Useful Resources

Websites

Full of resources, tips, ideas and activities to help your child develop, learn and get ready to start school.

Hungry Little Minds

Simple, fun activities for children, from newborn to five.

Many little things light up hungry little minds and we’re encouraging parents to get their child ready for their first day at big school. Kids take everything in, and even the smallest things you do with them can make a big difference. They love it when you chat, play and read with them, even when they’re too young to understand everything. Whatever the time and wherever you are, you can turn almost anything into a game. And every little thing you do together will help set them up nicely for the day they start school.

On the Hungry Minds site you’ll find some short videos and simple, fun activities that you and your child can do together. The activities are broken down by age to make it even simpler, but no one knows your child better than you do. So you could pick and choose the ideas that feel right for you, adapt our suggestions or even come up with your own. And you can use whatever language you feel most comfortable with.

To get involved and start getting your child school ready, just visit: https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

Tiny Happy People

“Across the UK, 20% of children are starting school with a language delay, rising to 40% in areas of high social deprivation in England and over 50% in Scotland.”

Launching in early 2020, Tiny Happy People is BBC Education’s most ambitious and exciting initiative to date.
Over the coming years, the BBC want to halve the language gap among children aged under 5 across the UK. At the heart of their plan is a simple behaviour change – getting parents to talk to their children from a very early age.

We’re taking a multi-platform approach, serving our messages and resources to young parents and carers through broadcast, social media and online platforms, and childcare and healthcare settings on the ground.

To find out more and keep up to date with the project, visit: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/kTc8zRX170dsn9byrlCk18

Support in Oldham

Parent Hub (information, advice and support)

Oldham Parent Hub offers helpful information and guidance for parents and carers on how to support their child’s learning and development.

The parent Hub, will provide links to other sites such as Foundation Years, ICAN, Hungry Little Minds and Tiny Happy People (details above).