Learning resources

Fun, play-based activities

These resources provide a range of fun, play-based activities that will help to inspire, engage and educate your young child.

They are linked to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and are based around play, development and fun with the family. Enjoy exploring these different activities and having fun with your child as they learn new things.  

'Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning' - Diane Ackerman

Helpful links

Link Age  Description Cost
The Pants Song 3 to 7 years A children's story by Giles Andreae and Nick Sharratt, sung by Lenny Henry (You Tube) Free
The Gruffalo 3 to 7 years A children's story by Julia Donaldson (You Tube) Free
The Smartest Giant in Town 3 to 7 years A children's story by Julia Donaldson (You Tube) Free
EYFSHome 3 to 5 years Daily fun activities for 3-5 year-olds,
linked to the EYFS Early Learning Goals
Numberblocks 3 to 7 years Videos of animated adventures of the characters 1 up to 20 Free
NRICH  3 to 18 years Fun activities that support problem solving and reasoning Free
BBC Tiny Happy People  3 to 5 years
Simple activities and play ideas to develop children's communication skills
Hungry Little Minds 3 to 5 years Simple, fun activities for children, supporting parents in developing their home learning environment Free
CBeebies 3 to 7 years Songs, poems and stories for young children Free
Busy Things 3 to 11 years Educational games and activities Subscription fee 1 month for £1 then £4.49 thereafter
ABC Does 3 to 5 years Alistair Bryce Clegg's website has a range of activities for parents and children to enjoy at home Free
BBC Bitesize 3 to 18 years Daily lessons, videos and activities categorised by age and subject that cover the whole curriculum Free