Things to do at home

Thank you to Cambridgeshire County Council for many of the following list of resources:

Twinkl
https://www.twinkl.co.uk
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering many free resources to parents who sign up for a free account.

Virtual tours
https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
Virtual tours of some of the world’s best museums

Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2021/02/lockdown-activities-for-kids-to-do-at-home/
Lockdown activities for kids to do at home from the Woodland Trust.

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

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

Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities

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

The Imagination Tree
https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games

DK Find Out
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac

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

Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects

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

Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
https://www.prodigygame.com

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org
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.

BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
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 license required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Futurelearn
https://www.futurelearn.com
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).

Seneca
https://www.senecalearning.com
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Openlearn
https://www.open.edu/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.

Blockly
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Trust
National Trust  gardens, parks and countryside remain open for local people to exercise. Please always check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel.

Chatterpack
Are you and your kids bored? Check out Chatterpack’s list of resources for all the family. Thanks to Jackie for this information.

Elsa Support has resources and printables for you do to with your children.

Eddie’s have some great online resources, including keeping fit and a quiz.

BBC History for Kids is a great interactive learning site.

E-Learning for Kids is a great resource to keep up with education while at home.

Living Sport are in the process of creating website pages to help us keep physically active.

The Scouts have published their online resources here.  Fancy a holiday camp at home?

Lockdown exercise with Jonny Peacock.

PE with Joe Wicks
Live workouts to get kids (and adults!) moving on The Body Coach TV.

Let’s Go Live with Maddie & Greg
A live family science show on YouTube hosted by Maddie Moate & Greg Foot.

50 free revision resources
For your older kids, here are 50 free revision resources for 11+, GCSEs and A-Levels:
http://www.eparenting.co.uk/education/50_free_revision_resources_for_gcse_a_level_11_plus_and_sats.php

 

Help for parent carers explaining Covid

Don’t lag behind your kids in the digital world! You can keep up to date while having some fun here

Here’s a good resource on talking to your children about Coronavirus.

Ollie and His Super Powers have a nice video explaining things to little children.

With schools closing and exams postponed, it might be a struggle to keep your teenager motivated. Plain Sailing Motivation are organising webinars to help you and your families.

For our sensory children, the current situation might be very difficult. Here is a great explanation from Sensory Spectacle.

Help for parent carers well-being

Looking after you mental health is extremely important for parent carers, so we are able to look after ourselves as well as our families.