With everyone forced into lockdown and having to homeschool their children, where do we go when we need a bit of help with the homework set by teachers?
I’ve put together a list of 8 fun homeschooling resources that can assist you and your children with learning during Covid19 and beyond, helping you to survive lockdown by making life a little easier. These resources are also useful to permanent home educators.
BBC Bitesize is very popular in our house as it’s a free online resource and supports the national curriculum. Learn and revise in a fun way for ages 5- 16+.
From April 20th 2020, Bitesize is publishing daily lessons to help students across the UK with homeschooling.
Twinkl provides educational resources created by teachers for parents and teachers. Signing up to Twinkl gives you access to 40,000 free resources.
Twinkl tailors resources to a number of curriculums including the UK National Curriculum. See the list here.
Ed Place is paid for English and Maths, they currently have a £1 Trial and your child can have great fun learning at home on their desktop website or on the go with their app.
Ed place has opened up their English, maths and science question and answers activities on the website for free to help you support your child during the Coronavirus pandemic. This means you don’t have to create an account and can use their teacher-created content.
All the resources are aligned to the National Curriculum and appropriate for students in Year 1 up to GCSE.
History is boring for most kids, isn’t it? But don’t worry, we have Horrible Histories which is brilliant and hilariously funny. I love watching it myself!
Whenever my daughter’s eyes glaze over and I know she’s shutting off during History work, I often search to see if Horrible Histories have made a show on that particular subject.
If you visit their site, you can browse through the series. Learn about the Romans and Celts, the Tudors and lots more in a fun way.
Duo Lingo allows you to learn a language free forever! If ads bug you they can be removed by using the plus version. You’ll also be supporting free education.
Learn the language of your choice any time and anywhere with the iPhone and Android apps.
It’s fun to learn with Duo Lingo because it’s split into bite size skills that feel like games and you lose a life when get something wrong and gain points by completing a lesson. Your children will enjoy this.
Although this isn’t on the national curriculum, typing is a good skill to learn to set your child up for the future. In our digital world, touch typing has become a necessity.
Kidztype is a fun way to learn using Dance Mat Typing which is an interactive game and uses colourful cartoons that interact and communicate with the players, easily guiding them through all the stages of touch typing.
Art For Kids Hub
At Art For Kids Hub you’ll find all kinds of free art lessons for kids such as painting, origami and learning how to draw.
There are weekly Saturday challenges and your child’s creativity will be featured on their channel and website.
All you need to get started is some paper and something to draw with and some colouring pencils or pens.
This company was created by an 8-year-old boy with a love for Minecraft, impressive huh? You can read his story here.
Learn through play with Minecraft! With courses in History, Science, Creative Writing, World Studies, Geography and more.
Each course is made up of a combination of videos, reading materials, and hands-on experiments outside of the computer environment.
If you’re struggling with homeschooling don’t worry, we’ve all had to adjust and change our routines. Just do the best you can. We’re so lucky these days to have lots of great resources available to us on the internet.