1. The National Geographic
The National Geographic website is full to the brim with a vast amount of information on a whole host of subject areas including the environment, space, animals and even world music. A huge variety of photography is also available and would be great to help with projects and presentations. It’s the perfect resource for your kids if they are interested in all things science and want to learn more about the world that surrounds them.
2. NASA For Kids
Space buffs are sure to love the NASA for kids website. There is loads of information for children of all ages, with footage from Mars and the International Space Station to interviews with astronauts alongside all the latest news about the most recent space launches and developments. What’s even better is the large variety of games and craft activities younger children get to choose from. They can learn at the same time as having fun- it’s a win win!
3. BBC Primary School
The BBC’s primary school website is an ideal learning resource for children ages 3-11 years old. What’s great about this website is that it breaks down the curriculum topic by topic, offering a variety of different ways to learn about them. From languages and literacy to history and PSHE- this site really does cover everything!
4. Natural History Museum
Most major museums have children’s sections on their websites, and this one is definitely one of the most interactive ones out there. There are games and fact files linked with current exhibitions, which makes the information relevant and up-to-date. Alongside this children can virtually visit the museums via the ‘Antcam’ and ‘Flesh eating beetlecam’- cool or what? A brilliant educational resource!
5. Brain Pop
The amount of educational resources on Brain Pop is super impressive, with topics covering everything from science and English to health and art. There are loads of games and activities to choose from that are all guaranteed to help your kids learn at the same time as having fun. It’s a fantastic website to use if your child wants to go over a couple of topics at once.
You will find hundreds of audiobooks completely free, just click, stream and listen.
7. Family Zone
This is a comprehensive web portal for parents, to support you during this time. Over the next days, weeks and months this will be updated with new and useful content for parents.
Split up by age group below, you will find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.
You'll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges. Every resource is available for free, although to access some you may need to create a free account.
8. Fun Kids
UK's children's radio station, with podcasts, activities and games.
Maths activities as well as good year group guides on how to understand maths that the children do in school.
Musical Mates have set up a YOUTUBE channel and there are many lesson videos available for Guitar, drums, violin and keyboard tuition with more being added regularly.
National Literacy Trust Family Zone is full of free activities and ideas to keep your child busy at home.
This is an online classroom and resource hub created by teachers, a collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.
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