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Fun activity ideas

We've all spent a lot of time at home recently and may be feeling less creative at thinking up new ideas for activities to do with our children. So we've put together a list of some of our favourite websites for you and your children, all of which will support their communication development.

  • BBC Tiny Happy People has lots of ideas for activities, and how to support communication development in your everyday routine. 
  • Are you using Makaton? Perhaps you fancy learning some basic signs with CBeebies Mr Tumble or learning how to sign along to your favourite song with Singing Hands     
  • Does your child like books? Access videos reading popular stories on Love My books, with linked activity worksheets and activity ideas to build your child’s language, understanding and play. We love ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ for introducing food vocabulary. 
  • Get your dancing shoes on with Boogie Beebies. Help your child learn new words and actions with song and dance.
  • Shake it up with Disney themed activities for you and your child from the NHS. Short, 10 minute bursts of fun for the whole family! 
  • For support with curriculum based learning and homeschooling BBC Bitesize has lots of ideas and resources.   

And you can always take a look at your local Children’s Centre, or local library, website or Facebook page to see what's happening. They often run interactive stories and virtual group sessions, and give lots of ideas for activities you can try at home.

For more help with developing your child's speech and language, see our support and advice pages.

Happy playing!