This is 'The Book of Hopes' edited by Katherine Rundell, with contributions from more than 100 children's authors and illustrators. It's written to comfort, inspire and entertain children in lockdown.
Learning Projects for Children
Weekly projects from EYFS to Year 6
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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
National Geographic Kids www.natgeokids.com/uk/ Activities and quizzes for younger kids
Access 12 of the world’s major museums all online
Cbeebies Radio www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio Listening activities for the younger ones
Twinkl 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.
A website which has very comprehensive list of resources for all ages
Online videos, games etc for all subject areas for EYFS and KS1
Blue Peter Badges
Start working towards a Blue Peter badge!
Hungry Little Minds
A website for parents with ideas of how to stimulate your child from birth to 5 years
Follow the links to the challenges page for half term and holiday fun
Click here to learn how to learn how to post work on SeeSaw.
Ted Ed https://ed.ted.com/ All sorts of engaging educational videos
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
Online games for all subjects
Choose from 3-5 years, 5-7 years or 7-11 years
Online games for maths and English, mainly for EYFS and KS1
Online games for maths, English and other subjects Able to pick activities for EYFS and KS1
Choose from maths and English games for child’s age group. See home learning games for Years 1,2 and 3+ for suggested games.
Parents can sign up for a free account for their child
Children will need their usernames and passwords to access this site
Oxford Owl for Home www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Lots of free resources for Primary age
DK Find Out
Huge selection of topics to choose from. Read extracts and then complete quiz or activity
Mystery Science mysteryscience.com Free science lessons
www.treetoolsforschools.org.uk/categorymenu/?cat=activities A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Blockly blockly.games Learn computer programming skills - fun and free
Scratch scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ Creative computer programming
Free online app for 3D design, electronics and coding
Children's school email
Children will need their email address and password to log in to the email
World Geography Games
Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com Learn languages for free. Web or app
Red Ted Art www.redtedart.com Easy arts and crafts for little ones
Paw Print Badges
Get creative and earn badges
The Imagination Tree
Great ideas from a stay at home mum/early years teacher for structuring your day when at home with the kids. Lots of arts and crafts ideas and outdoor learning activities
The Artful Parent
Ideas for getting crafty at home
NASA learning library
Offer to help children with special needs get exercise during lockdown