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
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
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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
Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Mystery Science
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.
iDEA Awards
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.
Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.
(Just discovered this – my youngest been loving listening to Andy’s Sound Adventures 💕)
Nature Detectives…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
British Council
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Geography Games
Geography gaming!
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.
Toy Theater
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.
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.
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.
Wind In The Willows – musical performed at The London Palladium, free to stream online.
Draw With Rob
Online drawing sessions for children
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


10.00am – Maths with Carol Vorderman

11.00am – English with David Walliams

11.30am – Dance with Oti Mabuse

12.00pm – Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)

1.00pm – Music with Myleene Klass

1.30pm – Dance with Darcey Bussel

2.00pm – History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)

4.00pm – Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)

6pm – A Book A Day with Oliver Jeffers
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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