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Websites and videos with free downloadable activities and learning for under Fives.
Spring time/ science/ growth ……
Watch chicks hatching : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iI3FXsRlWk
A bean plant growing from seed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w77zPAtVTuI
Baby animals and parents’ names:
Reading ……….Julia Donaldson, is doing a weekly reading of her books on the Pan Macmillan website, at 4pm every Thursday. There are also free Gruffalo colouring sheets/craft activities on the website
Wellbeing………..Really good, free to download activities to do over a week for 3-5 year olds. Covers all aspects of wellbeing from emotional health, physical health and language developmental activities.
Safe and simple, family-led learning experiences for ages 3 to 12:
https://education.microsoft.com/en-us/resource/755e5a8b (recommended by LA)
For advice on talking to your child about covid-19 , excellent website. NSPCC provides advice on talking to a child about coronavirus / COVID-19
Physical development……..Keeping Children active indoors in confined spaces…..Nursery World has published some ideas using a bed, pillow and duvet https://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/features/article/keeping-children-healthy-indoors-part-1-beds
Maths/ Reading/Writing/ geography/ science
Practical Preschool have created a learning through books activity plan with downloadable resources
Westminster council website have lots of activities for under fives under FIS
You can also join the Library for free on Westminster council website to access lots of downloadable resources for under fives.
The DFE ( Department for education) has released videos and apps that are suitable for home learning. This is the link;
Websites for early learning
www.bookstart.org.uk – Book Sharing and pack Information
http://ukchildrensbooks.co.uk – On-line world of children’s books
– Fun and educational games and crafts
www.literacytrust.org.uk/talk_to_your_baby – Encourages parents to talk more to babies
www.five.tv/milkshake – Fun and educational games & crafts
www.sparklebox.co.uk – Primary and Early Years resources
Every week new stories and drama can be found on;
This video is an example of developing the brain/body connections. Development of cognitive skills, such as sequencing, creative thinking and body/ spatial awareness. Excellent for eye/hand co-ordination. Start with two colours, then three at Nursery level.
Incorporate shapes such as circles, triangles and squares if you want this to be a math's activity. Early learning is multi layered and cross curricular.
Have fun learning through Play!
Booklet from TTS with lots of ideas for stories, nursery rhymes and more. Click to open document.
Toilet Training Tips. Click on document.