Kids & School

Learning & Play Materials

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.

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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.

Future Learn

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).

Seneca

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Open Learn

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.

Blockly

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science

Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course

You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids

You Tube videos on many subjects for younger kids

Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Prints Badges

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad

All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council

Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl For Home

Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games

Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent

Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater

Educational online games

DK Find Out

Activities and quizzes

Twinkl

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.

Homeschooling Support Communties

Home Education for Families

We are aiming to be supporting of families through temporary breaks in school attendance. We will not accept request from people who do not answer the questions or don’t read and agree to the rules of the group.

Pandemic Home Education Group

This group is for UK parents and educators. It is intended to support parents and carers who have taken their children out of school (or are considering doing so) because of the corona virus Covid-19.

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