All the activities in Busy Things 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
The literacy activities also link to Phases One, Two and Three of Letters and Sounds: Principles and Practice of High Quality Phonics and the Jolly Phonics scheme of work.
Users of Busy Things can now log in and retain their activity settings within the various 'Busy Things' activities using the LGfL USO log in.
It is still possible to access 'Busy things' as before without a log in when in school – mindful of the age of the average ‘Busy Things’ user; however this useful extra functionality has been added for the benefit of all USO log in users. The front screen entrance has been modified to automatically take all users to the activity menus to streamline the user experience.
These changes are effective of 25th January 2011.