Early Level Remote Learning Ideas
Welcome to our Early Level Remote Learning webpage.
The ideas and activities given here will give you some ideas of the kinds of activities you can be doing at home. There is also great value in playing board games, reading books, singing songs, helping to prepare food and doing arts and crafts Play Scotland offer some fabulous ideas of things to do at home.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Cosmic Kids Yoga introduces children to mindfulness and yoga through the fun of storytelling. These yoga adventures allow children to use their imagination while learning relaxation techniques as well as developing gross motor skills.
Scottish Book Trust
Scottish Book Trust is a national charity which believes that the ability to read and write changes lives. The website provides live story sessions and activity ideas to help promote literacy at home.
Bookbug Song and Rhyme Library
This website provides free access to a library of songs and rhymes.
Jojo Gnomes Stories
Author Jo Hall has recorded the adventures of Jojo Gnome to share with us. There are also activities relating to the stories to participate in.
Fun with Spot – Create Your Own Story
Eric Hill’s Spot the Dog is back with his very own website where children can access various activities such as create your own story.
Road Safety with Ziggy
Go Safe with Ziggy helps equip children with the skills, knowledge and attitudes that will help keep them stay safe now and in later life through a variety of stories, videos and activities.
Mr T’s Phonics
Mr Thorne and his friend Geraldine giraffe introduce children to phonics through a series of fun videos.
Dynamic Earth Online
Dynamic Earth’s website has a section for children dedicated to learning. There are activities such as; experiments and crafts, climate change science and stories, short videos, and thought-provoking reading.
Words for Life
Words for Life is created by the National Literacy Trust. It aims to help provide parents and guardians with information, resources and activities to help support children’s language, literacy and communication skills at home.
The Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB) website has a section dedicated to fun and learning for children. Through a variety of games, story telling and activities the RSPB aim to help educate children about the wildlife found living around us.
RZSS Discovery Learning
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) are the wildlife conservation charity behind two of our local zoo’s; Edinburgh Zoo and The Highland Wildlife Park in Aviemore. Their website provides free online resources, allowing children to learn about different species of animals. There are also opportunities to watch live footage from the zoos.
Top marks provide free educational games for all ages, covering all aspects of the curriculum.
Draw with Rob
Rob Biddulph is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created draw along videos for parents and children alike.
The Wonderopolis website provides visitors with a new ‘wonder’ to investigate every day. These wonderings cover all aspects of the curriculum. With topics such as “why are pygmy hippos so small” and “how is paint made” there is something to cover all interests. As well as providing the initial topic there is then facts, information and activities based on each wonder to explore.
A free resource of fun science experiments using everyday household items.
5 Minute Moves with Joe Wicks
5-minute workouts with Joe Wicks to help support gross motor skills such as balance and coordination.
Explore earth and space through the North American Space Administration’s (NASA) website specifically dedicated to kids learning.