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Resources for your child learning at home

Under 5s

We have some under 5s home play resource packs for you to do with your children. To arrange delivery of your packs please call:

0796619 4597 (manager) or 020 7641 5923 (office)

In addition, we have some useful activity sheets for you to download which we will add to each week with interesting things you can do with your child using items found in the home.

We know you cannot come to us at our children’s centres, so we are bringing sessions into your living room. We are working on uploading a story and a sign and rhyme session weekly and will include more information here shortly.

You can find more home learning tips and activities for under 5s on:

Home learning tips for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers

London Rhymes:

BBC Tiny Happy People Activities

Fun activities to do with your family (Kidadl)

Tales TV Channel on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am (Chickenshed Theatre)

Box Full of Tales activity pack for young children (Chickenshed Theatre)

Free home learning books and activities up to Key Stage 2 (TTS Group)

Indoor activities inspired by Disney characters to keep 2 – 8 year olds active (NHS Change 4 Life)

Westminster libraries online resources for children include rhyme time sessions.

Pimlico Toy Library (PTL) online Sing-a-long sessions for members 0-11 years

Sooper Books

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School age children

Schools organised some online learning resource packs and will contact you directly to support your child’s learning. In addition to this, please find below home learning resources for school age children.

Free broadband to help home schooling

If parents need to increase their mobile data approach your child's school for help via the DfE scheme.  The school can apply on behalf of families for mobile phone data limits (on most networks) to be increased or schools can apply for a 4G router if mobile phone data doesn’t work for them DfE Scheme to get help with technology for education.

Summary of learning at home resources for your child

Home schooling? Here are some useful resources.

Indoor activity pack for 5 - 11 year olds

BBC Bitesize daily lessons for 3 – 18 year olds

Learn to sew knit & crochet - online resource

Learning at home and cultural activities for 0 – 18 year olds (Mayor of London) 

Online learning resources prepared by teachers and parents who normally home-school: these cover a range of topics from maths, geography, science, literature to fun craft activities, cookery and exercises you can enjoy with your kids at home

Oak National Academy online classroom for pupils and parents (Department of Education)

GOV.UK list of online education resources for home education

Microsoft’s Family Learning Centre for families with children aged 3 – 12

Pimlico Toy Library (PTL) online Sing-a-long sessions for members 0-11 years

Audible has free access for to stories for children during lockdown:

The museums in London: most have online resources for children

The British Library

Children can also enjoy the SciShow on YouTube and take virtual tours to explore earth. 

Some Westminster residents who rely on getting access to computers and the internet at our libraries. Our libraries and Archives Centre are open to provide access to computers for essential use (not available at Marylebone Library). Find out more here.

Last Updated 16/03/2021

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