Birth to 4

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Fun things to make and do

  • Spot the dog

    Spot colouring sheets

    Colouring in is great for children as it helps develop their motor skills. Download these Spot the Dog colouring in sheets for free.
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  • Playdough

    Using your hands to play

    There are lots of fun ways to play together with your child using your hands, like making things out of playdough! Try our tips.
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  • Dream Big detective

    Five senses scavenger hunt

    Go on a scavenger hunt around the house together - can you find everything on the list?
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More fun things to make and do

Listen and watch

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    Tiny Happy People

    Tiny Happy People from the BBC is full of simple and engaging videos to help you develop your child's communication skills.
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  • Nursery rhymes

    Nursery rhymes library

    A library of words and actions to lots of popular songs and nursery rhymes, with mp3s to listen and sing along to as well.
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    Little Radio

    Enjoy uplifting happy music, stories, songs, games and rhymes on this free online radio station for under 5s.
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More listen and watch resources


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    Lingumi is full of learning games, speech recognition games and video-based games to help your child grow their grammar and get them speaking their first words.
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  • Early years tech apps

    LiteracyApps guide

    Literacy Apps is a handy guide for parents from the National Literacy Trust. Get the most out of apps that help your young children aged 0 to 5 learn language and communication skills.
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  • CBeebies story time

    CBeebies Storytime

    CBeebies Storytime offers dozens of free, easy to use, high-quality interactive story books featuring all the CBeebies’ favourites such as Charlie and Lola.
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Useful websites

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    Small Talk

    Small Talk is a website packed with simple videos, tips and information to help parents of children aged 0-5 chat, play and read with their young child every day.
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    Words for Life

    The National Literacy Trust's website for parents is full of downloadable activities, guidance on literacy milestones, fun things to try with your child and lots more.
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    Hungry Little Minds

    The Department for Education's campaign offering simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five.
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