With the kids at home, it doesn't take long for the "I'm bored" to leave their mouths. You of course, want them to carry on learning as they stay away from school. What do you do? Sign them up to every free learning resource around - it's a win-win situation. They get the mental stimulation they need, and they keep out of your hair. Or that's the theory anyway!
Free Online Learning For Kids
Free George Orwell Kindle Books
If you've got GCSE aged kids then you can snap up the likes of George Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm on Amazon for free.
It's great to see these very topical books for free for the Kindle, and they are great reads for teenagers and young adults.
Amazon Maths 4 All
Maths 4 All* is the online platform that provides free maths-themed free learning resources for all primary and secondary school children. It's a fun assortment of worksheets and games that the kids will enjoy, whilst keeping to the school approved curriculum. There are also computing worksheets, so that's that covered too.
Check out the free Kindle books and Alexa Maths App too!
Disneynaturehave a huge selection of free educational materials for you to download and print. They are all nature themed and some of them are based on Disney films such as Moana and Finding Dory. Other materials are based around the Disney+ channels popular programmes such as Penguins and Born In China.
FREE Teach Your Monster To Read App
The'Teach Your Monster To Read' App normally costs
£4.99, but right now you can download it for free for for ios and
android devices as well as on Amazon Fire tablets.
It's a great resource that is designed to help children from a yound age to start blending and segmenting words.
Twinkl Go! is a collection of thousands of interactive educational resources which can be accessed and completed on any device, with no apps to install. Perfect for sharing with parents at home or for those still in school.
This time around once you have registered your email address, you will receive 24 hours of free online learning. So we suggest printing or downloading as much as you can in that time.
Primary Resources is aimed at primary teachers, but is very handy for us parents with children at home. There are free lesson plans, activity ideas and resources available.
National Literacy Trust
The National Literacy Trustcovers children from early age right the way through to secondary school age. A great, free way to keep little readers reading.
Times Tables Rock Stars
Get up to 60 days free full access to Times Tables Rock Stars while the schools are closed due to Coronavirus. They offer effective daily practice of times tables for those of primary school age.
NumBots is a free app to help children learn maths in a fun way. NumBots has been created so that every child using the app can understand, recall and become fluent in mental addition and subtraction. A core skill to learn, that's always great to practice.
Provide personalised maths and spelling practice for your kids with Sumdog. Sign up for FREE full access to Sumdog with the closure of schools in the UK.
Orchard Toys are offering free Daily Activity Sheets. They will be shared on social media every morning to help you to plan your day when homeschooling your child. To get activities for preschoolers and school children delivered directly to your inbox the evening before they are shared on social media, click here.
The BBC provide free, valuable video resources for all school aged children. They even offer hints on how to help your kids to learn in a home environment.
PhonicsPlay For Children
All the resources and content on thePhonicsPlay website has been made free as we are in another lockdown, with the aim to help kids, parents and teachers continue to home school in the best possible manner.
The content can be accessed with the below credentials:
Username : jan21
Password : home
FREE Book To Explain The Coronavius Pandemic To Children
If your child is struggling with all the changes going on then this
download from the award-winning Gruffalo artist Axel Scheffler will help
them to understand.
Coronavirus: A Book for Children is aimed at five to nine-year-olds and hopes to simply answer key questions they may be asking their parents or carers about the COVID-19 outbreak.
The opening page reads: "There's a new word you might have heard. You
might hear people talking about it or you might hear it on the news.
"This word is the reason that you're not going to school. It is the reason you can't go outside very often or visit your friends ... But what is it and why is everyone talking about it?
"The word is coronavirus."
In just the first 24 hours the digital book was accessed over 100,000
times directly from the publisher's website and hundreds of thousands
of times further from other hosts.
Download the book here*.
Image Credit: BBC