Animal Masks to Print
Downloadable, coloured masks - Just right for
playing and plays (eg assemblies)
Billy Bear 4
Worksheets and Writing Paper from Billy Bear 4 Kids. There are some
sweet early worksheets here - a very useful blank page (with lines
drawn for little children), practice patterns, a page for each
letter individually and one for the whole alphabet. There is also
one for numbers. Further down the page there are lots of themed
blank writing pages which you could use for practice throughout the
year as appropriate.
Young children and their parents may already know the BoohBahs. This
site has lots of fun activities for little computer-users and not a
word of explanation - they have to work out what to do. "It's
magic!" says the Vaultman.
CBeebies Home Page
Just what you would expect.
CMN is an
international, non-profit-making organisation for teachers,
practitioners, students, researchers and teacher educators working
with children in the birth-8 year age range. They focus on
children's mathematical graphics and the meanings children make.
A fascinating site and well worth a look. (Oh, and it's a site that
CrickWeb Early Years Page
A great collection of online activities for children
in the Foundation Stage.
A collection of useful ICT-based activities and ideas.
First School Years
Free worksheets, flashcards and resources for Early
Years, KS1 and lower KS2.
Fun With Spot
The website for Eric Hill's Spot. Online activities for children and a Grownups' page with
links and other information. First rate!
in the Foundation Stage (Dudley Virtual Resource Centre)
Child friendly links to online activites. There is also a useful
teachers' page with lots of links.
Online games, songs and stories aimed primarily at preschool and
Foundation age children. Free registration is needed to get the best
out of the site, but have a look at the Directory section.
On line activities for small people. Enjoyable.
NAACE Primary Early Years
BAsed on the old MAPE
Foundation pages this presentation looks at the way in which many
of the Early Learning Goals can be addressed using Information and
Communications Technology (ICT).
Northumberland Grid for Learning
There are some useful activities for learning mouse skills here - eg
design a face, dress Barnaby Bear etc.
A literacy website designed for Reception and KS1 children and teachers by Kent LEA.
A collection of "Big Books" with supporting materials for teachers.
Children can post comments on the books to Sebastian's Blog. Excellent.
Suite of free programs for early learning. There are
also links to the same author's other freeware.
An American site based on phonics. Lots of early
reading activities, stories etc.
The Treasure Tree
Literacy and RE activities for Foundation and
KS1.There are a range of traditional tales, rhymes
and bible stories, as well as story starters,
familiar story settings and cross curricular
resources. Many of the resources are interactive,
and most have supporting games/puzzles or PDF
printables. There are free resources on the "Free
Tasters" section, the rest are accessible through
subscription (monthly, 6 mothly or yearly).
This is an independent site which promotes
pre-school education and provides free learning resources, practical information and help
to all early years practitioners and parents. The site also has resources for use with
UpToTen Free Site
online games and activities. They claim to be for
children up to 10 years old but seem much more aimed
at FS and KS1 age groups. Fun, though.
Words and Pictures
Lots of phonic based early literacy stuff from the