Early Years Online / home learning resources
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/
Phonics Hero (For school-aged children): Over 850 fun, varied and motivating games take a child step-by-step through the 44 sounds, the reading and spelling of words, and how to conquer sentences. https://www.phonicshero.com/
Teach Your Monster to Read (For school-aged children): Covers the first two years of learning to read, from matching letters and sounds to enjoying little books, designed in collaboration with leading academics. https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
Navigo Game (For school-aged children): Focuses on developing skills that underpin reading, including phonics, letters and sounds, designed by UCL Institute of Education and Fish in a Bottle. https://iread-project.eu/game/
Fonetti (For school-aged children): The world’s first ‘Listening Bookshop’ interacting with children by giving visual cues in real-time as they read aloud and highlighting where the most support is needed. https://www.fonetti.com/
The Imagination Tree https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Five Minute Mum https://fiveminutemum.com/
Lots of fun ideas. Provides an outline of how parents/carers could structure their day. In addition, she is planning to provide a video a day on what games to play.
@oliverjeffers – Reads a story every night 6pm
Interactive Phonics Resources
PhonicsPlay.co.uk - Free resources for all Phases. School subscription £120/year. Also available as an app £0.79 (Phase 2 only. Phase 3 to follow soon). FREE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PERIOD https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
Teach your Monster to Read https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
Phonics’ and early reading. Free to register. Promoted and used by Oxfordshire schools
Education City - Subscription website for all curriculum areas. Links to Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics. Between £100-165 per curriculum area. https://www.educationcity.com/
TESiBoard - Free resources available for all curriculum areas. iboard+ £11.99/year. https://www.tes.com/articles/ict-games-interactive-whiteboard-resources-and-activities-primary-and-secondary
Twinkl - App covering all Phases £4.99 (lite version available for free) https://www.twinkl.co.uk/
Oxford Owl website – useful information for staff and parents. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home
Coosi box: Creative Drawing & Share Imagination https://www.educationalappstore.com/app/coosi-box-creative-drawing
Bizzibrains I Learn: interactive storybook allowing you to add your own photos to the main characters http://literacyapps.literacytrust.org.uk/bizzibrains-i-learn/
ABC gurus - https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/abc-gurus/id932417099
Hairy phonics - My Story a simple book creator app, great for making multi-modal texts. Children can insert photographs, clipart, saved images. They can also record their voice and there are a range of mark making tools for them to write and record their ideas. https://www.nessy.com/uk/apps/hairy-phonics-1-2/