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Self isolation suggestions

You are suddenly trying to manage working from home and having to find activities for your kids to keep them occupied. You want them to learn something at the same time not just rerun your online streaming services non stop. There are numerous sites out there helping out!

We have tried to compile a list from friends, family and our community of volunteers. Let us know what you think! Share the goodness out there.

Leave us a comment with other suggestions you think are helpful for others.

Art

The Artful Parent
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/ 
Good, free art activities 

Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com (up to year 3)
Cute and Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
https://theimaginationtree.com (up to year 1)
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
https://toytheater.com/ (up to year 5)
Educational online games

Paw Print Badges 
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk (up to year 3)
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad 
https://www.tinkercad.com (older kids)
free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It’s used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!

Games

Scratch (all ages)
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ 
Creative computer programming

Blockly 
https://blockly.games (up to year 5)
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

https://switchzoo.com/  (up to year 3) Animal based games 

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html (all ages) Geography gaming

https://turtlediary.com (up to year 5) Education computer games online 

https://pbskids.org (up to year 3) Games, eBooks & Videos. Also apps available

https://www.starfall.com/h/  (up to year 3) Games, Movies & Books 

STEM

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org
Maths and Computing for all school ages

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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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

http://www.mathgametime.com/  (Up to year 7) Free Math games & worksheets for kids

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/ (up to year 3) Maths games for kids, teachers & parents

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/   (up to year 7)  Fun science and technology for kids

https://e-learningforkids.org (up to year 6) Math, Science, Computer, Life Skills, Health, Environment & Language arts for Kids, Parents & Teachers

https://abcya.com (up to year 6)Learning Games & Apps for kids

https://funbrain.com (up to year 8) Games, Videos & Books for Kids

https://splashlearn.com  (up to year 5)  For parents & teachers

https://allinonehomeschool.com (up to year 12) A complete free online Christian home school curriculum

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html  (up to year 12) Free resources to learn at home 

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 (secondary)
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/ (all ages)
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level.

Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com (up to year 5)
Free science lessons

Prodigy Maths 
https://www.prodigygame.com (up to year 8)
Easily motivate students to learn and practice maths

Video/Audio

Ted Ed (all ages)
https://ed.ted.com 
All sorts of engaging educational videos

Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio (up to year 3)
Listening activities for the younger ones.

The Kids Should See This (all ages)
https://thekidshouldseethis.com  
Smart videos for curious minds of all ages

Crash Course 
https://thecrashcourse.com (all ages)
You Tube videos on a lot of subjects along with YouTube channels

Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids 
This series is beginning with 5th grade science, so we’ll be delving into arth Science, Physical Science, Biology, Geography, Engineering, and Astronomy. Have a look at our playlists on each subject

Culture/General

Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges (up to year 9)
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

Google Virtual Tours of various museums around the world https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en&tab=pop

Louvre Museum Online Tours www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne (all ages)

British Museum Virtual Tour https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/ (all ages)

Van Gogh Museum Virtual Tour https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/van-gogh-museum?hl=en (all ages)

Musee D’Orsay Virtual Tour https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/musee-dorsay-paris?hl=en (all ages)

National Geographic https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/  (primary) Games, Resources, Digital Magazine

Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org  (all ages)
Challenging and thought provoking real-world STEM projects for young people of all ages.

iDEA Awards 
https://idea.org.uk (older kids)
Free mini courses in a variety of subjects

Nature Detectives
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/ (all ages)
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location

DK Find Out
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/ (up to year 5) Fun facts for kids on animals, earth, history and more

Twinkl
https://www.twinkl.co.uk (up to year 12)
The trusted home of teacher-created planning and assessment materials and teaching resources

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ (up to year 6) 
Lots of free resources for Primary school kids

Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home (up to year 12)
Journey through nearly 14 billion years of history in this self-guided, six-hour version of Big History

Languages

Duolingo (all ages)
https://www.duolingo.com 
Learn languages for free. Web or app

British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find (all ages) Resources for English language learning

Youtube Channels

  • Crash Course Kids
  • SciShow Kids
  • National Geographic Kids
  • Free School
  • Geography Focus
  • TheBrainScoop
  • SciShow
  • Kids Learning Tube
  • Geeek Gurl Diaries
  • Mike Likes Science
  • Science Max

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