Continuous provision is something that it highly promoted within early years settings - children being given the independence to choose when they access a range of resources within the classroom to develop their learning. Through careful planning, practitioners are able to support the children whilst they engage in activities and are able to challenge them to develop their knowledge and understanding across different areas of the curriculum.
I've previously blogged about the importance and value ICT in the early years has - http://simonhaughton.typepad.com/ict/2011/03/ict-in-the-early-years.html.
Starting in September, I'm planning to update a blog I've designed specially for early years children to let them know of some fun (and educational) ICT activities/websites which I think they would really enjoy doing during their continuous provision time (http://parkfield.typepad.com/earlyict/).
My intention is that it will provide them with some ICT tasks which they can focus on doing by themselves which are linked to current class topics - thus broadening their appreciation of all the fabulous ICT resources that are out there (and trying to discourage them from going on the CBeebies website all the time too).
Designing a website for such young children requires a little extra thought about their needs and so I've tried to make everything on it look: big, colourful and appealing for them. There are no distracting widgets, there is no commenting ability - the whole blog is just very simplistic as that's what I think early years children need.
Hopefully the children will really like using the website when they start school in September and that it will become a useful resource in other EYFS settings too.