Lyfta is often described by its early users as the best picture book in the world! We are thrilled to hear that EYFS teachers use it as a literacy tool, working to expand the language of young learners. Some users have used our virtual school trip lesson plan to expand their students' understanding of the world around them.
In some cases, teachers choose to use this virtual field trip as a way to teach targeted vocabulary to their learners, while others ask students to focus on play and imagine how they would play on a beach compared to their local environment.
Additionally, Lyfta can be used to support EYFS practitioners in supporting young people’s ecological awareness by using words to describe changes within the natural world, including animals, plants, flowers, trees and birds. The seasons are a natural resource for children to observe, feel and experience the weather and we recommend exploring with Nay Elaine in the ancient forests of Mount Apo in the Philippines as well as meeting Simon, who lives in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
Lastly, many of our EYFS colleagues use our Beachcomber storyworld to introduce practical activities such as sorting materials, like Rob does . You may wish to help your young people make a collection, and they can see an example of such a collection by looking around Rob’s home, as seen below.
Please note that there are a myriad of ways in which Lyfta can be adapted and used with young people, and these are just a small selection of examples. You know your students the best and should modify, adapt and differentiate any of these examples to meet the needs of your young learners.