KIDS HOME EDUCATION RESOURCES
A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators.
Khan Academy: Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material. https://www.khanacademy.org
BBC Learning: This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer. http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
Futurelearn: Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account). https://www.futurelearn.com
Seneca: For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material. https://www.senecalearning.com
Openlearn: Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people. https://www.open.edu/openlearn/
Blockly: Learn computer programming skills – fun and free. https://blockly.games
Scratch: Creative computer programming https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games
Ted Ed: All sorts of engaging educational videos https://ed.ted.com
National Geographic Kids: Activities and quizzes for younger kids. https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Duolingo: Learn languages for free. Web or app. https://www.duolingo.com
Mystery Science: Free science lessons https://mysteryscience.com
The Kids Should See This: Wide range of cool educational videos https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Crash Course: YouTube videos on many subjects https://thecrashcourse.com
Crash Course Kids: As above for a younger audience https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
Crest Awards: Science awards you can complete from home https://www.crestawards.org
iDEA Awards: Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online. https://idea.org.uk
Paw Print Badges: Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Tinkercad: All kinds of making. https://www.tinkercad.com
Prodigy Maths: Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age. https://www.prodigygame.com
Cbeebies Radio Listening activities for the younger ones https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Nature Detectives A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location! https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedete…
British Council Resources for English language learning https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Oxford Owl for Home https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Geography Games https://world-geography-games.com/world.html Geography gaming!
Blue Peter Badges https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/ Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art https://www.redtedart.com Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree https://theimaginationtree.com Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Toy Theater https://toytheater.com/ Educational online games
DK Find Out https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/…Activities and quizzes
Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
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