Keeping the little ones busy

As we are on school lockdown, here are some great resources to support your children’s learning journey. Don’t forget that play time, crafting, helping with household chores and doing ‘sports’ outside if it’s safe to do so are also great learning experiences.


Learning about how a household runs, how a washing machine works, taking responsibility for a specific chore is a great way to stave off boredom and teach the kids about daily life too.


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This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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