Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Resources for Parents With Children At Home

If your family is self isolating and if (when) the schools close, I thought it would be good to have a central place with resources listed for educational activities, learning through play for younger ones, art activities, educational apps, games we've used that are good.
Please message me or use the contact for with any good websites, you tube channels, apps resources and I can add them here.

For x table practise our school uses tt Rock stars. We've been using it every day and my  quick fire x table knowledge has improved! 😂play.ttrockstars.com

For a free download able curriculum based learning booklet. One for preschoolers, one for 5-7 and one for 7-11.
www.tts-group.co.uk

Twinkl for printable sheets and activities for lots of ages. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/
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.

SEN Resources Blog and YouTube channel with learning through play ideas.
https://senresourcesblog.com/ and YouTube channel link https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCpkztoFHIgP4jpJDKWNWaHA

Mr T's phonics has loads of fun videos around phonics and beyond. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC7sW4j8p7k9D_qRRMUsGqyw

Also the free Hit the Button Maths app is very good:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button&ved=2ahUKEwjVx_G8pKHoAhUCQxUIHXdICeQQFjARegQIBBAB&usg=AOvVaw2OJm_njWLIWoab8lAbTuH-&cshid=1584440454834

Lots of games and apps for maths and other subjects. www.topmarks.co.uk

Computer coding:
https://code.org/dance

A few more:
- You need two screens for this: 1st screen Create quizzes or host existing quizzes through:  https://getkahoot.com/ 2nd screen play the quiz with the room code https://kahoot.it/#/
A few others which have education focused games:
- http://www.roomrecess.com
- http://www.doorwayonline.org.uk
- http://www.bigbrownbear.co.uk/ this might need Adobe flash player installed to work
- http://www.drawastickman.com/

Starting Monday at 9am Joe the bodycoach  will be doing workouts for children daily here youtube.com/thebodycoach1

For those of you have little (or big) Lego and or minecraft fans:

https://thecanadianhomeschooler.com/lego-challenge-cards-printable/

https://thecanadianhomeschooler.com/minecraft-challenges-printable/


A friend sent me this list of FREE online education resources.

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.

Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

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

Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
https://www.prodigygame.com
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

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

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

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

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

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

Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games

DK Find Out
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac
Activities and quizzes


I will add more when I get time and make links click able but just adding from my phone at the moment.


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