For many of us, our new reality is suddenly having a very full household! Our schools here are all responding to the ever changing circumstances fantastically providing an array of resources and online learning tools regardless of whether they are fully closed or not, but with holidays looming (or even here in some cases) we know that noise and energy levels are rising and attention waning. So we thought it would be useful to put together a list of our top e-learning websites and apps to help you keep the children busy and engaged…
Audible, the online audio book app from Amazon, are offering free stories for all children everywhere.
For as long as schools are closed, children can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, to help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet via the Audible app
Code Academy, another brilliant site sharing their coding courses and programmes for students absolutely free in these crazy times.
If your child is one who doesn’t scream and run a mile when they hear the word Python, knowing that it’s actually an all together superior word than that of a (rather scary) snake then this site could be for them.
Google Arts & Culture – a platform for museums to share their exhibitions online with content available from over 2,000 leading museums and archives. Take a closer look at “The Gardener” by Vincent Van Gogh or step into Sydney Opera House and so much more.
DuoLingo: Why not use this time to learn a modern foreign language with everything from Latin to Klingon on offer.
And if that’s not enough then YouTube tutorials are also freely available from language teachers on channels such as Polyglot Pablo
3D Virtual Field Trips: Your school trips might be cancelled but that doesn’t stop the children from still seeing the world. We’ve a long list of places you can still visit right from your desk…Check some of these out just for starters: Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, Farm Food 360 (11 different farming tours), The Great Wall of China, Castles Around the World, Towers Around the World, Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Holocaust Museum and International Space Station – NASA
And last but not least…top of the charts in the UK at present (as much for the mums as the children!) is PE with celebrity trainer Joe Wicks...Enjoy!!!
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