We have been working hard to put together a list of free resources for parents to use at home while schools are closed down.
Everything on this list is free, and it has been checked by a qualified teacher. It is all child friendly, at least a little educational, and most importantly, they are engaging for young minds.
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If you have a suggestion for something that can be added to this list, feel free to email us your suggestion, and we will check it out.
Without further delay, here is our list of the best free, educational activities for kids.
- Children’s books read by famous people https://www.storylineonline.net/library/
- The British Museum- located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies- https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/
- Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook. These recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, maths and science- https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library?
- Can’t go to the zoo these holidays? It is okay, they have found a way to bring the zoo to your home. Watch the animals live here: https://www.zoo.org.au/animal-house/
- This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals- https://climatekids.nasa.gov/
- Mo Willems, the author of ‘Don’t let the Pigeon Stay up Late’ is uploading daily drawing lessons- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeQu-4k89gI
- This one is for your iPad. It is a great app to keep kids moving (and to wear them out a little). https://www.gonoodle.com/
- Keep kids up with their language studies. Both of these are free but they offer different languages, you will need to set the student up initially, but they should be able to use it on their own after that. Students under the age of 8 will need help.- https://www.duolingo.com/ or https://app.mondly.com/home
- Great activities to do with your kids. These are fantastic together activities that will help kids let out some of their extra energy. https://whatmomslove.com/kids/active-indoor-games-activities-for-kids-to-burn-energy/
- Astronauts read stories from space! I was pretty excited about this one- https://storytimefromspace.com/library/
- Science experiments you can do at home. https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiment-library/
- Scratch teaches students all about coding. This one is definitely for older students or students who already have a little knowledge about coding. – https://scratch.mit.edu/
- PE lessons on this YouTube channel for children of all ages. https://www.youtube.com/playlist…
- Online art classes for kids. https://www.youtube.com/user/redtedart
- Some of Victoria’s local libraries have moved their storytime online! https://www.facebook.com/groups/383199445896758/
- As most schools are talking about moving their classes online, now would be a good time to teach your kids to type. Here is a link that will do just that. https://www.typing.com/student/lessons
We will add to this list as we come across more free resources that will help keep young minds active. In the meantime, stay safe!
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