Online Resources for Parents and Carers

Supporting Learning

The National Numeracy Parent Toolkit is a website full of ideas to help parents/carers and children aged up to 13 enjoy maths together.

Words for Life is a website managed by the National Literacy Trust which gets parents involved with their children’s communication and literacy development.

Mumsnet Learning is a website dedicated to helping parents support their child’s school learning.

The website of the Grandparents’ Association has a useful selection on supporting grandchildren’s learning.

The BBC’s website has a wide range of resources for parents.

Hamilton at Home has fun activities for children to do at home.

Phonics AppsTeach Your Monster to Read: First Steps is a £2.99 app for iPad, while Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds is available for the iPhone as well as Apple’s tablet. They use letter-sound based games to complement school learning: revision that feels like play rather than homework for the 3-6 year-olds they’re aimed at.

Parent Channel TV is a free video website for parents of 5-19 year-olds that offers expert advice on parenting through helpful short videos.