Links to useful sites, activity ideas, advice and tips on what to do with your children during Coronavirus
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!
For younger babies and toddlers
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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
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 lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
Good, free art activities
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
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.
✨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 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
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