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Award winning Numeracy, Literacy and creative activities for Early years

The BETT award winning Busythings content provides activities that give as much emphasis to nurturing creative development – as to providing opportunities for exploring, discovery, experimentation, and sensory development. They also support the more formal requirements of the Early Years curriculum.

Busy things has consistently been the most popular LGfL content for London Schools.

The Busythings resource was upgraded in January 2013, to bring up to date the whole resource offering as of December 2012 and in line with schools outside of London that subscribe to the full Busythings service.  The upgraded resources feature new games, an all new interface and now contain over 150 activities for early years children to explore on their own or within a group / whole class context.


All the activities in Busythings link to the Early Learning Goals and other Development Matters objectives within the Communication Language and Literacy, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, and Creative Development areas of learning and development

A summary of the new LGfL version of Busythings includes:

Additional Content

  • 24 New games
  • 41 Mini games
  • 70+ PDF Resources

Busythings Version 2 - Additional Features and Tools

  • New look and feel
  • Literacy Resource Maker
  • PDF Resource Library
  • Clip Art Library
  • Usage statistics
  • Public Art Gallery
  • New Help System
  • New Teacher Tools
  • Curriculum Search
  • Easy search

Busythings Version 3.0

  • Busy Box launched with 20 new minigames
  • Customisation options including the ability to use different ‘skins’

Busythings V3.1

  • Evidence, Certificates and Record Keeping

Access Details

LGfL USO PadlockWhy does it ask me to log in when I am not in school?

You will need to use your LGfL USO log in to access this premium early years and foundation stage resource when you are not on an LGfL school broadband connection.

If you are logged in your activity settings will be retained, therefore, in order to benefit from this and other extra functionality it is recommended you log in even when in school.

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