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

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

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

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/#0

A wealth of activities and resources for children up to 5 years of age.

 

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents

From Baby Signing to Science.

 

Learning HQ

https://www.earlylearninghq.org.uk/ 

A range of resources including playground games, songs and interactive games.

 

Communication, Language and Literacy

Talking Point

https://ican.org.uk/i-cans-talking-point/parents/

All the information you need to help children develop their speech, language and communication skills.

 

Oxford Owl

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Free e-books for children aged 3-11 from the Oxford Reading Tree.

 

Mr Thorne does Phonics

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqh11DN6jmbCsIPschffPaxvCdS9d6qPN

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!

 

Phonics Play

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase1Menu.htm

Free games to support the consolidation of phase 1 and introduce phase 2 (introduction of some letter sounds).

 

British Council

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/

Designed to support children learning more than language, great for all children – a nice collection of songs and stories.

 

Cbeebies Radio

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

Listening activities for the younger ones.

 

DK Find Out

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/

Non-fiction text, activities and quizzes

 

School Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-early-years/z6bgnrd

Stories, movement activities, listening activities.

 

Mathematics

NRICH

https://nrich.maths.org/13371

Fantastic Early Years Activities with every day resources with guides for adults to help encourage mathematical thinking and reasoning.

 

Crickweb

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

Interactive games with mathematical themes.

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Being, Belonging, Becoming

Introduction: https://bit.ly/33nytyX

Being: https://bit.ly/2QoojZH

Belonging: https://bit.ly/33omYam

Becoming: https://bit.ly/33pmvEV

Part of Surrey County Council’s Learn With Me campaign (https://bit.ly/391scdk)

 

Physical Development

Playdough Recipes

https://www.playdoughrecipe.com/

Get mixing!

 

10 Minute Shake Up Games

https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up/shake-ups?filter=the-incredibles#shakeups-hub

From the good people at Change 4 Life!

 

Naturally Learning

https://www.naturallylearning.co.uk/50-outdoor-activities-toddlers/

50 activities you can do outdoors.

 

Understanding the World

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger children, lots to talk about.

 

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com/

Learn some basic words in another language for free. Search YouTube for supplementary materials.

 

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

A great jumping off point that can lead to more “hands-on” experiences.

 

Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

 

Blue Peter Badges

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

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 

Expressive Arts and Design

The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Good, free art activities

 

Learning for adults (sit back, geek out!)

Open Learn

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University, but everyone can access it.

 

TED

https://www.ted.com/

All sorts of engaging videos and a bit of escapism!

 

We hope you enjoy our list. 🙂




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