ACTIVITIES AND LEARNING RESOURCES
Some fantastic ideas and links here for things to do with your children.
FREE online education resources
Secondary school aged Young People
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
Free to access 100s of courses for 14 days, 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).
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.
All sorts of engaging educational videos
Big History Project
Multi disciplinary activities.
Primary children or younger
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Listening activities for the younger ones.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Creative computer programming – Games
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
Educational online games
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
(Use the code: CVDTWINKLHELPS)
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Five minute mum
Some great ideas on how to structure the day at home
Family Services Commissioning
Fun learning games and activities for small children to support their development
Learning or activities for any age
Resources for English language learning
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 is mostly common material.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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 licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free science lessons
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads.
Many activities can be completed indoors.
Badges cost but are optional.
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Fun non-screen games to play with your children
Fun Learning for kids
A great bit of Lego fun for all ages
Anyone in Hertfordshire can borrow e-books and audiobooks from our libraries.
Virtual Museum Tours
Think you know
A useful resource for home activity sheets for internet safety.
Awards schemes to try
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
The School of Hard Knocks have created a fantastic resource to help everyone through this difficult time, please see the below link for some useful tips about wellbeing, exercise, healthy eating and useful emergency numbers.
The below Booklet was put together by colleagues in Community Family
Psychology, Neurodevelopmental Team and Children’s Occupational
Therapy (20th March 2020) and is designed to support Children with
Learning Disability/ASD and coping with COVID-19 Isolation
A great guide to help explain Covid-19 to your children.