About Busy Things

Colourful and quirky games and activities for 3 to 11 year olds. Designed to entertain and educate.

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Key features

Busy Things includes hundreds of games and activities that vary according to the age of the child involved. These include:

  • For younger kids: English, Maths, Art and Music, Exploring the World and "Just for Fun";
  • For older kids: English, Science, Digital Tools, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music and Religion.

This all sounds rather like hard work, but you learn as you play! You can:

  • Paint a dinosaur, snowflake or fireworks display;
  • Create a solar system;
  • Devise a poster for a lost pet;
  • Play number and shape games;
  • Make music;
  • Practise your mouse skills by saving a cow or tracing letters of the alphabet;
  • Invent a World War II poster;
  • Undertake a survey of eye colors and make a graph and so much more....

Use at a library or enter your library card & password/PIN

More information

These games are designed to entertain as well as educate with Busy Things winning a BETT (British Educational Training and Technology Show) award with its content. It aims to provide activities that give as much emphasis to nurturing creative development – as to providing the more formal requirements of early learning.


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