and mental wellbeing for children and young people
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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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.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.
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).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
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.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
YouTube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A change of emphasis to detecting in the garden with some simple fun activities and resources
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multidisciplinary activities.
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.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
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.
A link for RIO (Real Ideas Organisation)
RIO offer online support, for both businesses and families, for free, to help you through this difficult time.
Free Home Ed Resources
Podcasts for Children
Barefoot Books Podcast
Story Time with Yarn Story Factory
What if World
Wow in the world
Brains On (Science)
Jeography songs for kids
Little Stories for Tiny People
Science With Tom
Educational TV programmes
Any David Attenborough
Blue World TV
One Strange Rock
Orangutan Jungle School
Secrets of the Great British Castles
The who was show
The Wild Kratts
You Vs Wild
Any of the Orchard Toys Games
Game of Life
Pop to the Shops
What am I?
Zeus on the Loose