Laugh and learn with Busy Things at home
Busy Things is a collection of online learning resources for young children to enjoy at home. The family version helps you support your children’s learning by engaging them in fun and exciting activities and games which target core maths, literacy and phonics skills and stimulate creative work with colours, shapes and sounds. More...
Loved by children, parents and schools all over the world, Busy Things will spark enthusiasm and curiosity, encouraging your children to learn through play. Busy Things engages young minds through lively animations, bright colours, wacky sounds and an injection of Busy Things humour!
Accessible across laptop and tablet devices, Busy Things can be used both at home and out and about.
Create profiles for your children and choose the games they see
Busy Things contains a large number and variety of resources – over 600 activities of different kinds calling into play different skills and supporting different ways of learning.
You create a profile for each of your children (up to 5 per subscription) by entering their ages when you take out a subscription. The profiles automatically bring together and configure content that will suit them. You can then customise the profiles further to match your particular children’s needs and raise the content level as they grow older.
Our Parent tools give you full control over how the site is set up for your children to use. Learn more about Parent tools.
How can Busy Things help you?
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What our parents say...
"I purchased Busy Things to improve the numeracy and literacy skills of my three children. Miner birds helped my children with their mental maths and supports their learning at home very well including supplementing their homework."
"I think Busy Things is great value and a fantastic addition to my 3-year-old daughters learning. She loves the games and regularly asks to play them. Her favourites' are feeding the monkey and painting the dinosaur. For me, I enjoy knowing she is learning specific things whilst playing."
"The whole thing is easy to use, easy to set up, comes with a range of resources to print out which complement all that you can do, but the bottom line is that the children think it is great and everyday they want to come in an use it."
Andrew Sheilds, Assistant Head Teacher, Gilmorton Chandler C of E Primary School, Leicestershire
I work with secondary age children in a special school environment and so much of the newer material is perfect for adapting into our lessons. At the moment we are looking at Habitat and the mapping (rainforest) stuff is awesome.
Steven Crawford, Senior Teacher, Currimundi Special School, Australia
The key to Busy Things is that the children love it, the characters, sounds, humour etc they make the learning fun and engaging.
Rebecca Johnson, FS Teacher, Fernvale Primary, Leicestershire.
Ages 3 to 5
Ages 5 to 7
Ages 7 to 11
Busy Things resources progress with the children,
giving you a full primary school solution
Key stage 1
Key Stage 2