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Some of the best free educational resources to educate and entertain your kids

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Author: Thomas Hadfield, Posted: Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 12:00

With school closures looking likely amid the Coronavirus pandemic, parents may be worried about how they can continue their child’s learning whilst at home.

Below is a list of free online education resources, covering a range of subjects to help both entertain and educate.

If you come across any other resources that we could add to our list, please email entertainment@thelocalanswer.co.uk

Khan Academy
www.khanacademy.org
Especially good for maths, science and computing for all ages.

BBC Learning
www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch
Although this site is no longer updated there's plenty of information on most school subjects available.

Futurelearn
www.futurelearn.com
Free access to hundreds of courses – anyone aged 14+ will need an account but younger children can use a parent’s account.

Seneca
www.senecalearning.com
Perfect for those revising at GCSE or A level.

Blockly
www.blockly.games
Perfect for beginners to learn computer programming skills.

Scratch
www.scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Learn to program your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
Fascinating videos on a range of topics.

National Geographic Kids
www.natgeokids.com/uk
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo
www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Also available on the app store.

Mystery Science
www.mysteryscience.com
Mysteries explained by science lessons.

The Kids Should See This
www.thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of educational videos on science, art, technology and more.

Crash Course
www.thecrashcourse.com
Animated videos on hundreds of subjects

Crash Course Kids
www.m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above but for a younger audience.

iDEA Awards
www.idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs that can be completed indoors.

Tinkercad
www.tinkercad.com
A free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding.

Prodigy Maths
www.prodigygame.com
Covers US maths curriculum but also useful for UK students.

Cbeebies Radio
www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for younger kids.

British Council
www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning.

Oxford Owl for Home
www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age children.

Big History Project
www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi-disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
www.world-geography-games.com/world.html
Plenty of Geography games for years 3-12.

The Artful Parent
www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Fun and creative art activities to do at home.

Red Ted Art
www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones.

The Imagination Tree
www.theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for early years.

Toy Theater
www.toytheater.com
Educational online games.

DK Find Out
www.dkfindout.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes on a plethora of topics.

Twinkl
www.twinkl.co.uk
Offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures, features printable activities.

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