It’s looking likely that if you’re not already, you’ll soon be getting to enjoy some extra time with your kids.
Here are some great free online learning resources to keep the kids motivated – there may even be something that appeals to you to learn a new skill.
- 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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.
- 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
- 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.