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
Twinkl are offering a month's worth of free access to thousands of learning pages to parents and children whilst the schools are closed.
This deal is open to both new and existing members, and all you need to do is head over here and enter promo code CVDTWINKLHELPS if you haven't already been given a code from your child/ren's school.
Twinkl cover all academic levels set in the United Kingdom, so it's suitable no matter what country you live in.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and closure of schools in the UK, the Scholastic Resource Bank are offering FREE home learning packs for Early Years, Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2 children.
Find them here.
Sparkleboxoffer 1000's of free learning resources to browse, download and print for primary aged children.
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.
Teach Your Monster To Read
The Teach Your Monster To Read app is a great way to teach your child phonics, sounds and how to read. Get it free for iOS devices 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.
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