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Bring the EYFS to life with our highly visual approach to working with letters, numbers, shapes and problem solving!

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It supports our pupil's learning most excellently. The children choose to play on the IWB, practicing their letter formation or dot-counting again and again.

Alistair Juckes, Viewley Hill Academy

All content is fully mapped to the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS)

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Planning a session to address an Early Learning Goal?

You will quickly find content mapped to the EYFS Characteristics of Effective Learning and the prime and specific areas of Learning and Development.

 

Our phonics activities are all mapped to the Letters and Sounds: Principles and Practice of High Quality Phonics Programme.

 Not in England?

Covering all areas of Learning and Development within the EYFS, our activities can easily be adapted to suit early years settings worldwide. Busy Things is also mapped to the Scottish and Australian curricula - learn more. 

Why do our school subscribers recommend using Busy Things in the classroom?

 

Here are just some of the Early Years highlights...

A comprehensive phonics programme    

The loveable Dog and Cat can help you introduce children to phonics and support the development of their reading and writing skills. More...

Our customisable games provide step-by-step support for synthetic phonics programmes such as Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics.

 

You can create hundreds of customised phonics worksheets using our powerful resource maker tool and introduce phonemes using our whiteboard widget too.

 

This mix of teacher-led and child-initiated activities will support you to build a good phonics foundation ahead of Year 1.

Tons of tools and features to help YOU help them!   

Easy to customise settings, animated demos to help teach difficult concepts and a powerful curriculum search tool are just some of the features designed to make your planning and reviewing easier. More...

There are plenty more features to make your life easier. Learn more in the Teacher features section.

Quick-fire activities in the Busy Box! 

A firm favourite with early learners and beyond! Children can collect stars and sticker rewards by playing fun cross-curricular mini-games. More...

Busy Box activities are perfect for building confidence and developing knowledge through independent free-play.

 

Your school can try to climb the leader board against our other school subscribers to introduce some friendly rivalry too!

 

Themed activities for context learning

You'll find writing and painting projects for all the favourite early years learning and development themes.  More...

Mini-beasts, people who help us, under the sea, pirates, traditional tales plus LOTS more. We're open to suggestions too, just send in your requests!

 

Our project activities give children wonderful opportunities to be imaginative and to strengthen and deepen their learning and development.

Play and develop essential skills across a range of devices

Busy Things can be accessed from anywhere in the classroom. More...

Interactive white boards - great for front of class group sessions, encouraging the development of positive relationships through turn-taking and strengthening listening and speaking skills.

 

Desktop and laptop computers - children can enjoy developing early mouse and keyboard skills using co-ordination and control.

 

Tablets - perfect for children to play and explore independently to really kick-start a love of learning! 

 

The child friendly picture-based menus are excellent for non-readers and introduce them to ICT navigation skills.

 

Busy Things is a safe online environment

We take e-safety very seriously. Children can explore Busy Things freely with no risk of finding themselves on another website - we do not display any external links or adverts. More...

Desktop computers and android tablets can be forced into full screen in order to hide the address bar.

 

You even have the option to lock children into a specific area e.g. phonics to help keep young minds on the task at hand!

Sound like something you'd like to have in your early years classroom?

 

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And finally, probably most importantly... children really do LOVE Busy Things!

Busy Things is built with children at the front of our minds, we create content they will enjoy playing and is able to hold their attention!

 

Full of bright colours, wacky sounds and funny animations our activities instantly engage and motivate children's learning - quite often they won't even realise they're learning!

 

“All the children cheer when they see the Busy Things icon.”

 

Karen Moses, Christ Church Primary School