FREE Educational Websites – Things to do when self isolating

Voluntary post – FREE online learning and activities.

Corona virus is everywhere at the moment. The latest government advice is for families to self isolate for 14 days if someone in your household has a ‘new’ continuous cough and/or a fever.

With schools on the brink of closure it seems parents are starting to worry about how they will keep little ones entertained.

Schools in my area are already preparing some home learning paper resource packs and also equipping pupils with a user name and password to access digital home learning. I am not sure what other schools are doing so I have listed some FREE Educational websites and links.

Twinkl

Twinkl has created educational resources that can be used at each step of a child’s learning journey.

The teacher-created resources provide entire schemes of work, lesson planning and assessments right through to online educational games, augmented reality and so much more.

They have over 525,000 resources and new content gets added every day.

This website has all your educating needs taken care of!

For more information, please head to – https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

Nasa Kids Club

NASA provides a safe place for children to play as they learn about NASA and its missions. On this site, you will find games of various skill levels for children. These games support national education standards in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

For more information, please head to – https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/

Amazing Space

Whether you’re looking for interesting facts or tidbits, trying to solve a riddle or puzzle, or just want to know how far or how big, Amazing Space can help.

Check the Resources page, which puts fun facts at your fingertips. You’ll find information on everything from gravity to the death of stars. Select a topic and start exploring.

For more information, please head to – https://amazing-space.stsci.edu/

 

Discovery Mindblown

Discovery Mindblown inspires you to question what you know and ask the big questions about the world around us.

I particularly enjoyed watching the #MindBlown Blast videos. The episodes are made just for children. There is a range of topics available to watch from how the brain works to pink dolphins!

For more information, please head to – https://www.discoverymindblown.com/

Duolingo

Learn a language for FREE! Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up. I used the Duolingo app to brush up on my Welsh skills.

For more information, please head to – https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Hello Kids Drawing

Step by Step drawing tutorials and drawing lessons for kids of all ages. Learn how to draw well with Hello Kids simple and creative tips and tricks to improve, enhance and even learn how to paint. Choose from hundreds of pictures including: How to draw Barbie, how to draw Disney characters and much more.

For more information, please visit – http://www.hellokids.com/

Activity Village

Due to school closures, Activity Village is offering FREE activity packs.

“We’ve pulled together some of our favourite activities and for the next few weeks at least we are making them free for everyone to download.

We hope these packs of printable activities will help keep kids busy and engaged. Obviously we can’t replace our wonderful teachers, and these resources are “fun” rather than educational, but perhaps we can offer some inspiration and distraction, and take the pressure off just a little!

We don’t need your email address and there’s no catch or subscription necessary. Just click on the links below and download away!  Just take them and enjoy, tell your friends and family, and share.”

For more information, please visit – https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/school-closures

Google Earth

Take a guided tour around the globe with some of the world’s leading storytellers, scientists and not-for-profit organisations. Immerse yourself in new cultures and test your knowledge of the world.

Draw on the map, add placemarks to highlight key locations in your project, or draw lines and shapes directly on the map. Add your photos, videos and collaborate with others like a Google Doc to share your story as a presentation.

For more information, please head to – https://www.google.co.uk/earth/

CBeebies

CBeebies offer FREE online games and activities for toddlers and preschoolers. There is a drawing section, a puzzle, quiz and watch section.

For more information, please head to – https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

For older children, please head to – https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc

 

Self isolating is annoying but i wish you all well at this scary time xx

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