Useful Activities

Activities @Home

Below is a list of organisations providing useful resources and activities for you to do with your little ones to help keep them active, engaged and learning whilst at home.

 

Cheshire West and Chester Libraries

It is now possible to join the library online and access eBooks, audio downloads, eMagazines and some eResources straight away without having to collect a card in-branch. 

Complete the online joining form using the link below.

Join Online

After completing the form email libraries@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk confirming your name, date of birth and postcode to receive a temporary card number and password.

This temporary card will be initially valid for one year, and can be exchanged for a physical card once libraries reopen.

 

BookTrust

Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with our free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

BookTrust Website

 

Hungry Little Minds

Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five. You’ll find some short videos and simple, fun activities that you and your child can do together.

Hungry Little Minds Website

 

The National Literacy Trust

Resources and tools for early language development and parental engagement.

The National Literacy Trust Website

 

The Communications Trust

you can find various resources to help support your work in the Early Years, including information about children's communication development and how to identify and support children with speech, language and communication needs. 

The Communications Trust Website

 

The Imagination Tree

Fun and practical activities for parents to use while their children are at home

The Imagination Tree Website

 

National Numeracy

National Numeracy is an independent charity established in 2012 to help raise low levels of numeracy among both adults and children and to promote the importance of everyday maths skills.

National Numeracy Website

 

10 Minute Shake Up games

Change4Life and Disney have teamed up again to bring you new Shake Up games inspired by Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2, and Disney's The Lion King and Frozen. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need every day!

Change4Life Website

 

ABC DOES

50 Fantastic Ideas to Try at Home. This collection of activities/ideas is simply here to help parents and carers find fun things to do if they find themselves unexpectedly at home with younger children.

ABC DOES Website

 

Chester Zoo

Explore our range of resources to help with teaching and learning at home and at school

Chester Zoo Website

 

Cbeebies

Wondering what to do with your children now that they are at home? Here are a few ideas to get you started. 

Cbeebies Website

 

Tiny Happy People

Tiny Happy People is here to help you develop your child's communication skills. Explore our simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development.

Tiny Happy People Website

 

 

Useful resources:

What to expect, when?  (pdf) - Action For Children

A guide to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage.

Small Talk (pdf) - The Communication Trust

How children learn to talk, from birth to age 5