The Following Resources for Parents/Families/Carers Educating Children during this Period:

NameLinkDescriptionType of activityAge group
Davina McCall – Own Your Goalshttps://ownyourgoalsdavina.com/Davina McCall offers 30 day free trial for assisted workouts, yoga, wellbeing etc.Health and wellbeingParents
Joe Wicks Children’s Workoutshttps://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1Starting Monday 23rd March Joe Wicks is hosting a free workout aimed at kids LIVE from his YouTube channel.Health and wellbeingAll ages
Twinklhttps://www.twinkl.co.uk/Free for this month! The trusted home of teacher-created planning and assessment materials and teaching resources! Perfect for inside and outside the classroom.VariedAll ages
Khan Academyhttps://www.khanacademy.orgEspecially 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.Maths & ComputingAll ages
BBC Learninghttp://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.VariedAll ages
Futurelearnhttps://www.futurelearn.comFree 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).VariedAll ages
Senecahttps://www.senecalearning.comFor those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.VariedGCSE
A Level
Openlearnhttps://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.VariedParents
Older Children
Ted Edhttps://ed.ted.comAll sorts of engaging educational videosVariedAll ages
The Kids Should See Thishttps://thekidshouldseethis.comWide range of cool educational videosVariedAll ages
Crash Coursehttps://thecrashcourse.comYou Tube videos on many subjectsVariedSecondary School
Crash Course Kidshttps://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekidsAs above for a younger audienceVariedPrimary School
Paw Print Badgeshttps://www.pawprintbadges.co.ukFree challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.VariedPrimary School
Oxford Owl for Homehttps://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/Lots of free resources for Primary ageVariedPrimary School
Blue Peter Badgeshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badgesIf you have a stamp and a nearby post box.VariedAll ages
Toy Theaterhttps://toytheater.com/Educational online gamesVariedPrimary School
DK Find Outhttps://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmracActivities and quizzesVariedPrimary School
Scolastic Learn at Homehttps://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.htmlScholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.VariedPre and Primary School
All In One Home Schoolhttps://allinonehomeschool.com/Free home school curriculum. Everything from preschool to 12th grade.VariedAll ages
Suessvillehttps://www.seussville.com/These activities, crafts, and printables provide hours of Seussian ideas to engage your child in playful learningVariedPre and Primary School
Turtle Diarlyhttps://www.turtlediary.com/Introduce kids to new, exciting ways of learning with the help of fun online games, videos, experiments, puzzles, coloring sheetsVariedPrimary School
E-learning for Kidshttps://www.e-learningforkids.org/With e-learning for kids we offer free, best-in-class curriculum based learning for children ages 5-12 in Math, Science, Environmental skills, Computer skills, Health, Language and Life skills.VariedPrimary School
PBS KIDShttps://pbskids.org/PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity through curriculum-based entertainment.VariedPre and Primary School
Highlights Kidshttps://www.highlightskids.com/We help children become their best selves by publishing content and creating experiences that engage, delight, and foster joyful learning.VariedPrimary School
Starfallhttps://www.starfall.com/h/US based site offering free public service to teach children to read. Since then it has expanded to include language arts and mathematics.Reading, Maths, ArtPre and early school
Fun Brainhttps://www.funbrain.com/Funbrain offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.Reading, Maths, Problem SolvingPre and Primary School
ABCyahttps://www.abcya.com/Over 400 fun and educational games categorized by grade and subject, and cover topics such as multiplication, parts of speech, typing, pattern recognition, and more.Reading, Maths, Problem SolvingPre and Primary School
Cbeebies Radiohttps://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radioListening activities for the younger ones.Listening activitiesPre and Primary School
British Councilhttps://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/findResources for English language learningEnglishPrimary School
Storylinehttps://www.storylineonline.net/Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrationsLiteracyPre and Primary School
Unite for Literacyhttps://www.uniteforliteracy.com/At Unite for Literacy, we picture a world where all children have access to an abundance of books that celebrate their languages and cultures and cultivate a lifelong love of readingLiteracyPre and Primary School
Literactivehttp://www.literactive.com/Home/index.aspProvider of reading material for pre-school, kindergarten and grade 1 studentsLiteracyPre School and Reception
Prodigy Mathshttps://www.prodigygame.comIs in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.MathsPrimary School
SplashLearnhttps://www.splashlearn.com/transforming the way elementary school children in grades K-5 learn and study math through a highly engaging, and personalized programMathsPrimary School
Coolmath4kidshttps://www.coolmath4kids.com/An amusement park of games, lessons and more, designed to teach math and make it FUN.MathsPrimary School
Math Game Timehttp://www.mathgametime.com/Maths games and homework helpMathsPre and Primary School
Duolingohttps://www.duolingo.comLearn languages for free. Web or app.Language LearningAll ages
National Geographic Kidshttps://www.natgeokids.com/uk/Activities and quizzes for younger kids.GeographyPrimary School
Geography Gameshttps://world-geography-games.com/world.htmlGeography gaming!GeographyAll ages
Virtual Museum Tourshttps://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-toursPretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.Geography / CultureSecondary School
SwitchZoohttps://www.switchzoo.com/Switch Zoo has 142 species, and the website features additional animal games, music created from animal voices, a reference section about all the animals in Switch Zoo, lesson plans, and poetry, stories and artwork created by students and other visitorsAnimal KingdomPrimary School
Mystery Sciencehttps://mysteryscience.comFree science lessonsSciencePrimary School
Crest Awardshttps://www.crestawards.orgScience awards you can complete from home.ScienceSecondary School
Nature Detectiveshttps://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!Nature / SciencePrimary School
Science Kidshttp://www.sciencekids.co.nz/Learn more about the amazing world of science by enjoying our fun science experiments, cool facts, online games, free activities, ideas, lesson plans, photos, quizzes, videos & science fair projects.SciencePrimary and Seconday
iDEA Awardshttps://idea.org.ukDigital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.DigitalSecondary School
Tinkercadhttps://www.tinkercad.comAll kinds of making.DigitalPrimary / Secondary
Big History Projecthttps://www.bighistoryproject.com/homeAimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.HistorySecondary School
Blocklyhttps://blockly.gamesLearn computer programming skills – fun and free.ComputingSecondary School
The Artful Parenthttps://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/Good, free art activitiesArts & CraftsPre and Primary School
Red Ted Arthttps://www.redtedart.comEasy arts and crafts for little onesArts & CraftsPre and Primary School
The Imagination Treehttps://theimaginationtree.comCreative art and craft activities for the very youngest.Arts & CraftsPre-school

