As lots of our parent community found during a challenging year, online learning for kids is a great way to keep your family occupied.
However, finding resources can be difficult. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our five favourites to help you support your child’s learning, imagination and curiosity.
1. For your curious kids: Kiddle
This search engine is perfect for the kids who always ask ‘why’. It’s designed for kids so content is censored to ensure they are safe online. It also includes lots of pictures to help your children navigate the different pages when they search.
We especially love the Kpedia (Kiddle Encyclopedia) function which is great for general scrolling and differentiating by subject.
2. For historical activities: Historical Palaces
If you’re looking for something a little more interactive, than the Historical Palaces site is a great resource for games and activities.
Much of Hampton Court Palace was built under Henry VIII and the king loved it so much he even moved in! Their website includes lots of kid-friendly activities, themed around the mysteries, histories and scandals of the palace.
We absolutely love these five Tudor themed games and activities to keep the little ones busy.
Why not inspire your little ones with the Undercover Time Explorer game and Matilda, Your Tudor Girl, who is currently available to pre-order.
For the child that loves to read, BBC Bitesize has created a ‘Book Club Lessons’ series.
Focusing on children aged 5-11, this learning resource provides fun activities and engaging readings of famous books.
It’s also grouped by age so you can easily pick the books and resources that will suit your family best. We love this activity sheet for ages 9-11 that celebrates ‘The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson’, a famous NASA mathematician.
4. For interactive games, activities and podcasts: Fun Kids
Learning is so important, but getting your family to actually sit down and focus can be a challenge.
To make learning a little more fun there’s ‘Fun Kids’, their website hosts a range of quizzes, games, videos, podcasts and activities.
They create resources on everything from the school curriculum to life-skills, such as this home learning resource series ‘Money and Me’.
If you need a break you can also keep your over 10s occupied with the Fun Kids podcast. We especially love their series ‘Fun Kids Book Worms’, a children’s book club podcast that interviews authors, hosts readings and recommends what to read next.
5. For a virtual day out: The Museum of the World by the British Museum
Despite COVID-19 restrictions beginning to lift, it’s still difficult to actually visit museums, galleries or take educational trips with your family. However you can still explore these interesting places from the comfort of your sofa!
The British Museum has created a virtual map of their collections, spanning from 2000,0000 BC to 2000 AD. Through this interactive timeline you can learn about every item and the stories that bind them together.
You can also find resources from A Girl For All Time under the ‘Learn’ tab on our website.