See the government guidance on Help children aged 2 to 4 to learn at home during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Help your child learn at home

You can help your child to learn through the little things you do with them, for example:

  • everyday conversations
  • make-believe play
  • games with numbers or letters
  • reading together
  • involving them in the things you are doing, such as household chores, and talking with them about it

Keeping a routine

Children will feel comfortable with a predictable routine, so try to make sure they:

  • get up and go to bed at the same time each day
  • have regular meal times
  • turn off any electronic devices, including the TV, at least an hour before bedtime

Keeping active – 3 hours a day

Young children should be active for at least 3 hours a day in total. 

Whether inside or outdoors try activities such as:

  • playing hide-and-seek
  • seeing who can do the most star jumps
  • making an obstacle course
  • playing music and having a dance-off

More information, fun ideas and useful links are available at Hungry Little Minds.

See also the Brighton and Hove Healthy Lifestyles team on Twitter and Facebook with activity ideas for all ages, plus online story time from Brighton and Hove City Libraries.