Educational and Fun Websites
We are hoping to create a list of websites, as recommended by our families, to help keep our kiddies entertained and educated whilst they are safe at home. Please EMAIL ANY SUGGESTIONS TO US BY CLICKING HERE. We will then update this page with your suggestions.
Please note: These sites have been suggested to us, but WarrPAC has no control over their content. As with all internet use, parent control is recommended.
These are used a lot with autism, but can be helpful to explain situations for many of our children
CLICK HERE for Carol Gray’s social stories relating to the pandemic
CLICK HERE for the National Autistic Society’s resources page
Social Media Content
Social media can be quite distressing for our children, aswell as for us as parents! Here’s a few links that we’ve useful:
Fox Wood Special school are posting a daily occupational therapy idea video on their Facebook page.
Addvanced Solutions Facebook Page has lots of useful links for our families. Their regular meet ups are on hold at the moment, but they can still be contacted for phone / one to one sessions.
Joe Wicks has become a very popular coach, as he’s started releasing PE lessons for those at home
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/ Has lots of resources by key stage. The site is currently running a free offer for membership, which you can access using code CVDTWINKLHELPS. There is a separate section for SEND learners.
THE EDUCATIONAL APP STORE has a list of apps for varying needs, some are free, but some are paid for – let us know if you find any of these useful.
The following pages are generally aimed at mainstream children, but may contain some useful resources:
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
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).
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.
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.
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Creative computer programming
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
You Tube videos on many subjects
Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
All kinds of making.
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Resources for English language learning
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.
Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.
The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities
Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones
The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
Here’s a list that we’ve been sent – there may be duplicates from the above:
Since many kids are/will be home from school, sharing an awesome list of ideas from a parent who homeschools.
– Curiosity Stream
– Beast Academy (Math)
– Khan Academy
– Creative Bug
– Discovery Education
– Crash Course Kids
– Science Channel
– SciShow Kids
– National Geographic Kids
– Free School
– Geography Focus
– Kids Learning Tube
– Geeek Gurl Diaries
– Mike Likes Science
– Science Max
Lots of board games, library books (and Kindle), tinkering/upcycling with household junk, etc.
Some resources to help with kids at home:
*Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.
*Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.
*This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!
*List of thinking games by grade: https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/
*More awesome free learning websites that we like to use*
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