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Resources for things to do with kids at home: play and learning

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FREE online education resources
A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators and shared from Facebook.
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Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org
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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.

Futurelearn

https://www.futurelearn.com
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 Learning

https://www.senecalearning.com
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Openlearn

https://www.open.edu/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.

Blockly

https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course

https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad

https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths

https://www.prodigygame.com
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetect…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning

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 linked to from this Facebook page

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.