Links you may find useful
The following websites are for parents to access with ideas of activities they can do with their child or activities they can set up to support their child’s continuing learning at home.
www.playhooray.co.uk/blog/news/play-for-all-ages – this site has 10 practical ideas for parents for reception and Year groups 1-6
twinkl has opened up their resources online to all schools and parents during this period of possible school shutdown. Access to resources will be password free.
www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths – lots of ideas for practical maths activities to do at home
www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/4-to-5-year-old-child-development-activities – provides short videos on games and activities parents can engage in with their child, many of which the children can then play on their own or with a sibling.
www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies – Numberblocks – activities for children to engage in to continue with important number skills such as counting, number recognition, simple calculation.
www.hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk – activities for children aged 0-5
www.literacytrust.org.uk chat, play read videos and activities for parents and children from 0-5
www.backyardnature.org.uk – lots of ideas for children to get involved in looking for nature in the garden /yard. Make a bug hotel using empty cardboard boxes left in a corner, and then look to see watch is hiding after a couple of days. Look on the internet to find out the names of the mini beasts hiding in your garden.
Useful websites and activities for younger children.
What to expect, when?
Guidance to support your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage.
Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ3) parent activities
Tiny Happy People
100 things to do before you are 6 – Free to download poster.
50 Fantastic Ideas to Try at Home