28 Essential Home Learning Resources to make life easier

With the new school term starting today we have rounded up some really useful resources to lend a hand. Let’s face it, the majority of us are not trained home-schoolers and are muddling through the best we can. But if we can just get the kids to do a little bit of something each day then that’s a win in our eyes!

30 Day Free Trial to Reading Eggs & Math Seeds
Age: 2-13 Years

Enthuse Education, save 83% on LittleBird
Personalised Maths & English Tuition for 4 weeks.
Age: 5-11 Years

Developing Experts Online Science Lessons, save 50% on LittleBird
12 Months of Hands-On Lessons
Age: 4 – 14 Years

Scholastic Free Resource Bank
Scholastic Resource Bank have put together a range of FREE home learning packs for Early Years, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 children to help parents and teachers prepare for all eventualities

Khan Academy
Great for Maths & Computing
Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.
Age: 4 – 18 Years

BBC Learning (Archived website)
This site is no longer updated but there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision.

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes
Age: 6+ Years

The Kids Should See This
Smart videos for curious minds

Crash Course Kids
Fantastic YouTube Channel on fascinating subjects.
Every Tuesday & Thursday for new subjects.

Cbeebies Radio
Fun radio stories, poems, songs and listening activities for babies, toddlers and young children.

Blue Peter Badges
Get the kids earning their Blue Peter Badge, there are eight to collect! Simply send in letters, stories, makes, pictures, poems, good ideas for the programme!

Tons of free revision content.
Paid access to higher level material.
Ages: 7+ Years

DK Find Out
Search, learn and explore a range of subjects!
Age: 4+

Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones.

Geography Games
Challenging and entertaining quiz games to improve your geographical knowledge!

Program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Blockly Games is a series of educational games that teach programming. Great for kids who have not had prior experience with computer programming.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Age: All Ages

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
Age: All Ages

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.
Age: 5-18 Years

Big History Project
The Big History Project is a free, online social studies course that helps us better understand people, civilisations, and how we are connected to everything around us.
Age: 11+ Years .

Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It’s used by teachers, kids, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!

iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Age: All Ages

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Age: 2+ Years

Oxford Owl for Home
Great range of free resources in Reading, Maths and English
Age: 3-11 Years

The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities on Facebook.

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

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).

Have you got any amazing home learning resources that you use with the kids? We would love to hear all of your ideas. Tag us on Facebook @LittleBird and Instagram @littlebirddeals for a chance to be featured on our socials!

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