Educational YouTube Channels:

YouTube Channels:LinkDescription
Crash Course Kidshttps://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekidsWelcome to Crash Course Kids! This bi-weekly show from the producers of Crash Course is all about gradeschool science. We’ll look at Earth, Habitats, Space, Chemical Reactions, Engineering, and much much more with host Sabrina Cruz. So, join us every Tuesday and Thursday for new uploads.
Science Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/user/ScienceChannelLearn about outer space, leading scientific exploration, new technology, earth science basics, & more with science videos & news from Science Channel.
SciShow Kidshttps://www.youtube.com/user/scishowkidsSciShow Kids explores all those curious topics that make us ask “why?” Every Tuesday and Thursday, Jessi and her robot rat Squeaks answer your questions and explain fun, complex science concepts for young, curious minds.
National Geographic Kidshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXVCgDuD_QCkI7gTKU7-tpgNat Geo Kids makes it fun to explore your world with weird, wild, and wacky videos! Videos featuring awesome animals, cool science, funny pets, and more, are made just for curious kids like you. So pick a topic you love and start watching today!
Free Schoolhttps://www.youtube.com/user/watchfreeschoolFreeSchool is a safe and friendly place to expose children to famous art, classical music, children’s literature, and natural science in an age-appropriate and kid-accessible way.
Geography Focushttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8HYERScBt-e0kV0fpe0asgThe GEOfocus channel is all about geography! I love geography, maps, flags, culture, languages, and travel. The videos I create for this channel include profiles of countries and regions, descriptions of important landmarks and geographical features (both natural and man-made), and discussion of international issues. Get to know planet Earth and how mankind interacts with it!
TheBrainScoophttps://www.youtube.com/user/thebrainscoopI’m Emily, the Chief Curiosity Correspondent of The Field Museum in Chicago, former volunteer of the University of Montana Zoological Museum, and I’d like to share some of the amazing things we have in the collection with the Internet!
SciShowhttps://www.youtube.com/user/scishowSciShow explores the unexpected. Seven days a week, Hank Green, Michael Aranda, and Olivia Gordon delve into the scientific subjects that defy our expectations and make us even more curious!
Kids Learning Tubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7EFWpvc1wYuUwrtZ_BLi9AKids Learning Tube educates kids through music and animation in a fun and unique approach to learning.
Geek Gurl Diarieshttps://www.youtube.com/user/GeekGurlDiariesLike Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Python, Programming, Computer Science, Logic, Electronics, and being geeky and awesome? I do, so I started to make videos for people like me! Welcome to the Geek Gurl Diaries, where us gurl’s discuss, create, demo and interview all things geek. If you have ideas for videos or tutorials, or you know someone cool I could interview then please get in touch.
Mike Likes Sciencehttps://www.youtube.com/user/comaniddyHi I’m Mike! Welcome to my YouTube channel. I like learning and helping people learn. So every month or so, I make science inspired music videos. If you like learning, then you’ve come to the right place!
Science Maxhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbprhISv-0ReKPPyhf7-DtwHave you ever done a science experiment and wondered “What would this be like if it were HUGE?” Welcome to Science Max, the exciting new series that turbocharges all the science experiments you’ve done at home.
SoulPancakehttps://www.youtube.com/user/soulpancakeSoulPancake tackles the universality of the human experience. We are the dreamers, misfits, artists, activists, and innovators who have the power to positively change the world. Our content opens minds and hearts by joyfully exploring and celebrating the many ways in which we seek connection, love, hope, truth and purpose. We believe all questions are worth asking, and all human lives are worth exploring. Simply put, we create stuff that matters – because you matter.
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