What does a subscription include?
For one year you have access to our website interface with its ever-growing bank of games (123+), PDF resources (66+) and clip art, a powerful letters and sounds worksheet maker and analytical tools. You may access your subscription on computers within your home.
Do each of my children need their own logins?
Children do not need their own logins but you can set them up if required. Setting up logins means that you can adjust the settings for individual children.
How do I turn my trial subscription into a paid-for subscription?
Go to the My Account section of this website and login using your username and password. Within this area you can review and extend your subscription. You can also change your email preferences here.
What does a trial subscription include?
A trial subscription allows full access to our site as described above for a limited period of 7 days.
Can I show my trial around?
You may not pass your login details to other people. If your friends are interested we would ask them to take out their own trial by filling in the online form.
Who is already using busythings.co.uk?
Nurseries, primary schools, SEN schools and home users throughout the British Isles and overseas are subscribing to our site. The London Grid For Learning provides access to busythings.co.uk/b> for nearly 90,000 primary children across Greater London. Over 25 libraries in Australia offer the service to their members.
Is busythings.co.uk suitable for all skill levels?
The site features three basic levels: Pre-school, Starting School and School. Should you want to, you can refine the settings further.
Can busythings.co.uk help me with home schooling?
Yes definitely, each game comes tagged with the objectives for the curriculum. Games can be searched for by these criteria. At the moment the curriculum references are taken from the English curriculum, but links to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will follow.
Accessibility and SEN
Are the games suitable for children with special educational needs?
Our games are used in several special schools and the majority of games are configurable to suit different abilities. However since needs are very diverse the best thing to do is to take out a free trial and assess its suitability for yourself.
Home users abroad
Is busythings.co.uk suitable for non-English speakers?
The main interface has English text but most of the games do NOT have spoken audio. The few that do can be hidden if you wish. The literacy section is in English but this can be hidden too. Why not take out a free trial and assess the suitability for yourself? In the future we plan to make an international version of the site that will have no language in it.
I am Australian. What special provision is there for me?
busythings is available to the Australian public through a growing number of libraries. Contact us or ask at your library to find out if busythings is available to you for free. Otherwise busythings is available to home users across the world for just £29 for one year.
What technical support is available?
Can I Log in without typing my username and password?
If you want to allow your children to access busythings.co.uk without typing your username and password, create a shortcut to:
you will need to substitute your own username and password in place of XXX and YYY.
Please ensure that these links are not made public. They should only be used locally (as a shortcut in your browser on or your desktop).
I have forgotten my username and/or password
Click the 'Log in' button in the top left of this screen, then click the '?' button. Enter the email address you used to register your busythings.co.uk account and click 'Send'.
Alternatively, contact Q&D Multimedia either by email (email@example.com) or by telephone (+44 (0)1332 364963).
I would like to act as a busythings agent in my own country. What should I do?
We are looking for entrepreneurs who know the market of other countries and who can act as agents for us. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss possibilities.
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