Learning at home together

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 always 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 unpresidented situation.


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)


Talk to me (0-5) https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/families/publications/under-fives-communication-leaflets-for-parents


Talking time activities https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/families/publications/talking-time-activity-cards


Read with me (0-5) https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/families/publications/read-with-me-reading-tips-for-parents


Write with me (0-5)



Count with me (0-5) https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/families/publications/count-with-me-maths-tips-for-parents


Move with me (0-5) https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/families/publications/move-with-me-physical-development-tips-leaflets


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


Some ideas based on a spinner I developed online- (and even being used in Chicago!!!) https://earlymath.erikson.edu/ideas/




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








EYFS home: Some great ideas on here!https://www.eyfshome.com/






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  • Laura Ellis (Saturday, March 14 20 08:57 am GMT)

    I know it’s You Tube, but Maddie Moat has wonderful videos about all sorts of interesting things including a look inside a Lego factory! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=57a30ObPBqc

  • Sam (Saturday, March 14 20 02:53 pm GMT)


  • Catherine Davies (Thursday, December 31 20 07:16 pm GMT)

    I've just seen you mentioned on the Erikson website Elaine! Keep Spinning!
    Happy New Year!

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