Tops Day Nurseries have remained open for those who fall under the Key Worker category, but most families are now facing the reality that they will need to self-isolate and remain at home whilst nurseries and schools remain closed.
At Tops, we want to support families as much as we can through these difficult times, especially as we understand the effect these lifestyle changes can have on children. Learning is fundamental to children’s development and that is why we have put together a list of some resources that can help you with your child’s learning while at home.
MyHappyMind has put together a lovely guide to Coronavirus in an easy way for children to understand. The guide also includes some great activities you can do with your child to teach them the importance of hygiene, including the pepper challenge!
The TTS group has created an Early Years home learning collection packed with various activities, songs and learning tools for you to go through at home. From learning how to make playdough to trying new exercises, there is plenty of content for you to try at home.
The Communication Trust offers many resources for teaching Communication & Language that you can download. Small talk is another great site that offers various play, chat and reading ideas based on the specific age of your child.
BBC Tiny Happy People have lots of resources on their website to support child development and communication. New content is released every Tuesday.
If you’re looking for some Physical Development ideas, Change 4 Life was launched by the NHS to help support families with food and exercise tips. Active For Life also offers a list of 49 fun and unique activities to do with children aged 2-4, while Cosmic Kids has some fantastic Yoga movements!
Take a look at some of these websites for a wide range of Literacy & Maths learning and activity tools:
- Teach Your Monster To Read
- Letters & Sounds
- Phonics Play
- Phonics Bloom
- Number Blocks (BBC)
- Oxford Owl
Don’t forget it is also important for children to practice their Expressive Arts & Design to build on their creativity! Little Owls Resources and Easy Peasy & Fun both offer hundreds of crafty ideas for your little ones.
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