Resources for Learning at Home: Literacy

Updated: 24/04/20
3) Resources for learning at home
Resource available Suitable for What Where can I find out more?
Cbeebies – Alphablocks Early years Watch as the letters of the alphabet tell stories and sound out words Link
Teach your Monster to Read Children

3 – 7

A game to help children to learn letters and sounds and to read words and full sentences Link
Oxford Owl for Home Children

3 – 11

Reading, Maths and English activities for children; includes free e-books Link
Doorway Online Children

4 – 7

Literacy and maths activities Link
Teach Handwriting – Cursive Practice Children

4 – 11

Teaching children to form continuous cursive letters, using animations & worksheets. Link
Phonics Play Children

5 – 7

Teaching resources and lessons plans to help phonics


Currently free to use

Letters and Sounds Children

5 – 7

Printable handouts to support learning phonics Link
ICT Games Children

5 – 8

Games for English and maths


Free to use

Phonics Bloom Children

5 – 11

A range of online phonics games Link
Shakespeare Week Children

5 – 11

This website has lots of themed activities in its Kids’ Zone. There is a printable booklet to track what children have been doing Link
Stories read by Oliver Jeffers Children

5 – 11

Children’s author, Oliver Jeffers will be reading a story on Instagram live every day at 6pm and talking about his book ideas. Link
Nessy Children

5 – 12


Children with dyslexia or other specific difficulties

Games to help children with literacy


Currently free access to schools ONLY (schools need to sign up for free home access for pupils)

Clicker and DocsPlus software CYP

5 -18


Educational software for home use


Currently free access to schools ONLY (schools need to sign up for free home access for pupils)

Clicker Document
British Library Children

6 – 16

The British Library’s website has lots of information about books and stories and some great activities Link
Poems by Michael Rosen Children and Young People (CYP) 12 – 18 Michael Rosen reads and performs his poems Link
Unite for Literacy Early years Free access to around 400 picture books Link
Storyline Online Children

3 – 7

Videos of celebrities reading children’s stories Link