- Online learning portals. Many of these are currently free, or have free trials given the global scale of home education. The following is a pretty good list of these:
Advice about keeping child occupied at home:
CLICK HERE for Non-screen activities you can do at home
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Free science lessons
Science awards you can complete from home.
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
History for Kids
The website is packed with articles, worksheets and even a quiz on each section.
Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.
Creative computer programming
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Drawing and doodles tutorials and activities
Minfulness for everyday life. Offering free support during the current situation.
Arts and crafts
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
All kinds of making.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Resources for English language learning
Learning English language
Range of topics:
All sorts of engaging educational videos
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
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.
BBC Bitesize primary
Whole range of topics to learn about.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.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 to access 100s of courses, 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.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.