Useful websites for parents to support learning
Partnership with parents and families is central to the Early Years Foundation Stage. We have gathered some helpful resources to help support children's learning and development at home.
Words for life
Reading and Writing
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/programmes-and-campaigns/bookstart/families/ - Books, stories and rhymes ideas and activities
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks - Letter games for 3-6 year olds
Speech, language and communication
http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/ - Phonic information and activities. Phase 1 for 3-4 year olds.
https://small-talk.org.uk/ - Chat, Play and read activities for 0-5 year olds.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks - Number games for 3-6 year olds
https://nrich.maths.org/early-years - A range of Maths activities
Physical Development and Healthy Lifestyles
http://startwellbirmingham.co.uk/ - Healthy eating and physical information ideas and activities for 0-5
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga - Yoga activities based on children's favourite characters
https://www.nhs.uk/change4life - Healthy eating and physical information ideas and activities
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mvs- videos that get younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters.
Games and activities you can do with your child to have fun together and get them developing speaking and listening skills, building vocabulary and counting. Most important of all, these ideas are great fun!
http://www.familylearning.org.uk/preschool-games.html - Early Learning Interactive games for 3-4 year olds
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies - Early Learning games and activities for early years
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games - Early Learning interactive games for 0-6 year olds
Keep Your Cool Toolbox
Helping young children to better manage their emotions
Hungry Little Minds (HM Government)
Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five
Starcatchers is Scotland's National Arts and Early Years organisation specialising in creating performances and exploring creative activity for babies, toddlers and young children aged 0-5 and the adults who care for them.
National Literacy Trust
Birth to 4 resources
Tiny Happy People
Help to develop your child's communication skills
At home with the Reggio Approach
Look Say Sing Play
Advice and support for families with disabled children
Helping young children understand COVID:
Children can learn in age-appropriate ways about how they can keep themselves safe, including regular hand washing and using tissues.
Dr. Dog explains CORONAVIRUS
Two metres apart activity
Our hand washing song