Best Online Resources for Kids
Club Hub UK, the kids activities directory, is using its website and social media to support parents and club owners during the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown. With schools now closed we have created a list of online resources to help children learn from home.
EDUGURU MATHS – FUN HOME-LEARNING FOR TODDLERS
EduGuru Maths has been designed for 3-5 year olds in close collaboration with UK teachers, nursery schools and parents. The app is packed with 128 fun to play games (wrapped in 8 core games) with no subscription fee and all updates are provided free of charge.
EduGuru Apps contain no third party links or advertising, so allow children to learn and explore in a safe and secure environment, and importantly, as children progress through the games, they are rewarded, and motivated to continue learning, with trophies and medals. This means that parents can be sure that children playing EduGuru Apps are experiencing and practising learning skills in accordance with the recommendations of early childhood experts.
Tassomai is an award-winning adaptive learning program for children from 7-17 years old, accessed via their mobile app or via the Tassomai website.
Tassomai mainly uses multiple choice quizzes to test and teach, embedding knowledge and boosting confidence. It’s adaptive because the program learns what your child does and doesn’t know and adapts the quizzes accordingly, targeting weaknesses and reinforcing strengths.
Tassomai is best known for GCSE science, but they also have courses in maths, English, French and Latin.
You sign up online and get instant access, there’s no long term contract, you just pay a monthly subscription fee and can cancel at any time.
To help families affected by school closures, Tassomai have massively reduced the price of their courses for younger learners. The price of courses for 7 to 9 and 10 to 11 year olds have been cut by 75% and now start at £5 per month.
Courses for children of secondary school age are also available to buy online for private subscribers, although some children may already have access through their school as over 500 secondary schools now use the program!
If you sign up to Tassomai you’ll have access to a dashboard showing you your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and you’ll get a weekly email telling you the headlines on their learning.
Tassomai have rave reviews from lots of parents and teachers, they also won the 2019 BETT Award (the Oscars of the Education Technology) for the Best Education Support Resource for Parents or Home Learning.
To learn more or sign up go to www.tassomai.com
Engage your kids with education at home with free multiplayer edu-games from Arcademics.com!
Students can play together in real-time while practicing math facts.
Use Arcademics Plus reporting and achievements for free the next two months by registering here www.plus.arcademics.
The Maths Mum®
The Maths Mum® is Karen McGuigan. I am a friendly, straight forward mum and 18 months ago set out with the goal to bring ‘LOVE to MATHS’. It is a tough challenge in today’s market as maths has got a bit of a bad reputation amongst our generation.
“I just can’t help Thomas with his reading. Can you believe he’s only in Year 2 and it’s too difficult for me?!” – If you heard this at the school gate you would probably be quite shocked. However, substitute the word ‘reading’ with ‘maths’ and this statement becomes much more acceptable. “Maths scares me”, “I was never good at maths”, “I’m not surprised she struggles with maths – she takes after me” – all examples of statements I’ve heard at the school gates. And my personal favourite – “Maths is so different now, why did they make it so complicated?”
Each of these statements will come back to a parent who either isn’t confident in their own maths ability or a parent who is confident with their own ability but hasn’t taken the time to understand maths as it is today.
The Maths Mum® helps parents help their children succeed in maths by providing insight and guidance on how maths is taught today so that they can help their children positively and without confusing them. I cover all of the national curriculum to the end of primary school broken into three specific courses – KS1, Lower KS2 (Year 3 & 4) and Upper KS2 (Year 5 & 6). I follow government guidelines on content and take into account the various schemes of work that different schools follow.
And at this unprecedented time, when parents are facing the likelihood of an extended period of home educating their children, The Maths Mum® is stepping up to help.
Daily video tutorials, resources and booklets will be available for FREE via the Home Education Help directory on the website: www.themathsmum.co.uk/
In the depression of this global crisis we will learn to LOVE MATHS together!!!
Dyslexia-Academy is an online school packed full of courses, resources and online learning opportunities/live classes for parents and teachers to best support their child or pupil who may have dyslexia, dyscalculia or dyspraxia.
Enter code March20 at Gold Membership checkout and get one months free Gold Membership. Gold Membership includes many multi-sensory learning courses designed for parents to best support their child, resources, opportunity for daily online small class support with our Classroom Gold, access to the Super Powers Penpals Self-esteem club for children aged 6-11 and the Zoom self-esteem club for ages 12-15 and much more.
Just take a look and join for free for a month at dyslexia-academy.co.uk
The website has thousands of games that increase vocabulary and improve spelling, puzzles and challenges that develop grammar and structure skills and inspiring prompts and story creation lessons that spark imaginations.
