Hungry Little Minds
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.
https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/resources-list-for-home-learning – lots of links to resources and guidance
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for young children.
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
Crash Course Kids
You Tube videos on many subjects for a younger audience
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
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.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities – you need a Facebook account to access the page
Red Ted Art
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
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Five Minute Mum
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
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.
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 https://literacyapps.literacytrust.org.uk/bizzibrains-i-learn/
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/