The Department of Education have published guidance on Helping Pre-School Children Learn at Home during the current Coronavirus pandemic which you may find useful. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-children-aged-2-to-4-to-learn-at-home-during-coronavirus-covid-19
The Department for Education have also brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education
Parents of children with Special Educational Needs may find the attached document with specific Early Years/SEND websites helpful: https://chiddingstonenursery.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Support-for-parents-of-children-with-SEND.docx
The Education People, in order to support families and children during the current Nursery closure, have developed a regular series of ideas for families to do at home with their children. They will publish a new edition of their Growing and Learning Together online resources every Friday.
During the Nursery’s closure, we have also put together a list of home learning resources:
https://www.twinkl.com/offer and enter code CVDTWINKLHELPS
Sign up to Mentally Healthy Schools for fortnightly coronavirus toolkits from Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Each toolkit includes resources for school staff, parents and children to address mental health and wellbeing needs during this time. https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/
Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with our free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters. https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/
BookTrust Favourite books for 0-5s by age
On the hunt for a brilliant book for a baby, or the perfect present for a 3-year-old? Look no further. We’ve created six tailor-made booklists – one for every age up to five years old. https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/our-recommendations/best-books-for-0-5s/
David Walliams is releasing a free children’s audio book daily for the next 30 days. The first story is already available for download on Walliams’ website. Called ‘The Terrible Triplets’, it’s part of his book ‘The World’s Worst Children 3’, a collation of different stories that was released in 2018.
The audio book extracts will be released daily at 11am, and will be selected from his ‘World’s Worst Children’ book series.