These Are A Few Of Our Favourite Things

Here are a few online resources we’ve enjoyed as part of home education. Obviously you’d have to look at them first to check that they are an appropriate fit for your child’s age and ability. Enjoy! – for maths & science. We found there is plenty on the free app to keep us going.

iPlayer for BBC shows – Horrible Histories, Back In Time For The Corner Shop (and the original Back In Time For Dinner), Inside The Factory.

Netflix – Odd Squad, The Who Was Show (like a US Horrible Histories).

TED Ed Riddles

Storynory for free short story audios.

Audible for audiobooks – Atticus The Storyteller’s 100 Greek Myths 1 & 2 went down well. – a great site with free printable on various subjects.

BBC Bitesize – we particularly like the animations and quizzes.

Gamestar Mechanic – intro to game design (I had fun being the beta tester for the levels my son created!)

Future Learn – free courses, lots are based around short videos, we’ve enjoyed courses on nutrition, literature and weather.

Crash Course YouTube videos – we started with Science and World History, but there are loads of other subjects too.

Outschool – pay-as-you-go online classes for kids on a variety of subjects, from some very imaginative teachers.

Wildlife Watch – a goods selection of printables and activity ideas.

Virtual Museum Tours and Field Trips – one I’m exploring at the moment (I’ll update with any good ones I find). Here’s New York

TES Lesson Resources – plenty of free and low cost options on every subject, including some some really creative ideas (Mr Taylor’s Science Emporium Of Knowledge is one of many innovative creators on there).

Collaborative Learning – a collection of printable activities on a range of subjects

Craftwhack – for art project ideas

Storyjumper – for creating your own books online

Davey’s Mystery 1 and 2 apps – a puzzle game that sparked a passion in our house for similar brain workouts.

Monument Valley puzzle game (app) – a beautiful levels-based game inspired by Escher’s mathematical art. Solving it involves using logical reasoning, physics and perspective.

I’ll update this if I remember any more…

If you’re grappling with the transition to learning at home, I shared a few thoughts in Learning, Together.

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