There are lots of fantastic learning resources available online that will help you support your children with their continued learning (including some that are normally paid for, currently being made available free of charge). Here are some that we like, please do let us know about any others you use and we’ll add them to the list

CBeebies including Radio
Games, puzzles and radio

Virgin Media: TV Shows to Teach the Kids
At Virgin Media, we’ve put together a list of some of the best educational TV shows to help parents easily find useful educational resources for all ages, including structured lessons and practical advice.

Lots of information for parents about phonics including: what exactly phonics is, how it is taught in UK schools and suggestions for helping pre-schoolers prepare for learning phonics. The subscription service is currently free.

While schools are closed, parents can sign up for free #dailyplay emails and receive a home based play activity each morning, using just bits and bobs from around the house.

Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources and games for Primary aged children.

Book of Beasties
You can now download phase one of Book of Beasties FREE Home Learning Kit for teachers and parents stuck at home! Developed by fully qualified UK teachers, this pack covers a range of curriculum-based lessons including mental wellness based PSHE, English Literacy, Mathematics, Practical Science, Art and Physical Education. Sign up for free and download everything you need.

BBC Primary live lessons
The BBC has put together a fantastic selection of programmes and videos to support your children, covering everything from literacy to fitness.

The School Run
Information and worksheets and an email with daily tips. Free 14 day trial available. 

P J Masks
PJ Masks have upload extra activity sheets and their apps are now free to access including Hero Academy which is a coding app for pre-schoolers.

DK Find Out
Fun activities, quizzes and interactive information across many different topics. 

National Geographic Kids
Fun free downloadable activities and online games and quizzes for kids. 

Learning Resources
Learning Resources specialise in high-quality educational toys for children. Their educational team of experts have been working tirelessly to create these fun and engaging activity sheets for kids to keep them entertained and informed during lockdown.

School as a Cucumber
Miss V: a teacher for parents. Free daily tips and advice for parents on Instagram (@school_as_a_cucumber) and a variety of fun learning packs for ages 3-11yrs in the online store. Use the exclusive Parentkind discount code PARENTKIND20 in the online shop to gain 20% off your purchase.

Oak National Academy
This is a brand-new enterprise created by 40 teachers from some of the leading schools across England and backed by government grant funding. It will provide 180 video lessons each week, created by teachers, across a broad range of subjects from maths to art to languages, for every year group from Reception through to Year 10.

The Day
A free, daily newsletter for parents and guardians at home with children, helping to enrich learning with real-life knowledge and skills.

Unique Voice
Unique Voice are a Bristol not for profit organisation who use creativity to empower and inspire children and young people. Their accessible resources help to support families, teachers and children.

BBC Bitesize
Online resources sorted by Key Stage specific to each nation, with free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject for children and parents.

Free online resources for students at all levels, with some emphasis on GCSEs and A Levels, with opportunity to pay to access more.

Parentkind Parents’ Hub
Information to help parents support learning at home with tips for reading with children, games that support maths, supporting homework and more.

Ted Ed
Take a look at a wide selection of educational videos on lots of topics.

Economist Foundation
Sign up for a free weekly bulletin and receive critical thinking resources perfect for children to enjoy alone, with siblings or with parents.

Ark Curriculum Plus – Maths Mastery
A selection of free resources and guidance that can be used at home to provide daily sessions for learners from Years 7,8 and 9.

National Numeracy
Free activities to help families keep up with their maths together during school closures.

Maths on Toast
Lots of free resources and activities for parents and carers to support their children’s maths learning.

The Maths Factor (Carol Vorderman)
Let Carol teach your child maths during this difficult period! The Maths Factor is FREE for everyone for the duration of the UK Schools closure period. Age 4-12 years. Matched to the National Curriculum.

Ark Curriculum Plus – English Mastery
A selection of free resources and guidance that can be used at home to provide daily sessions for learners from Years 7,8 and 9.

National Literacy Trust
NLT has created a web portal with ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development. You’ll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges.

A picture a day to inspire your children to write creatively.

PhonicsPlay comics are decodable comics featuring their characters along with some new friends. They aim to provide opportunities for children to rehearse the precise knowledge and skills that they learn in school each week.

Simple sketch with Jo Ryan
Jo says “I’m a mam, a children’s book designer and member of the PTA at my daughter’s school. I have recently started a YouTube channel for kids to use during the lockdown. My aim is to get kids drawing and have fun, by teaching how to draw simple, colourful animals.”
Simple sketch on YouTube

Draw with Rob
Rob Biddulph posts draw-along videos that parents can watch with their kids and, hopefully, make some nice pictures.

Housebound with Kids
Their 70,000+ community has evolved into a resource for craft and activity ideas, community and togetherness for families all around the world. It’s created by families – for families.

Red Ted Art
Fun and easy art and craft activities to keep kids busy.

Woodland Trust
Some fun activities, some of which can be done from your garden.

Olaf Falafel
Fun and engaging art classes for all abilities.

Magic Duncan
Duncan William is offering his magic course for free to children aged between seven and 15 years old. Get in touch to take up this offer.