The British Association for Early Childhood Education
Ideas for parents as suggested on the Early Education (The British Association for Early Childhood Education) website:
Playing and Exploring
- The Gruffalo website
- Octonauts on CBeebies if you feel inspired by Dr Verity Campbell-Barr’s blog on home schooling on our Early Education website
- @RebeccaRHelm on Twitter is tweeting facts and pictures about the open ocean every weekday
- @Emilydoodles on Twitter is the learning officer at Leeds Museum and is sharing fascinating scientific objects and facts – one week was all about sea creatures.
- Bird drawing – Matt Sewell on Instagram live bird drawing on Friday afternoons.
- @ScholasticUK on Facebook are showing Julia Donaldson reading and performing songs live every Thursday at 4pm.
- If you use Apple, Eric Carle: Artist and AR pioneer has enabled The Very Hungry Caterpillar AR to enter the (almost) real world with augmented reality!
- Chester Zoo on Facebook have been live with their virtual zoo days and you can view their films afterwards on their page.
- 50 things activities to do in your back garden if you’re lucky enough to have a garden this has plenty of ideas. Alternatively, the 50 things to do before you’re five App offers many options.
- Six ways to help your child come to terms with lockdown loss from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, on BBC Bitesize
- Winston’s Wish is an organisation that supports children who have lost a parent or sibling
- Dr Karen Treisman’s Safe Hands Thinking Minds website has lots of info to support anxiety
Free resources for home learning
- If you would like to see more links, here’s a good summary of 87 free resources for home learning from TES (28th March 2020).
Encouraging and supporting
- The new rules of lockdown: how to stay clean, safe and two metres away from everyone from the Guardian (2nd April 2020)