Some fantastic ideas and links here for things to do with your children.

FREE online education resources

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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.

Ted Ed                                                                     

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

Cbeebies Radio                                                                      

Listening activities for the younger ones.

Prodigy Maths

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

Toy Theater

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

British Council                                                           

Resources for English language learning

Khan Academy

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.

BBC Learning

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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.

Mystery Science

Free science lessons



Learn languages for free. Web or app.

The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course

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

Nature Detectives                                                                      

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

Geography Games

Geography gaming!


Fun non-screen games to play with your children

Fun Learning for kids

A great bit of Lego fun for all ages

Hertfordhire Libraries

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.

Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards

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

Please see the below Internet Safety Videos to watch with your child