Useful websites for parents to support learning 

 

Words for life


http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/

 

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


https://ican.org.uk/i-cans-talking-point/

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.


Mathematics


https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths

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.

 

General

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

https://www.naturallylearning.co.uk/50-outdoor-activities-toddlers/ - 50 outdoor activities for little ones

 

Birmingham Early Years Networks

Forward together for the children of Birmingham

A hub for Birmingham's Early Years Community

https://www.birminghamearlyyearsnetworks.org/online-resources

 

Keep Your Cool Toolbox

Helping young children to better manage their emotions

https://keepyourcooltoolbox.com/

 

Hungry Little Minds (HM Government)

Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

 

STARCATCHERS

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.

https://www.starcatchers.org.uk/

 

National Literacy Trust

Birth to 4 resources

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/birth-4/

 

Tiny Happy People

Help to develop your child's communication skills

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people

 

At home with the Reggio Approach

https://www.reggiochildren.it/en/athomewiththereggioapproach/

 

Look Say Sing Play

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/look-say-sing-play

 

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.

https://www.pacey.org.uk/working-in-childcare/spotlight-on/coronavirus/supporting-children-in-your-setting-coronavirus/

Dr. Dog explains CORONAVIRUS

http://www.lydiamonks.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/DrDogDoc.pdf

Two metres apart activity 

https://cdn-busybees.ams3.digitaloceanspaces.com/downloads/twoMetreActivity.pdf

Our hand washing song

https://www.brighthorizons.com/family-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid19

 

Contact

Advice and support for families with disabled children

https://contact.org.uk/

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