Recommended Apps

Technology Development Matters! How Computing can begin in the revised Early Years Foundation Stage.

Are you looking for ways to use technology in an ambitious curriculum in line with the revised Early Years Foundation Stage? This post explains how Computing can begin in the early years.


Talk for Writing & Book Creation apps


Puppet Pals HD

Morfo Booth


Green Screen by Do Ink

My Story

Book Creator


Blog Posts to Inspire:

Our second week using iPads in Foundation – Let’s be published authors!

Using Puppet Pals beyond story telling.

Bringing Stories to Life with iPad

One Best Photo: a Forestry Commission Project.

Puppet Pals is still a staple app for Early Years!

Podcasting in Early Years: Singing with Major Tim Peake!

Kinectimals Inspiring Writing

Teacher Authored Texts in Early Years

Maily! e-mail that’s possible in early years.

A Local Area Study with iPads in Early Years

Computing apps


These apps are useful for skill application in a structured level progression.

Kodable (FS)

BeeBot (FS)


Daisy the Dinosaur (FS Exceeding)

Cargo Bot (KS2)

LightBot (KS1)

These apps are useful for skill application in a more open ended, creative format.

Scratch Jr (FS Exceeding – KS1)

Game Press (KS2)

Hopscotch (KS2)

PureFlow (KS2)

Blog Posts to Inspire:

Programming Apps for Early Years and Key Stage 1

Start Unplugged! Coding in Early Years.

MakerSpaces: Foundation Stage Best Practice in Key Stage 2

The MakerSpace: A Foundation Stage Challenge

Story & Coding with Dash and Path.

Light and Dark Exploration with iPad Controlled Toys.

Designing and Controlling Bumper Cars with Dash Robots.

Mathematics apps and Maths Journals


The Maths Learning Centre collection

These are free maths apps which are open-ended resources, and there are free web versions of these resources also.

Blog Posts to Inspire:

Enhancing Practical Maths with Math Journals and MyStory app.

Enhance Early Understanding of Shape with iPad and Animation Apps

Enhance Early Understanding of Shape with iPad and Padlet

The Language of Maths

Shape Hunts with Pic Collage

Themed Learning and Topic Planning

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Planning Resources to Download

dj.rqimcdlo.600x600-75Enabling Environments: iPads in the Early Years (£2.99)

This multi-touch book has been designed to introduce you to iPad and how they can be used within Early Years. Marc Faulder is a practising Early Years teacher from Nottingham, UK. As an Apple Distinguished Educator, Marc offers practical advice in this book, with video tutorials and examples of children’s work straight from his classroom. The book guides you through a Portfolio of Changes, helping you to understand how each section can transform learning in your setting.

Click here to view on Apple Books.

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