Learning Activities- developing skills at home

Boy learning to build a shelter with tree branches

There are lots of activities which children and young people can engage at home or in the community which develop cognitive (thinking) skills for learning, e.g. baking, gardening, outdoor learning, woodland walks, domestic skills. These also involve lots of numeracy and literacy.   These activities can be nurturing and good for emotional wellbeing and help to build positive relationships within family groups. Click here for information about Cognitive Skills.

Family Nurture Resources

We have developed a range of family nurture resources on different topics which are relevant to supporting learning at home. These topics include supporting Thinking Skills, Developing a Growth Mindset and Sleep. Click here to access these resources.



Activities and resources

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Aberdeenshire Council has a range of learning resources,  ICT support and ideas for children with additional support needs.  Click to access these resources here.

For ideas and activities for EAL pupils please click here.

Live, Life Aberdeenshire logo

Live Life Aberdeenshire have a range of resources for parents/carers on family activities during periods of lockdown or isolation. Click here to access this resource.


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Education Scotland also have created a parent/carer weekly newsletter resource called Scotland Learns.  Click here to access this resource.

Education Scotland have also highlighted some resources for parents/carers of children with complex additional support needs.  Click here to access this resource.


Parent Club

Parent Club has a wide variety of resources:

Play Scotland

Play Scotland have a range of play based activities aimed at younger children but easily be adapted to suit different learners. Click here to access the Play Well activity cards.



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