Here is a list of websites that provide educational resources and activities for you to do at home with your child. Most of them are online activities and some give you ‘hands on’ ideas and activities. There are so many websites to choose from but the ones I have chosen are fun, engaging and I use them myself as a teacher. I hope that you and your child enjoy the learning opportunities on these websites.
Have fun, love Miss Jones
You can access over 100 free ebooks on this website. You will need to register and then you can login to read the ebooks with your child. Select books for ages 4-5 but also use ages 3 -4 or ages 5- 6 if these are more appropriate for your child. To help you decide which level to use your child should be reading books with around 95% accuracy. Reading every day is a really good activity to continue with your child.
The book trust website has a range of picture books to read with your child.
This website is so much fun. It’s quick and easy to register as a parent. Click on start you reading adventure now and then you can login and your child can create their own monster and go on an adventure, playing phonics games as they will win prizes and move up the levels.
Songs and Stories
The British council is an excellent website for reception children. Go to the listen and watch section to listen to songs and stories. The Alphabet Song, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Dinosaur 1-10 are some of our favourite songs. There are also other sections to the website that you and your child might like. These are read and write, speak and spell and fun and games.
BBC school radio EYFS has a variety high quality nursery rhyme videos for you to watch and sing with your child. The counting songs are brilliant way to get your child using mathematical language. The listen and play and playtime section have audios of traditional tales and early learning topics and games to develop your child’s listening skills.
The nrich website has practical maths activities that you can do with your child at home. Go to the EYFS section of the website.
A lovely Easter activity based on the book We’re Going on a Egg Hunt (hear it being read on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIxOrCXHLi8). When you set up your Easter hunt You could use chocolate eggs as suggested or Lego pieces, buttons or any object around the house that has different colours. You don’t need an Easter basket either, you can use a cup or container.
Great for phonics games. Go to free resources and play the games in phase 1, 2 and 3.
Another great phonics website. Go to phase 1, 2 and 3 games.
Games and activities
Has a selection of games to practise number and shape, space and measure skills.
Cbeebies is always a favourite. It’s not just for watching TV shows. These sections of the website are fun and educational; games, quizzes and puzzles, topics.
Topmarks has collected a range of games from various websites and put them all into one place. Select the early years section of the website. There are some fun maths games, such as Teddy Bear Numbers and for more of a challenge Higher and Lower and Ways to Make. You will also find many other activities here, including phonics activities.