Children

Important information about COVID-19 for families with disabled children here

Resources, Resources, Resources. 

Please find below a list of resources that we hope will prove useful while we continue to adjust to the changes that are happening around us. In addition we have listed some safe online practices and additional resources that will help to keep your children safe online. 

Coronavirus: A Book for Children

Online resources:

The Artful Parent - Good, free art activities

ABCya - Educational Games

BBC Goodfood - Kids Baking 

BBC Learning - This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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

Beast Academy (Math) - a challenging curriculum for students ages 8‑13. Browse our books, or enroll your student in our new Online Learning Platform.

Big History Project - Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Blockly - Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Blue Peter Badges - If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

British Council - Resources for English language learning

BrainPop - Animated Educational Site for Kids - Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology.

Cbeebies Radio - Listening activities for the younger ones.

Cool Maths - Games is a brain-training site, for everyone, where logic & thinking & math meets fun & games. 

Curiosity Stream - Screen time doesn't need to be a waste of time. Watch & learn With CuriosityStream®. Expand your horizons with thousands of documentaries & original

Crest Awards - Science awards you can complete from home.

Creative Bug - online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.

Discovery Education - is as a trusted partner for schools, supporting them in realising their vision and achieving their goals with curriculum-matched content,

Duolingo - Learn languages for free. Web or app.

DK Find Out - Activities and quizzes

E-Learning for Kids - for children worldwide

Funbrain - games, reading, videos, playground and maths zone

Futurelearn - 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).

Geography Games - Geography gaming!

iDEA Awards - Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Highlightskids - The place for children of all ages to play games and discover new jokes, surveys, answers to science questions, and fun crafts and recipes from Highlights.

Khan Academy - 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.

Literactive - The most comprehensive phonics-based reading program available for early learners.

Math Game Time - free math games, worksheets, homework help & videos for teachers, parents & children. Start enjoying cool, fun math games online

Museum Virtual Visits - Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.

Mystery Science - Free science lessons

National Geographic Kids - Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

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.

Oxford Owl for Home - Lots of free resources for Primary age

Outschool - 8000+ video chat classes for K-12 science, art, mindfulness, English, social studies, life skills, and more!

Paw Print Badges - Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Prodigy Maths -Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Nature Detectives - A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

Red Ted Art - Easy arts and crafts for little ones

Seneca - For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Scratch - Creative computer programming

Splashlearn - complete Math learning

Starfall - At Starfall, children have fun while they learn.

Storylineonline - Storyline Online, features celebrated actors including Viola Davis, Kristen Bell, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin

Seussvlle - the home of all things Dr. Seuss.

Switchzoo  - you can make new animals, play animal games, build a home, learn about animals, and hear animal music

Ted Ed - All sorts of engaging educational videos

Tinkercad - All kinds of making.

The Imagination Tree - Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

The Kids Should See This - Wide range of cool educational videos

Toy Theater - Educational online games

Turtle Diary - Play educational kids games, computer games, printable worksheets and learning games online

Twinkl - 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.

Tynker - Learn to code and mod Minecraft with Tynker's easy-to-learn, visual programming courses. Tynker makes it fun to learn computer programming

Udemy - On-Demand Online Courses! Find the right instructor for you. Any topic, skill level, or language. Download To Your Phone. Expert Instructors. Lifetime Access. Courses: Reiki, Guitar, Drawing.

Unite for Literacy - provides free digital access to picture books, narrated in many languages. Literacy is at the core of a healthy community

 

YouTube Channels:

Crash Course - You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids - This bi-weekly show from the producers of Crash Course is all about gradeschool science. We'll look at Earth, Habitats, Space, 

Science Channel - Official Homepage for Science. Watch Full Episodes FREE with your TV subscription. Get Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Shows! Start Exploring Now

SciShow Kids - Awesome Animals - SciShow Kids Play all Learning about cute, weird, and fun animals is doing science! Learn about the science of animals with Jessi and her friends!

National Geographic Kids - Let Your Child have Loads of Fun Discovering Facts About Their Incredible Planet. 

Geography Focus - A full scheme of work.

TheBrainScoop -  work and research of natural history museums with the world.

SciShow -  explores the unexpected

Kids Learning Tube - channel with a mission to educate kids of all ages through original music and animation.

Geeek Gurl Diaries - Welcome to the Geek Gurl Diaries, where us gurl's discuss, create, demo and interview all things geek.

Mike Likes Science -  I like learning and helping people learn. So every month or so, I make science inspired music videos

Science Max - exciting new series that turbocharges all the science experiments you've done at home.

Science for Kids - is the home of science & technology on the Internet for children around the world.

Scholastic - Find the best books, literary resources and educational solutions for kids at Scholastic, a leader in publishing and education for nearly 100 years.

SoulPancake - Sign up for the SPoonful, and get a weekly dose of joy delivered directly to your inbox.

 

Links to Support Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs:

The Council for Disabled Children have outlined a list of links to support children and young people with special educational needs, together with their parents and carers, to give information about Coronavirus.

National Autistic Society - Guidance and helpline for parents, young people and staff

Mencap - Easy-read guide to Coronavirus

Place2Be - Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing

Young Minds - Talking to your child about Cornavirus and 10 tips from their Parentd Helpline to support family wellbeing

Carers UK - Guidance for carers

Covibook - An interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic

Amaze - information pack for parents

 

Online Safety:

Newsletter with online safety information