There is a large variety of digital resources available online for Early Years. Below is a selection which you may find useful.
Many services are running online Bookbug sessions. Rhymes are all copyright free and many publishers have given special permission for books to be read online with certain conditions attached.
You can access lots of Bookbug resources through the Scottish Book Trust website including playlists and song libraries.
Young children love to use phones or tablets but it's not always easy to know which apps and games can benefit children's learning. The Hungry Little Minds website was created by the UK Government and has a section on apps which focus on early literacy, language and communication. All the apps featured have been approved by a panel of experts.
Khan Academy Kids provides access to free and fun educational resources for children aged between two-years-old and seven. It also provides a free educational app which has been specifically designed for two-year-olds.
The National Literacy Trust offers lots of free resources for Early Years including activities for language development, audio books, creative storytelling and wellbeing tips.
You can also filter your search of their website resources by age and phase making it very easy to use.
The Scottish Government's Parent Club website has lots of ideas for activities you can do with younger children which are split up into handy sections such as Family Games and Having Fun. There is also lots of advice and information on how families can talk about the coronavirus to young children.
They have also created an online directory which brings together a host of helpful organisations who provide advice and support to families in Scotland.