In response to the Coronavirus situation- many companies are offering online resources and subscriptions for free to help parents/carers support learning at home when/if schools and settings are closed. This is so helpful and generous. The problem is that many of these links require endless printing. I am sure I'm not the only parent who doesn't have an expensive printer and doesn't always have ink... plus the ink is expensive... costing more than the printer to replenish....
So with this in mind.
Most parents/carers though will have access to the internet through a phone/tablet/pc/laptop or even a gaming console.
The following links provide online activities or suggestions of things to do that don't require the use of tech.
Note of caution- these resources were not written for this specific situation so mentions of being out and about eg at the library need to be highlighted as not appropriate in this
Hope these help! Feel free to share with your parents/carers/friends and colleagues.
Please add further suggestions for non-printing resources in the comments boxes!
Online suggestions/activities for things to do at home together (pdfs) from Surrey County Council (ignore mentions of visits to public places/meeting in groups)
Write with me (0-5)
Being, belonging, becoming - (Personal, Social and Emotional Development) https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/families/publications/being-belonging-becoming-parent-information-cards
Learning together at home: online resources/games
Look at some of our favourite Number songs on Jack Hartmanns Youtube channel!
Look at the Cbeebies website for fun activities to do together
Lots of fun number games to play here…
Phonics play- free online activities (no need to sign up) UPDATE: free membership coming soon)
For Nursery children please use the Phase 1 games
For Reception please use the phase 1, 2 or 3 games
Hungry little minds campaigns for the 0 – 5s…lots of great stuff here too!
Ideas for reading together at home