Links to useful sites, activity ideas, advice and tips on what to do with your children during Coronavirus

Links to useful sites, activity ideas, advice and tips on what to do with your children at home during CV

 

Please find a list below of useful sites to support us while we have our children at home. 

Drop me a comment or contact me if you have more we could add!

 

✨ Advice on how to get work done with your children at home:

 

✨ Ideas for activities you can do at home with the children – plus helpful recipes and even some appropriate shopping lists!

 
 
good ideas of a time table and 5 minute (and longer) exercises you can do with the children
 
This as a lovely creativity day-by-day supplement to homeschool learning for kids ages 3-8. The two authors hope to create new lists of daily activities for the duration of quarantine.
 
Fab ideas for indoor and outdoor adventures
 
Some useful ideas for gross motor and fine motor skills
 

For younger babies and toddlers

 
Idea for daily routine timetable and a list of cool activities to try (Spaghetti Tower Marshmallow Challenge anyone? I’m in.)
 
 

✨Online resources

(most of which generously shared by @jean.worsley)
 
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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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
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.
(Just discovered this – my youngest been loving listening to Andy’s Sound Adventures 💕)
 
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
 
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.
 
Reading Eggs
Reading Eggs offers online or in app reading games and activities to children aged 2-13.
 
Maths 4 parents Sudoku
Subscribe to website for free Sudoku-style puzzles suitable for children aged 5 to adult.
 
Scholastic
Online learning resources. Practice books, activities and downloadable resources available on our new Home Learning Hub, including FREE home learning packs for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children. 
https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/homelearning
 
Wind In The Willows – musical performed at The London Palladium, free to stream online.
https://www.willowsmusical.com/
 
Draw With Rob
http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob
Online drawing sessions for children
 
Audible
All children’s books are free to listen to as long as schools are shut.
 

List of what various celebrities are offering kids for free daily:

 

9.00am – PE with Joe Wicks

https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro


10.00am – Maths with Carol Vorderman
www.themathsfactor.com

11.00am – English with David Walliams
https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

11.30am – Dance with Oti Mabuse
https://www.facebook.com/OtiMabuse/

12.00pm – Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)
https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

1.00pm – Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

1.30pm – Dance with Darcey Bussel
https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

2.00pm – History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)
https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

4.00pm – Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)
https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

6pm – A Book A Day with Oliver Jeffers

https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books#/abookaday/
Every weekday at 6pm Oliver Jeffers will be reading one of his stories live and talking about some of the things that went into making it.
 
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