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Monkstown Nursery School, Monkstown, Newtownabbey

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 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 and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS

Search for EYFS resources and plans for practical ideas

Learning and Exploring Through Play:
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:

Art, craft and messy play fun!

Hello Wonderful:

Preschool Inspirations:

Red Ted Art:

Imagination Tree:

Best Ideas for Kids:

One hundred ideas of fun things to do inside with children

The Kids Should See This:

lots of short film clips for curious minds

National Geographic Kids:

Video clips and information to support the World Around Us


Search EY resources, free learn at home resources are available

Oxford Owl for Home:
Lots of activities including pairs games, shape match and stories from lots of the authors the children love.


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

Mystery Science:

Lots of interesting science experiences


Nature Detectives:…/

British Council:

we have been enjoying using our robot in class so this is an extension to very early coding

Paw Print Badges:
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Blue Peter Badges:

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent:
Good, free art activities

World Book  Day:

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

Toy Theater:
Educational online games for preschool children and older

DK Find Out:…
Activities and quizzes based on World Around Us Topics