Phonological Awareness

Activities to develop phonological awareness

Alphabet arc activity suggestions

Alphabet arc

Alphabet cards lower case

Alphabet arc cards upper case

Alphabet fans

Alphabet questions

Rhyme gameOdd One Out Rhyming Strip

Sound discrimination game

Ready Steady Talk Activity Book - 3 to 5 year olds

What's in the box game

Think of a Word InstructionsBoard 1;  Board 2Board 3Board 4Oops Cards FrontOops Cards Back



Games and activities to help pupils read

and spell the High Frequency Words

General Ideas for phonics and whole word teaching

Caterpillar game for pink words

Sweet shop game for red words

Under the sea game for yellow words

Treasure game for blue words

Snakes and Ladders




Teach Spelling Strategies


Tips to remember spellings

Multi-sensory spelling activities

Visual and multi-sensory strategies to teach spelling

Spelling High Frequency Words


Handwriting and Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skill activities for parents to do at home

Pencil control pattern workbook

Developing handwriting skills

Pencil control activity cards

Helping handwriting - Shine programme

Ten top tips for pupils with motor skill difficulties



Counting resources

Number bonds to 10

6 Games for pupils with dyscalculia

Quick guide - Number Arc

Games to play with a pack of playing cards

Maths ideas with playing cards and dice

Ideas to teach early maths skills

Number lines to 50

Lego maths challenge cards

Sparklebox number lines to 20

Max's Marvellous maths programme

Top tips for number



A journey to remember 

Ideas for improving memory


Memory games ideas


Food matching memory game 

Cut out the cards put them face down and see how many pairs

you can find that match


Sofa memory game

You will need to print out 2 copies of each sheet.

Cut out the sofa and cushions, take it in turns to put different cushions

on the sofa and see whether your partner can replicate your pattern.

10 top tips for pupils with working memory difficulties

Ways to help children with working memory difficulties

What can you remember game

Show the pictures for a minute and see how many items your

child can remember.




Free Access to Clicker and Widget

Phonological awareness websites

I-Pad apps to support learning

Useful websites for maths KS2, KS3 & KS4 

A web page full of resources

Help kidz learn - Home access link

Early Years Resources

50 things to do with a cardboard box

Big Box Fun

Fun Ideas to practise fine motor skills

 Top 10 toys for the development of communication skills

Breathe, Calm, Connect; Kids Yoga

Makaton Programme for Home

Making Play Inclusive; A toolkit for Parents

Picture Social Story for school is closed

Playing with bubbles

Rainy day play indoors

Recipes for sensory play

Sensory Fun

Sensory Play

Song time pictures

What to look for outside

Websites to use with young children

Symbols for a visual timetable

A complete set of black and white symbols to be used to produce part or full day visual timetables.

Early Speech and Language

A set of activities to encourage early speech sounds in simple words, and making two-word phrases.

Language ideas for late talkers

Helpful strategies and activity suggestions for children who are later developing spoken language.

10 Sensory Activities for children with autism

A list of sensory ideas suitable for EY’s, such as, scented play dough.

Structured activity ideas

An extensive collection of ideas for tasks with a clear structure, sometimes referred to as ‘Shoe Box Tasks’

School closed social story pictorial

A social story to help explain to a child why school or nursery is closed and how to cope with that.

Movement break cards

A number of movement based activities, presented in sequences of 3, to encourage vestibular and proprioceptive development. Includes some yoga poses and breathing exercises. Will also help with emotional regulation.

Outdoor sensory diet cards

A large selection of activities to encourage sensory exploration in outside spaces, such as, collecting sticks, pushing wheelbarrows.

Sensory breaks

A selection of physical breaks such as jumping jacks, press ups, hopping, to encourage an active break between other activities.

Primitive reflex exercises

These are physical exercises helping a child to develop primitive reflexes which may have been retained. Retained reflexes can lead to developmental delay. 

Early social skills activities

A selection of activities which can be used to promote social skills such as turn taking and shared attention.


Symbols depicting some key emotions to help a child understand and label feelings as they happen.

Key Stage 1 & 2 Resources

Corona Virus Social Story (communicating print)

A basic example of a social story with symbols to explain why people are worried about Corona Virus and what schools are doing to keep safe.

** This story includes a school name on it. Print the story and cross it out and add your child’s school name**


A basic help sheet with some photos to show you how to present the structure of your day. Your child may need this information presented through object of reference, symbols or a written list of the day.

Here are some symbols you can print off so that you can create your own visual timetable.

Visual timetable pdf.

Using motivators.

A help sheet explaining how to use motivators to promote interest and engagement in tasks.

Building social interest.

A list of activities to help build opportunities for interaction. 


A help sheet with relaxation techniques for all ages. 

How to wash hands.

A visual breakdown showing children how to effectively wash their hands.

Task plans.

Task plans allow you to visually break down and chunk tasks. It allows the young person to see clearly what is expected of them.

Here are some examples:

Task plan framework

Task plan with stars

Daily chores

Work station activity ideas.

A help sheet with ideas of activities for key skills (Literacy, Numeracy, Construction, Art, and Matching).

Emotional Regulation

Here are some basic examples of visuals your child can use to express how they are feeling or to request a self-regulatory tool.

Break please card

Visuals of self-regulatory activities.

I feel … card with examples of self-regulatory activities