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Early Learning Centre offers support to families over lockdown

Published on: 12th January 2021

Early Learning Centre has partnered with educational experts to provide a hub of online content created by educational experts, from early years through to Key Stage 2. 

In addition to worksheets, the hub will include tips for home learning and advice on key focus areas to help parents support their children at home and is designed to fit into what limited time they might have as a result of other lockdown pressures. There will also be Q&A opportunities on Early Learning Centre’s Facebook page, giving parents the chance to ask the experts questions with regards to supporting their children’s learning at home.

Gary Grant, founder and executive chairman of The Entertainer, which owns Early Learning Centre, said: “We want to support families as best we can through this challenging time, so we have partnered with a number of educational experts to create a hub of help and support for parents during this latest period of home schooling.”

The learning hub, which will sit on the Early Learning Centre website, will be updated regularly with content to suit a wide range of ages from early years, with additional activity sheets uploaded over the next few weeks; ensuring there’s plenty to keep children busy and learning whilst parents and carers juggle work commitments.

Gary added: “The impact of this third lockdown on children’s learning and development is an extremely worrying time for parents. Many are working from home and are finding themselves with the hugely challenging task of trying to teach their children at home as well. With over four months of classroom time already lost, parents are rightly worried about the impact on their children’s learning and development.”

Early Learning Centre is also offering parents the chance to save an extra 25% on all online orders over £20 on a host of products which make learning from home more fun and manageable, including already reduced items across www.elc.co.uk when using the code EXTRA25 at the checkout.

The company has recommended top educational picks for young learners, which include the ELC Extendable Double-Sided Easel to encourage artwork and expression, the ELC Magnetic Playcentreto help with spelling and letter recognition, the ELC Cash Register to develop pretend and roleplay skills,  the ELC Abacus Teaching Frame to encourage counting and colour recognition skills and the ELC Magnetic Word Tiles for reading activites.

“Our ELC brand is proud to have supported children’s learning and development for nearly 50 years and we hope this content will provide additional help and support to families during this challenging time,” concluded Gary.

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