"We evaluated the 'Busy Things' collection in three London Education authorities prior to a substantial investment in the excellent early years content. All teachers and children that evaluated the activities were unanimous in their praise for the engaging interface that allows children to work collaboratively, and also individually, through a wide range of online activities. We hope that early years children across London enjoy using the content both at school and at home, accessing the content through their LGfL Unified Log In provided to all children attending an LGfL connected school."
Bob Usher, Content Manager for LGfL
"Busy Things, although designed with the Early Years market in mind, is populated with content and characters that are age appropriate for our primary-age pupils with SEN. Busy Things does not seem "babyish" and in fact has some cool-appeal for our older pupils. The other great draw for our pupils is the accessibility of Q&D software for pupils who access the computer in alternative ways. Busy Things is switch accessible, great for use with interactive whiteboards or a touch screen, as well as with a mouse."
“For schools considering whether or not to purchase a subscription I would say that I sincerely recommend the product for children in Nursery through to Year 1. The games are extremely appealing to children, the activities are easy to tailor to specific groups needs.”
Justin Chamberlain, Garden International School, Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia
“Almost all of our pupils enjoy using Busy Things as there are such a range of activities. The art and music games especially have a universal appeal for our students. They are used on touch screens, on regular desktop computers and interactive whiteboards. They are used for teaching concepts, group sessions and for FUN! The software is very easy to access – which is very important for our pupils. All students can have a go in a group activity and get something meaningful from it. It’s educational, easy to navigate, engaging, motivating and challenges our pupils. The way that you can set the level of difficulty or allow the game to progress though the levels is a great way to ensure that the right level of challenge is always possible.”
Tom DuCruz, Tree House School. London TreeHouse is a School for children with Autism and a National Charity for Autism Education.
“Busy Things is engaging, fun and motivating. For our pupils, capturing their interest and inspiring them to explore is key. We find that many of our pupils are keen to explore the activities and tools within Busy Things as they offer such rewarding visually and auditory feedback. For our more able pupils, Busy Things has been used to support work across the curriculum, in Art (mark-making, colour-mixing, design), Science (forces, changing properties of materials) and Mathematics (pattern and symmetry). It provides simple and effective illustrations of important concepts and encourages the children to engage with and explore them, which in turn leads to a deeper understanding.”