Start a 7 day FREE trial today
Memrise is a language learning app and website with a community of over 50 million language learners. With a natural approach to language acquisition, Memrise helps people develop real-life language skills through a rich variety of easy-to-use games and over 30,000 native speaker video and audio clips. The more you enjoy learning, the more (and quicker) your skills will develop, this is why entertainment mixed with real-life, relevant content is at the very core of the Memrise language learning experience.
Nothing is more special than the ability to connect with new countries and cultures through language. This is why Memrise courses only teach useful, everyday words and phrases that enable you to have real conversations with real people. A team of talented linguists and language experts work side-by-side with world-class developers to create the very best language courses and games that are simple, enjoyable and accessible to everyone.
You can sign up for a free account and start learning in minutes. Pick from hundreds of language courses and even set up your own study group to learn with friends and family and compete for a place in the leaderboards.
GCSEPod is your perfect home school partner in these challenging times. We cover 27 GCSE/IGCSE subjects and our unique Pods contain all the information they need to know to pass that subject if they were sitting an exam. Often described as the ‘teacher in your pocket’. You can learn and revise with GCSEPod, students can track and prove their usage to teachers and parents by using our handy usage graphs.
Check & Challenge is a fantastic assessment platform (currently English & maths) that enables student to learn through scaffolded support rather than them just taking a quiz resulting in a right or wrong answer. This builds knowledge and makes that knowledge stick for when they need it most. We have many free resources, learning tips and ways that parents and carers can support their children on our website and across our social media channels.
Are your kids going stir-crazy and in need of something fun and educational to do? Inspired by childhood classics like Sesame Street, Wonster Words is an ABC, phonics, and spelling game loved by parents and kids alike! Full of award-winning content, Wonster Words provides little learners with exciting ways to practice their reading skills.
Word puzzles with silly animated letters introduce toddlers to the ABCs and most common phonemes. Put the letters where they belong as they sound out ABCs, phonics, gliding vowels, and consonants. This fun yet educational game helps young readers develop the ability to learn new words. Filled with activities for letter identification, spelling, rhyming, phonics, vocabulary, counting, short stories, and more, Wonster Words is a great tool to make learning fun and engaging for kids!
30 Days Free Access to Reading Eggs – School Shutdown Support
Our mission has always been to make learning easy and fun for young learners, and we feel there’s never been a more important time to do this. That’s why we’re giving you 30 days’ free access to the Reading Eggs and Mathseeds online learning programmes.
We believe that stressful times like these are precisely when parents and caregivers require additional support. Reading Eggs is the multiaward winning online reading programme for kids aged 2 to 13, and is an excellent way to help children continue building essential reading skills from home with the COVID19 outbreak and event of school closures.
The programme includes oneonone lessons that match your child’s ability and feature fun characters, wonderful songs and interactive animations.
This 30 days’ free access is our effort to ensure your child can continue learning at home with a quality educational resource designed by experienced educators and used by over 10 million children worldwide.
The Study at Home Exambulance is free tool is ideal for formulated for students studying at home, and private candidates who are preparing for assessment. From now until your next assessment, this step-by-step plan will guide you through your self isolation studies.
Designed by (bloody clever) A-level professionals, our wonder-working method was tested with thousands of students earlier this year and the results have been astounding. The goofproof workbook is flexible and clear—so you know what to focus your time on in order to maximise your results when schools re-open.
Best of all? It’s completely free.
Save My Exams
Save My Exams is dedicated to helping GCSE and A-level students learn online. We create high-quality and affordable resources that are used by tens of thousands of students, tutors and teachers all over the world to make remote learning more effective.
Toddler Fun Learning’s educational videos will keep kiddies entertained whilst they learn
Free to watch on our YouTube Channel, designed for children aged 2-6 years of age and new videos every week.
All the videos have been lovingly created by parents. They are designed so that parents can also enjoy them but if you need half an hour to get something done then your child will be looked after by our friendly characters and will be kept entertained and engaged through our learning videos and songs.
Our App can be downloaded for free here and provides a safe environment for little ones to watch our content ad free, videos can be downloaded for offline viewing and there is a fab parental timer which allows you as parents to keep control of their viewing time. It was recently selected as Apple’s App of the Day.
Smartick in an intelligent app-based E-Learning program that teaches children Mathematics and Coding – from the comfort of their home – in 15 minutes per day. The program focuses on Maths and coding, but also develops a child’s critical thinking faculties through a series of complex logic and reasoning courses built into the programs self-generating, adaptive curriculum. The technology developed by Smartick uses self-learning artificial intelligence to adapt and continuously adjust to each child’s individual academic level, curating a curriculum specifically and uniquely designed for each learner.
The program includes hundreds of educational tutorials and mentally stimulating “brain games” which children and parents can access from within the virtual world. To date, Smartick’s AI has developed nearly 1 billion excercises and currently has over 1 milllion excercises completed each day, by students from over 100 countries around the world.
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