Let's get home learning

We've got some great ideas to help little minds learn.

Let's get home learning

We've got some great ideas to help little minds learn.

Let's get home learning

Children learn through little things every day like talking, playing and going about your daily routine.

On this page you'll find lots of ideas and activities that you and your children can do together to help them learn. The activities teach a range of skills and are suitable for children from birth to 5.

Each activity will have ideas that you can adapt to suit older or younger children.

Activities

Tummy time

Tummy time is a great activity to do with a non-mobile baby.

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Endless possibilities and loose parts

Endless possibilities and loose parts can be used anywhere and are a great substitute when you've dropped in to visit a friend or family member and you haven't packed a bag of toys to keep your child entertained.

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Storytellers

Storytelling is an engaging activity that can be done anywhere with your child. It is reading aloud, but you don't necessarily need a book to tell your child a story.

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Exploring new places

Exploring and visiting new places is exciting for your child, it opens their eyes to the world they live in.

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The great outdoors

Use these ideas to make the most of being in the great outdoors with lots of opportunities for learning.

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Listening carefully

Activities for children of different ages to help them tune in to different sounds, an important part of communication.

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Fun with words

Make building your child's vocabulary fun with this obstacle course game.

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Little scientists

Inspire curiosity and learn about colour mixing and patterns with this simple experiment you can do at home.

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Curious objects

Looking at artefacts or objects from the past can help spark your child's curiosity about history.

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Little chefs

Cooking with your child is the best way to teach your child about eating the right types of food.

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Outdoor games

Find out more about what your child can learn from playing outdoor games and try these three ideas.

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Making the story come alive - sound effects

Create an interactive story-time with your child.

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Washing the car

Water play is an accessible activity that your child can learn a great deal from. 

If you don't have a car, wash the children's outdoor toys such as the slide or their bikes.

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Planting and growing

Gardening offers so many fun and interesting opportunities for your child.

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A gift for someone special

Teach your child what a heartfelt thank you feels like with this paper pulp pendant activity.

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Making a card and posting it

A fun way to engage your child in making marks (early writing).

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Going on a journey

Going on a journey with your child on public transport let's your child see the world they live in alongside you.

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Homes for mini-beasts

Help develop your child's knowledge of the natural world they live in. 

This is a project that will take time, lasting a weekend (on and off) but you can use these ideas to teach your child about nature at any time.

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Den making

Encourage your child to get creative and develop their problem solving skills with these den building ideas.

Make a leaf crown

Celebrate the changing seasons and connect with nature by making a leaf crown.

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Tinkering

Hands-on tinkering with tools and old electrical equipment is great for exploring, inventing and developing fine motor skills.

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Hide and seek or peek-a-boo

Did you know that children learn lots of skills from these simple games?

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Follow my leader

A fun way to teach your child new physical skills. You don't need any resources for this game.

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Tips for parents

  1. Browse the activities and pick ones that suit you, your child and your day.
  2. We've suggested how you can adapt the activities for children of different ages but these are just a guide, you know your child best.
  3. Have fun!