Home Learning: Children aged 3 to 5
No doubt you will want to create a healthy balance between screen time and other activities, but some online resources can help you plan ahead and trigger a sequence of learning activities that will support children’s learning across the EYFS. High quality adult-child interaction is key!
Mixed Areas of Development
Cbeebies provides interesting resources for music and movement, puzzles and things to make and do. Many of these are ordered by topic.
Hungry Little Minds
A wealth of activities and resources for children up to 5 years of age.
From Baby Signing to Science.
A range of resources including playground games, songs and interactive games.
Communication, Language and Literacy
All the information you need to help children develop their speech, language and communication skills.
Free e-books for children aged 3-11 from the Oxford Reading Tree.
Mr Thorne does Phonics
Focus on a sound a day (starting with s, a, t, i, p, n). When you have learned to say the sound, go on a sound hunt and see what objects you can find that have that sound in their name! /s/ for spoon!
Free games to support the consolidation of phase 1 and introduce phase 2 (introduction of some letter sounds).
Designed to support children learning more than language, great for all children – a nice collection of songs and stories.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
DK Find Out
Non-fiction text, activities and quizzes
Stories, movement activities, listening activities.
Fantastic Early Years Activities with every day resources with guides for adults to help encourage mathematical thinking and reasoning.
Interactive games with mathematical themes.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Being, Belonging, Becoming
Part of Surrey County Council’s Learn With Me campaign (https://bit.ly/391scdk)
10 Minute Shake Up Games
From the good people at Change 4 Life!
50 activities you can do outdoors.
Understanding the World
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger children, lots to talk about.
Learn some basic words in another language for free. Search YouTube for supplementary materials.
A great jumping off point that can lead to more “hands-on” experiences.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
Expressive Arts and Design
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Learning for adults (sit back, geek out!)
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University, but everyone can access it.
All sorts of engaging videos and a bit of escapism!
We hope you enjoy our list. 🙂