Home School Resource List

Home School Resource List - DynamicDad.ukIt’s proving tough for many parents looking for activities and educational resources for home learning during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic.

This is especially true for those of us trying to work from home and home-school at the same time, both are a full time job!

Some schools are doing an excellent job providing resources and lessons for students at home, some have online classes, others aren’t providing much. Whichever category you fall into, here’s a (long) list of home-school resources to help you and your kids make the most of the lockdown.

Be sure to look at the Activities & Craft section of the site for some fun “down time” activities too!

Contents:

 

Cross Curriculum

FREE Resource pack from Twinkl with worksheets, activities and games aligned to the national curriculum.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures

A range of blogs, STEM activities, worksheets, games and maths, literacy and even coding activities.
https://www.learningresources.co.uk/home-learning

Thousands of free primary teaching resources to download & print.
https://www.sparklebox.co.uk/

Video resources, lessons and activities from the BBC!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach

300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens
https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/

Favourite kids books read by famous people
https://www.storylineonline.net/

ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn.
https://clickschooling.com/

Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies
https://www.coursera.org/

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student’s needs including creating flashcards for other subjects.
https://dogonalogbooks.com/printables/

Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own
https://www.superchargedschool.com/

Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects
https://www.izzit.org/index.php

Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body.
https://www.coolkidfacts.com/

Voice based learning… learn through Alexa
https://bamboolearning.com/resources

Classes for older teens or adults
https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lp/t1/freemo

 

Toddler & Reception

Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss
https://www.seussville.com/

Indoor Activities for busy toddlers
https://busytoddler.com/2020/03/indoor-activities/

Play with favourite show characters and learn too
https://pbskids.org/

Math and Reading games
https://www.funbrain.com/

Phonics skills
https://www.starfall.com/h/

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc,
https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities
https://www.highlightskids.com/

 

Maths

Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors
https://www.hmhco.com/math-at-work

Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry
http://www.mathscore.com/

Math as a fun part of your daily family routine
http://bedtimemath.org/

Math and reading games
https://www.abcya.com/

Math and language games
https://www.arcademics.com/

Geometry
https://www.canfigureit.com/

Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce maths skills and compete against the computer or others
https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/

Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders
https://www.mathplayground.com/

Immerse yourself in cryptography
https://www.cryptoclub.org/

Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex maths topics and make maths more fun.
https://www.numberphile.com/

Math games galore
https://gridclub.com/

Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult
https://www.aplusclick.org/

Algebra games for kids
https://www.dragonboxapp.com/

Fractions practice
http://www.mathchimp.com/freddysfractions.php

 

Personal Finance

Loads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance
https://www.ngpf.org/

Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management.
https://www.teachbanzai.com/

 

English

Games to get “into the book”
https://reading.ecb.org/

Favourite kids books read by famous people
https://www.storylineonline.net/

Reading & maths games
https://www.abcya.com/

Language & maths games
https://www.arcademics.com/

Poetry and music
https://www.thewell.world/mindful-music/mindful-poetry-moments

Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice.
https://noveleffect.com/

Interactive games based on the book series
https://www.magictreehouse.com/

 

Sciences

80+ do at home science activities
https://elementalscience.com/blogs/news/80-free-science-activities

Hands on science videos
https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified

Space science for kids
https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.
https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home.
http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/

Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement.
https://www.everyday-earth.com/

Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access
https://sciencespot.net/Pages/classhome.html

Learn all about earthquakes
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

Learn all about the periodic table
https://www.chemicool.com/

Biology
https://www.biologysimulations.com/

Chemistry
https://www.playmadagames.com/

High school chemistry topics
https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/articles-by-topic.html

Tons of science experiments that you can do at home
https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/

Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way.
https://thehappyscientist.com/

Learn all about cells
https://www.cellsalive.com/

This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals.
https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways.
https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard

This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life.
https://ocean.si.edu/

From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather.
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body.
https://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html

Science podcasts to listen to with your kids
https://medium.com/kidslisten/19-great-science-podcasts-you-can-listen-to-with-kids-6fe46ac506b8#.rb23iuaw6

Engineering challenges with things you have at home
https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/paper-structures-engineering-challenge/

 

History

Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

The iconic British Museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.
https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

Online history classes for all ages pre-teen through adults
https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

Digital archive of history
https://www.bunkhistory.org/

 

Geography

Geography and animals
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.
https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.
https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

Tour Yellowstone National Park!
https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world.
https://www.countryreports.org/

 

PE

PE with Joe Wicks every weekday morning at 9 (live) or whenever you want to play the videos back. Joe has also been donating the Ad revenue to the NHS.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8.
https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/

Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
https://www.gonoodle.com/

Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans
https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/

Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout.
https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts

 

Languages

Free online & app languages
https://www.duolingo.com/

Resources for Spanish practice
https://www.difusion.com/campus/

Chinese learning activities
https://chalkacademy.com/

Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin.
https://conjuguemos.com/

Music Based Spanish Learning
https://rockalingua.com/

22 languages to learn
https://www.memrise.com/

 

Music

Music is for everyone
https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

Poetry and music
https://www.thewell.world/mindful-music/mindful-poetry-moments

Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators.
https://www.musictheory.net/

Music practice transformed
https://www.smartmusic.com/

Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for free
https://prodigiesmusic.com/

QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home
https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources/

Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos.
https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/

The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory.
https://trainer.thetamusic.com/en

 

IT

Learn to code
https://www.codecademy.com/

Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world.
https://www.nitrotype.com/

Keyboarding practice
https://www.typingclub.com/ or https://www.typing.com/

Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning.
https://scratch.mit.edu/

Coding for ages 4-10
https://www.kodable.com/

Coding with Star Wars
https://code.org/starwars

 

Animals

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!
https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.
https://www.farmfood360.ca/

Play games and learn all about animals
https://switchzoo.com/

This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life.
https://ocean.si.edu/

 

Art & Design

A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art.
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/

Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art.
https://artsology.com/

Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design. http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/

 

Cooking

Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science.
https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library

 

Fun activities

Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities
https://www.highlightskids.com/

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc,
https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

Free printables library with activities for children 0-6
https://www.littlesparkcompany.com/printables-library

Quick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and up
https://www.kiwico.com/kids-at-home

Online digital colouring pages
https://www.thecolor.com/

Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun
https://www.crazygames.com/

Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children
https://www.funology.com/

3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet.
bit.ly/freemakerstations

 

Please comment with any other resources you know of and any broken links!

Home-School-Resource-List-of-Educational-Resources-during-Lockdown

Home School Resource List of Educational Resources during Lockdown - DynamicDad.uk
Home-School-Resource-List-of-Educational-Resources-during-Lockdown
Know someone this might help or entertain? Please share!

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *