Basic Skills
18th Jan 2019

Basic Skills

With the new school year around the corner, it’s a great time to help your children stay on top of their basic skills with some high-quality educational resources.

Knowing numbers 1 to 10 allows your child to gain the confidence to handle more complex mathematical concepts; counting on and multiplication. Learning times tables provides a building block for higher maths learning such as division, long multiplication, fractions and algebra. Children who have gaps in their basic skills struggle to move on in maths and their confidence decreases.

Knowing the single sounds gives children the tools to decode unfamiliar words. Children often know the letter names which are different to letter sounds. It’s important to know both, though the order they are learned varies according to different learning methods, however all educational experts agree that both need to be learned. Children should be starting to learn these skills in the pre-school years and consolidate them in the first year of school.

For children in the early years of school, it’s important to build independence by taking responsibility for their self-care in areas such as dressing themselves, brushing their teeth and doing basic chores. Visual schedules, reward charts and setting routines all help your child to be independent and gain confidence for school.

JIMMY JACK PLACEMATs are hand-illustrated by Australian artist, Brett Curzon. Made of eco-friendly PP and EVA foam, which just wipes clean. Measures 44cm by 29 cm.

  • Kid Safe
  • BPA free
  • Phthalate free
  • Non-Toxic

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FOR AGES 3+ YEARS JIMMY JACK PLACEMAT SINGLE SOUNDS $9.99

Learn single sounds A-Z wtih this attractive kid's placemat.

Also available in poster format, in-stores only.

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FOR AGES 3+ YEARS JIMMY JACK PLACEMAT - NUMBERS 1 TO 10 $9.99

Learn numbers 1 to 10 with this attractive kid's placemat featuring retro style toys

Exclusive to Kidstuff. Recommended for ages 3 years +

Also available in poster format, in-stores only.

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FOR AGES 3+ YEARS JIMMY JACK PLACEMAT - TIMES TABLES $9.99

This brightly coloured ocean-themed placemat will make learning times tables easy and fun!

Also available in poster format, in-stores only.

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FOR AGES 2 TILL 5 YEARS BRIGHT CHILD MY ABC BAG $49.99

My ABC Bag quiet book is a handcrafted, embroidered soft book that makes learning fun and engaging.

Great for child and caregiver interaction. Children will learn and reinforce letter recognition with this all cloth quiet book play bag.

A little surprise is tucked into 26 pockets! Pieces are detachable to encourage exploration and play. Educational interaction can be expanded by using the objects to discuss colours, shapes, animal sounds and more. Only at Kidstuff

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FOR AGES 2 till 8 YEARS BRIGHT CHILD MY RESPONSIBILITY CHART $49.99

A reward & responsibility fabric wall hanging chart.

Children love adding stars as they work toward their reward! Beautifully embroidered, with stick-on gold stars, chores, and reward tags.

Complete with 78 Velcro pieces. Includes your own blanks.

Only at Kidstuff.

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