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Learning Links

Please see below a range of links to websites you might find useful when at home with your child.

Tata Storytime Folktales

Fantastic actors combine live narration to tell beautifully animated kids’ stories.   With adapted Folk stories (also known as fables or fairytales) from Africa & the Caribbean helping your children learn moral tales in a fun & exciting way.  Aimed at Pre-school to 8 year olds, its unique mix of live reading with Cartoons is perfect for entertaining & educating your toddler & your older child.

Kids stories read aloud | Tata Storytime

CBeebies - JoJo and GranGran

Animated stories about JoJo who is almost five and GranGran who is her wise and loving grandmother.  They live close to each other and Gran Gran always has something fun planned to do when JoJo come so visit.

Nursery Rhymes and Songs - Medleys

BBC Teach>School Radio>EYFS>Nursery Rhymes and Songs

Medleys from our Nursery Rhymes collection: 60 minute, 30 minute and 20 minute medleys; lullabies and sleep-time songs; action songs; counting songs; and other medleys.

Nursery Rhymes and Songs - Medleys - BBC Teach

Tiny Happy People

BBC Fun activities and things to do with your child to help with their communication skills. Almost any daily activity is a chance to talk, bond and have fun with your child.  Just select an age for some ideas of things to do with your child today.

Activities for kids: Fun development and bonding ideas for babies, toddlers and pre-school children - BBC Tiny Happy People

Boogie Beebies

Fun songs and dances to try CBeebies - Boogie Beebies

BBC Bitesize

While our website focuses on learning resources for school-aged children, we know that pre-school little ones all over can benefit from educational fun at home. So to get you started, we've put together this guide of early years content across Bitesize, BBC Teach and CBeebies.

And for more inspiration, you can also download the CBeebies Go Explore app to access games and videos featuring CBeebies favourites, from phonics with the Alphablocks to shapes with Hey Duggee

This website has some great interactive games for young children
Early years resources for learning at home - BBC Bitesize

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'Words for Life' is created by the National Literacy Trust and provides parents, children and young people with activities and support to improve their language, literacy and communication skills from home.  Activities are broken down in to age bands to support parents in locating relevant books and activities.   Activities for children 0 – 5!

Words for Life | National Literacy Trust | Words for Life

The Children’s Poetry Archive

Bounce and Rhyme collection – this collection is especially for Under 5s.  These poems were chosen for their rhythm and pace and should have your little ones bouncing along and enjoying the tempo and sound of the words.  They cover lots of different themes, from bubbles to iguanas! You can snuggle down and listen together.

Bounce and Rhyme | Children's Poetry Archive


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