Educate young children about garden birds during the coronavirus lockdown

A new website has been launched to help keep young children occupied during the coronavirus lockdown.

Nest Friends has been designed to teach kids aged between three and five-years-old in a fun educational way about the variety of birds there are across the UK and help them keep track of how many they may see in the garden, while on a walk, or looking out of a window.

Every British bird has been turned into a bright bold character which simplifies their markings to help kids spot them easily. The website helps teach kids about each one including what they like to eat and what time of year they are likely to be seen.

There are plenty of free resources available to download on the website, including a bird ‘spotter sheet’, colouring-in activities, craft ideas and more.

Rick Oliver, from Kings Hill who came up with the idea said: “Nest Friends is a fun educational online resource for parents of young children to help them learn about the birds they may see in their gardens, on walks or out of the window.” 

Fun and educational Nest Friends activities are available to download on

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