Early Years Online / home learning resources
*Orchard Toys: https://www.orchardtoys.com/
Here there are lots of fab free activities including phonics, maths, interactive games and print out puzzles!
*Hungry Little Minds https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/
Supported by the DfE – activities for parents/carers to engage in with their children Birth to five years old. Includes electronic links to a variety of other EY online resources.
Interactive stories and games.
*Chatter Pack https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning - lots of links to resources and guidance
*National Geographic Kids https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for young children.
*The Kids Should See This https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos
*Crash Course Kids https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
You Tube videos on many subjects for a younger audience
*Paw Print Badges https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
*Cbeebies Radio https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger child.
Lots of fun games to play, songs to sing, stories to listen to – linked to children’s favourite TV characters/programmes
Fun ways with numbers. Including: counting, adding on, subtraction.
*Nature Detectives https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/activities/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
*The Artful Parent https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities – you need a Facebook account to access the page
*Red Ted Art https://www.redtedart.com
*Lingumi (For children aged 2-5): Sets of learning games, speech recognition games and video-based games to help with a child’s grammar and getting them speaking their first words early on. https://lingumi.com/
*Kaligo (For children aged 3-5): The first digital handwriting exercise book using a stylus and tablet, built using AI and co-created with teachers, occupational therapists and neuroscientists. https://www.kaligo-apps.com/