Web sites for reception 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.
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.
Great site with some free phonics games
Many games often recognised by children from their favourite programmes.
Links to particular cbeebies games from areas of learning.
cbeebies stories and rhymes.
Interactive books and reading activities to share with your child at home.
New and improved! Try creating your own Spot story.
Some excellent numeracy and literacy resources
Lots of maths and literacy games
Many games and songs including those relating to festivals.
Many delightful games. Spend some time exploring!
Games of varying quality to support different areas of learning.
Problem solving reasoning and numeracy
Visit the world with Barnaby Bear!
Problem Solving Activities & Early Maths
Lots of stories, songs and activities.
The following websites are for parents to access with ideas of activities they can do with their child or activities they can set up to support their child’s continuing learning at home.
www.playhooray.co.uk/blog/news/play-for-all-ages - this site has 10 practical ideas for parents for reception and Year groups 1-6
www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths - lots of ideas for practical maths activities to do at home
www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies - Numberblocks - activities for children to engage in to continue with important number skills such as counting, number recognition, simple calculation.
hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ – activities for children aged 0-5
www.literacytrust.org.uk chat, play read videos and activities for parents and children from 0-5
www.backyardnature.org.uk – lots of ideas for children to get involved in looking for nature in the garden /yard. Make a bug hotel using empty cardboard boxes left in a corner, and then look to see watch is hiding after a couple of days. Look on the internet to find out the names of the mini beasts hiding in your garden.
www.woodlandtrust.org.uk / www.nationalinsectweek.co.uk for nature’s detective ideas and activities