We’ve put together some links to free online learning resources and fun activities aimed at children and young people.

These resources are also useful for youth and play workers and anyone volunteering or working with children and young people in a community or play scheme setting..



TedEd@Home
TED-Ed is working with expert educators and TED speakers throughout the world to create and share high-quality, interactive, video-based lessons on a daily basis, for free
https://ed.ted.com/lessons?direction=desc&sort=featured-position


BBC Bitesize – A brilliant website to support learning how to read. New resources uploaded daily.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize


Phonics resources. Lots of worksheets to print out, too. A free website.
www.primaryresources.co.uk 


Free phonics resource to use during this current period. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/


British Council website – It can help parents support their child’s English learning at home. Activities, games and exercises for listening, reading, writing and speaking. https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/

Twinkl – School Closure Resource Packs made for parents to teach their children from home. Worksheets, activities and games have simple instructions and are easy to download and use at home. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/covid19-school-closures


Black Lives Matter – Let’s Learn, Educate and Change, Together
Features some useful learning resources, reading comprehensions, posters and powerpoint presentations for all ages.

Black History 4 Schools
blackhistory4schools is the leading website in the UK dedicated to the promotion of Black and Asian British history in schools. The resources and blog are freely available and cover topics ranging from the Romans to the Windrush.


Music resources for primary school age children
https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=megamenu&utm_campaign=ootamathome1_f2&utm_medium=advertsquare


Maths puzzles and games
https://ilovemathsgames.com/puzzles.html


Maths quizzes
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button


Here are some classic children’s books, free to read or listen to.
https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html


The Literacy Shed is home to a wealth of visual resources including short animations and stories.
https://www.literacyshed.com/whats-new.html


Art for kids hub
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5XMF3Inoi8R9nSI8ChOsdQ


Easy Kids Crafts – how to videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEG2kLhJoFJD1dxVR8-h7HA


5 Minute Crafts – how to videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC57XAjJ04TY8gNxOWf-Sy0Q


Crafts for kids
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTn0kzSoLyz6r6H-psXmgjA


Robin Arts School
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4iCzOf6fZLbXI6cpryPEyw


Typing games for kids
https://www.kidztype.com/browse-typing-games.html


Everyschool provides a one stop shop for the best free online educational activities and games.
https://www.everyschool.co.uk/



National Museums Liverpool are encouraging primary school age children to create their own exhibition at home using 10 objects that represent ‘you’ or to create an art gallery by drawing, painting or making 10 artistic creations that represent ‘you’. https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/my-home-my-museum


Chatter Pack – a page full of incredible links to some brilliant resources and activities which you can access here. You can listen to podcasts and even stream live bands. There are also useful link on issues such as mindfulness and how to deal with being at home for so long during this period.
https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home


BBC Newsround
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround


Moshi – Sleep and Mindfulness
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkNtx91j9IKnMTpQqH6BQKA


ADHD Foundation resources
https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/information/parents/


Twinkl – Helpful packs that you can use to help support home learning for your child with SEND. The resources include worksheets, games, arts and craft activities and more that you can easily download.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/specialeducationalneeds-sen/school-closure-home-learning-send


Liverpool Learning Partnership has produced Wakelet which contains links to lots of resources aimed at children, families and school and provided advice and guidance with regards to well-being at this difficult time
https://wakelet.com/wake/564d7bc8-4bc9-462f-a9e1-2deb03150c3f


10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus
https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips/?WT.tsrc=Paid_Social&WT.mc_id=coronavirus-mh


Three Tips to Boost Your Confidence
https://ed.ted.com/lessons/3-tips-to-boost-your-confidence-ted-ed


P.E. with Joe Wicks
https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1


AccessArt
AccessArt has many resources suitable for children, teenagers and parents to use at home during self-isolation.
https://www.accessart.org.uk/art-resources-for-home/?utm_source=Earlyarts&utm_campaign=d5390227c2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_13_10_35_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_42ae85e286-d5390227c2-129652161&mc_cid=d5390227c2&mc_eid=d67fd21265



Get Creative 2020
#GetCreativeAtHome. Simply select your favourite artform and just… get creative! https://getcreativeuk.com/activities



ARTS:LIVE
ARTS:LIVE contains a range of fun, creative ‘at home’ activities for children of all ages to enjoy. There are craft, art, media, dance and music projects for children and adults to do together or individually. Whatever you’re looking for, we’re sure you’ll find something fun to do after school, on the weekend or during school holidays. https://www.artslive.com/at-home/

Vertical Veg – Growing food in small spaces
Vertical Veg inspires and supports food growing in containers in small spaces. Here you will find lots of ideas and practical tips on how to create a delicious, nutritious and beautiful container garden.
https://verticalveg.org.uk/