ICT in the Early Years
E2BN ICT in the Early Years

Websites for Children

Web sites for children

Always review the sites ahead of time so that you are able to help children find the best resources available within the sites. Some offer a great number of games, songs, stories, videos etc so it is important to know the site well in order to support and develop children's learning.

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Many games, often recognised by children from their homes.        

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/eyfs/

Links to particular cbeebies games from areas of learning 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/drilldown/stories/2/4/1/

cbeebies stories and rhymes

www.boowakwala.com   

Many games and songs including those relating to festivals                                 

www.naturegrid.org.uk   

Exploring nature - A lot of writing to read but good for shared research and excellent drawings often animated                              

www.poissonrouge.com

Many, many delightful games. Spend time exploring

www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk

Videos, stories and games including switch access

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx

Games of varying quality that can be played on an IWB supporting areas of learning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/

The Little animals' activity centre. Plenty of good quality activities to support learning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/story/sbi.shtml

The Little animals' activity centre - stories

http://www.lcfclubs.com/englishzone/practicezone/index.asp

Many stories and rhymes

www.abc.net.au/children/play

ABC Playschool. Videos and games

www.britishcouncil.org/kids-songs-little-kids.htm

British Council "Learn English" - Songs and Stories

pbskids.org/video/index.html

An American television channel website includes games, music and videos.

www.edu.dudley.gov.uk/foundation/current/numeracy.htm

Good quality games from a range of websites such as BBC Numbertime and Little animal's activity centre, supporting CLL and PSRN as well as other areas of learning.

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/15.cfm?s=15&p=252,index

Good quality games from a range of websites such as BBC, as well as Birmingham's own, supporting CLL and PSRN as well as other areas of learning.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime/index.shtml 

Problem solving reasoning and numeracy

ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/english/

Many interactive stories and rhymes with games to develop language and literacy

ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/ict/

ICT games good for an IWB

ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/music/orchestra

A virtual orchestra

http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/music/index2.htm

Download a 'Music House' for trying out some instruments

www.sebastianswan.org.uk

Books for reading together with links to K&U and in particular, natural science

www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/games/

Literacy and maths games, many will work well on an IWB

http://www.funwithspot.com/

New and improved! Try creating your own Spot story.

http://www.ictgames.com/

Some excellent numeracy and literacy resources

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

Particularly good resources to use on an IWB, especially for special needs

http://www.tibosoftware.com/download.htm

Free jigsaws, try the animals ones on an IWB

http://www.smart-central.com/

Nursery Rhymes, including sound files for musical accompaniment!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/barnabybear/

Visit the world with Barnaby Bear

http://www.permadi.com/java/spaint/

Try out the Kaleidoscope painter on an IWB

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