Covid-19 Support and Advice for Parents

Here are a list of online resources which may help to keep your child entertained if you are choosing to self-isolate or if school closures happen.  Unlike the primary curriculum we know our children learn best through a practical hands on approach which is delivered through play.

 

Twinkl:
Twinkl are offering one month’s free membership for families choosing to home school their children.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Search for EYFS resources and plans for practical ideas

 

Learning and Exploring Through Play:
www.learningandexploringthroughplay.com
Huge bank of activity ideas - arts, crafts, sensory play. (Search via Facebook)
Gain inspiration from fellow parents/teachers who share copious amounts of ideas daily. Share your own, ask for advice and connect

 

 Oliver Jeffers :

The acclaimed author will be reading a story each evening for the children. Please find his link on Facebook

 

Messy Little Monster:
https://www.messylittlemonster.com

Art, craft and messy play fun!

 

Hello Wonderful:
https://www.hellowonderful.co

 

Preschool Inspirations:
https://preschoolinspirations.com

 

Red Ted Art:
www.redtedart.com

 

Imagination Tree:
https://theimaginationtree.com/

 

Best Ideas for Kids:
https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/indoor-activities-for-kids/

One hundred ideas of fun things to do inside with children

 

 

The Kids Should See This:

https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/coronavirus-covid-19-social-distancing-soap-pandemic

lots of short film clips for curious minds

National Geographic Kids:
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Video clips and information to support the World Around Us

 

Scholastic:
http://www.scholastic.com

Search EY resources, free learn at home resources are available

 

Oxford Owl for Home:
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of activities including pairs games, shape match and stories from lots of the authors the children love.

 

Topmarks:  

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Is good for all ages from preschool, again search for Early Years  

 

Mystery Science:
https://www.mysteryscience.com

Lots of interesting science experiences

 

Cbeebies:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

 

Nature Detectives:
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetect…/

 

British Council:  
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

 

Blockly:
https://blockly.games
we have been enjoying using our robot in class so this is an extension to very early coding

 

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.

 

Blue Peter Badges:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 

The Artful Parent:
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities

 

World Book  Day: 

https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/nursery/

Lots of interesting tasks and resources linked to books which the children enjoy

 

Toy Theater:
https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games for preschool children and older

 

DK Find Out:
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/…
Activities and quizzes based on World Around Us Topics