Free online courses, activities and resources for children in lockdown


Free courses for children in lockdown

Faced with another prolonged lockdown at home with the children as Coronavirus wreaks havoc, this list of activities and amazing free learning resources could save your bacon!

It’s been compiled by teachers and parents who usually homeschool, covers a broad range of topics from maths, geography, science and literature to fun craft activities, cookery and exercises you can enjoy with your kids at home.

We are gobsmacked by the quality of learning resources available online – and free!

Head to Facebook too, where a brilliant page: Family Lockdown Tips and Ideas has amassed thousands of followers.

For children who don’t have access to WiFi or technology at home, most schools have laptops pre-loaded with resources for those in need.


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RESOURCES FOR PRESCHOOL AND EARLY PRIMARY

Dr Chris and Dr Xand will be live on Facebook every weekday at 2.30pm taking questions: https://www.facebook.com/vantulleken


Check out The Imagination Tree for brilliant arts and craft ideas: https://theimaginationtree.com

CBeebies Radio has lovely listening opportunities for younger ones: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

If you have access to some outside space during your lockdown, give Nature Detectives a go. Fun outside activities to help them learn about nature. https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives

Check out Red Ted Art for easy arts and crafts: https://www.redtedart.com and follow The Artful Parent on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Oxford Owl for Home has free e-books and phonics guides for young primary children.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN

Khan Academy (primary and se