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How parents can support ECE-level learning

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RESEARCH-INFORMED RESOURCES

Principles of home-based learning for parents

An introduction to the principles of home-based learning and how parents can support their children’s learning and wellbeing.

How cooking together supports your child’s learning

Make the most of everyday family cooking for learning opportunities for your child

Learning maths at home with children aged 3-7

Practical and straightforward ideas for parents to help them support their children’s understanding of maths.

Supporting the learning of babies and toddlers at home

How to support babies and toddlers to play and learn through the exploration of common household items, books and rhymes.

A guide to finding books for children online

Links to websites with a range of e-books for children, and advice for parents about reading online.

Learning at home: A visual scheduling tool for children with autism spectrum disorder

A visual scheduling tool designed to help parents of children with ASD support their learning and wellbeing while on lockdown.

WELLBEING INFORMATION

Bear ends his lock down

A story to help children to understand the current lockdown situation

Bear stays in lockdown

A story to help children to understand the current lockdown situation

Bear Settles into Lockdown

A story to help children to understand the current lockdown situation

Bear Goes into Lockdown

A story to help children to understand the current lockdown situation

Supporting wellbeing and resilience

Simple but effective ways for parents and caregivers to enhance wellbeing and build resilience in children while on lockdown.

The importance of play for wellbeing and learning at all ages

An introduction to the different types of play and their extensive benefits for children’s emotional wellbeing and cognitive development.

Easy learning activities

Get creative with plastic and paint

Combine plastic film with paint for some interesting sensory play!

Search and reveal drawings

Two cool ideas for your drawing inspiration, which involve “hiding” and “searching” a scene of your own imagination

Story time! Great stories available as audiobooks for your children – week 5

A list of stories that are available as audiobooks that we think make for great listening

Make ice cream in a bag!

A sure favourite for all ages: a quick and easy recipe for making ice cream in a plastic bag!

Create a monster and make it talk!

Have fun with modelling materials to create a monster, and then use Chatterpix Kids to make it talk!

Build an unsinkable boat

Use whatever you have to hand at home to build a boat, and see if it can carry different objects across the water

Shadow drawing

An exciting provocations to get your child drawing, which can tempt even the most reluctant artists

Story time! Great stories available as audiobooks for your children – week 4

A list of stories that are available as audiobooks that we think make for great listening

Observational drawing match game

Get outside to collect objects for a match game, and develop your child’s skills in observing and recording

Kitchen science with red cabbage

A fun experiment using red cabbage water as a pH indicator to test the acidity or alkalinity of liquids, with surprising results.

Reading dens

Emphasise the adventure of books by creating a reading den!

Magic reveal drawings – simply with water!

A “magic” drawing trick which will appeal to reluctant and keen artists alike, and which can be adapted for a range of creative and imaginative purposes.

"The teaching community relies on The Education Hub for reliable, evidence-based information – it's great they're able to offer this kind of support to parents too right now."

Heather, ECE centre manager

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USEFUL WEBSITES FOR THIS AGE GROUP

Activities for toddlers

Why we like this: 12 easy ideas for entertaining energetic toddlers. Nearly all of the activities can be done either with little to no equipment or with things that most households will have. 


A social story about Covid-19

Why we like this: This is a useful way to explain to young children what covid-19 is and what it means for them and the world more generally.


Daily stories read aloud by Oliver Jeffers

Why we like this: These are wonderfully entertaining and engaging stories (between 15 and 30 minutes each) and there’s an opportunity for parents to then talk with their children afterwards about the story.