can get more information about learning at home:
- Learning at home information factsheet (PDF 178KB) - short and jargon free guide
- Learning at home guides on how to support children in literacy, numeracy, science, health and wellbeing, play, and supporting study on gov.scot website
- In a nutshell guides for parents on the National Parent Forum Scotland website
- Read, Write, Count - a national initiative which aims to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of Scotland’s children
- playTalkRead - encourages parents and families to include easy and fun reading, writing and counting activities in their everyday lives
- Bookbug bags – aims to encourage parents and children to share and enjoy books together
There are many services and partners who can support family learning such as: