During this challenging time, we wanted to provide you with details of websites that can be accessed at home to support children’s learning and development specifically for the early years. Please find a list of suggested websites below. We hope you find this information useful and enjoy using these sites to enhance your child’s learning experiences at home!
Please do remember to review the sites ahead of time so that you are able to help your children find the best resources available within the sites. Some offer a great number of games, songs, stories, videos etc. so it is important to know the site well in order to support and develop your child’s learning.
Herts for Learning have a lovely range of ideas that link to our curriculum. You can choose the age band most suited to your child, based on the highlighted age band on their Tapestry Baseline assessment.
Great site with some free phonics games
Practise your phonics whilst reading simple comics
Many games often recognised by children from their favourite programmes.
Links to particular cbeebies games from areas of learning.
Cbeebies stories and rhymes.
Interactive books and reading activities to share with your child at home.
New and improved! Try creating your own Spot story.
Listen to a story together.
Books for reading together with links to understanding of the world (good for natural science).
Some excellent numeracy and literacy resources
Good for spelling high frequency and tricky words!
Lots of maths and literacy games
Many games and songs including those relating to festivals.
Many delightful games. Spend some time exploring!
Games of varying quality to support different areas of learning.
The Little animals’ activity centre - plenty of good quality activities to support learning
The Little animals’ activity centre – stories
Various educational games, videos and craft ideas
British Council “Learn English” – songs and stories
Good quality games from a range of websites such as BBC. Supports communication, language and literacy, problem solving, reasoning and numeracy as well as other areas of learning.
Problem solving reasoning and numeracy
Visit the world with Barnaby Bear!
Excellent site built around the 7 areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. You can access a free 7 day trial but you need to subscribe after this period to access the content – various subscription packages available.