Some useful links for families 

 A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators.

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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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

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.

 

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Creative computer programming

 

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

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

YouTube 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://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/nature-detectives/

A change of emphasis to detecting in the garden with some simple fun activities and resources

 

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. Multidisciplinary 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.

 

YPC facebook page for help, support, challenges and teaching/time table ideas at home.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Young-People-Cornwall/178373628863475

 

A link for RIO (Real Ideas Organisation)

https://realideas.org/coronavirus-support/ 
RIO offer online support, for both businesses and families, for free, to help you through this difficult time.

 

Free Home Ed Resources

https://artfulparent.com/kids-arts-crafts-activities-500-fun-artful-things-kids/

https://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

https://www.blockly.games/

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

https://www.childsplayinaction.com/tools-and-videos/

https://www.coolmath.com/

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

https://www.coolmathgames.com/

https://www.dkfindout.com/

https://dogonalogbooks.com/printables/

https://ed.ted.com/lessons

https://www.funbrain.com/

https://www.gonoodle.com/for-families/

https://www.idea.org.uk

https://www.insighttimer.com/

https://www.k12reader.com/

https://www.khanacademy.org

https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/

https://www.math-aids.com/

https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

https://www.natgeokids.com/

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

https://www.pbs.org/parents/activity-finder/ages-all/topics-all/shows-all/types-coloring-and-printable+craft-and-experiment+recipe

https://www.prodigygame.com/

https://www.puzzle-words.com/

https://www.ravelry.com/account/login

https://www.redtedart.com/

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

http://www.schoolscience.co.uk/home

https://www.scratch.mit.edu/

https://www.senecalearning.com/

https://www.seterra.com/

https://www.starfall.com/h/

https://www.stem.org.uk

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/resources

https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/

https://www.thecrashcourse.com/

https://www.thekidshouldseethis.com/

https://www.tinycards.duolingo.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

https://www.toytheater.com/

 

https://uk.ixl.com/

https://www.world-geography-games.com/

https://www.xtramath.org/

https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/

http://www.picturebookexplorers.co.uk/lapbooks.html

https://create.mouse.org/

https://www.raisingdragons.com/

https://www.skillshare.com/

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Price-Range/Free

https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

https://bravewriter.com/about/homebound

https://www.duolingo.com/

https://dyslexia-academy.learnworlds.com/pages/courses

https://www.education.com/resources/

https://melscience.com/vr/lessons/

https://www.futurelearn.com/

 

Podcasts for Children

Barefoot Books Podcast

Circle Round

Peace Out

Purple Rocket

Sparkle Stories

Story Pirates

Story Time with Yarn Story Factory

Storyformed

StoryNory

What if World

Wow in the world

 

YouTube Channels

Acapellascience

AsapSCIENCE

Brains On (Science)

Jack Hartman

Jeography songs for kids

Dadlab

Learning station

Little Stories for Tiny People

Numberock

Science With Tom

 

Educational TV programmes

Any David Attenborough

Bear Grylls

Blackfish

Blue World TV

Brainchild

Chasing Monsters

Coast

Genius

Horrible Histories

Life

Miniscule

Natural World

One Strange Rock

Orangutan Jungle School

Pachamama

Planets

River Monsters

Secrets of the Great British Castles

Sharks

The who was show

The Wild Kratts

Time Team

You Vs Wild

 

Board games

Any of the Orchard Toys Games

Castle Panic

Chess

Connect 4

Dobble

Electric keyboard

Game of Life

Kids cluedo

Labyrinth

Lego

Monopoly

Play doh

Pop to the Shops

Quatro

Qwirkle

Top Trumps

UNO

What am I?

Who’s who

Zeus on the Loose