By / 17th March, 2020 / Nursery, Reception / Off

Early Years Websites

Dear Parents,

We hope you find this information useful and enjoy using these sites to enhance your child’s learning experiences at home! Please find time to read stories together daily and enhance learning through play, such as, playing board games. In addition, please practise correct letter and number formation. Please check our class pages regularly for updates.

Kind regards,

Miss Kavanagh & Mrs Yates

Web sites for young children

Always 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.

www.busythings.co.uk
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.

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm
Great site with free phonics games. Nursery can access phase 1 games to support their listening and attention skills, Reception can access phase 2 and 3 games to support their phonic application.

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies
Many games often recognised by children from their favourite programmes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/eyfs/
Links to particular cbeebies games from areas of learning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories
cbeebies stories and rhymes.

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Interactive books and reading activities to share with your child at home.

http://www.funwithspot.com/
New and improved! Try creating your own Spot story.

www.sebastianswan.org.uk
Books for reading together with links to understanding of the world (good for natural science).

http://www.ictgames.com/
Some excellent numeracy and literacy resources.

http://www.ictgames.com/looCoverWriteCheck/LCWC_demo/index.html
Good for spelling high frequency and tricky words!

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html
Lots of maths and literacy games

www.boowakwala.com
Many games and songs including those relating to festivals.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37
Games of varying quality to support different areas of learning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/story/sbi.shtml
The Little animals’ activity centre – stories

www.abc.net.au/children/play
Various educational games, videos and craft ideas

www.britishcouncil.org/kids-songs-little-kids.htm
British Council “Learn English” – songs and stories

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/15.cfm?s=15&p=252,index
Good quality games from a range of websites such as BBC, as well as Birmingham’s own. Supports communication, language and literacy, problem solving, reasoning and numeracy as well as other areas of learning.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime/index.shtml
Problem solving reasoning and numeracy

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/barnabybear/
Visit the world with Barnaby Bear

www.twinkl.co.uk
Resources provided under EYFS to support all 7 areas of learning.