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Stay and Play Messy Mondays


With our children spending more time indoors and playing online, it’s important to protect them from risks, the NSPCC has provided support with this.

Action for Children

Inexpensive and easy activities you can do with your children at home

BBC Bitesize

Learning resources for children and adults

Cbeebies Bedtime Stories (BBC iPlayer)

Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre

West Silver Town Foundation

Lot’s of virtual activities on their Facebook page

Bonny Downs Community Association

Community-led charity supporting residents

World Book Day

Celebrate the World of books & reading! This is a great website to encourage a love of reading.

Book Trust

Reading charity supports children to develop a love of reading.

Tiny Happy People from the BBC

It helps you develop your child’s communication skills. Explore our simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development.

Hungry Little Minds

You’ll find some short videos and simple, fun activities that you and your child can do together. The activities are broken down by age, and has been put together by the government to help tackle the barriers some parents face in supporting their child’s learning at home, including time, confidence, and ideas of things to do.

Love My Books

There are suggestions for reading, talking, and writing, and there are ideas for play, art, and other creative activities to fire children’s imagination and extend their enjoyment of the stories.

Bloomsbury Early Years poetry

View now for some fun poetry tasks that will help little ones build their vocabulary.

Dance activity from 50 Fantastic Ideas for Supporting Children’s Wellbeing

Moving to music is fun and enjoyable. Here’s a fun idea for creating a silly dance with children. All you need is music!


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  • Covid-19 and useful links
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