Every week we are finding incredible resources, both new and old and sharing them on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and in our weekly newsletter. Below are some of the standout sites this week!
As a response to school closures, the National Literacy Trust have developed a comprehensive web portal for parents and carers, to support you during this time. Split up by age group (up to 12), they provide ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development. The site includes free access to reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges. Every resource is available for free, although to access some you may need to create a free account.
For older children who are into art, Artrageous with Nat is a fun, modern Youtube channel for older children with artist challenges, tips for improving your own art, to contemporary takes on famous historical artists like Michaelangelo. Worth an explore!
For child-friendly news content, The Rundown by ITV, a new edition drops every afternoon on the ITV News Instagram account in their Stories section.
Sesame Street do child friendly Hand-Washing Videos
Sesame street use Elmo and the Cookie monster to help spread the importance of, and how to, properly wash your hands. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQn0z6xa8II and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojI46TakX3A