Education for Children & Young People at Home
If you’re currently trying to homeschool, whilst also working from home, you might feel a little tested. So, if you’re finding education for children and young people hard right now, you may find some of these resources useful.
Keeping a Routine
In this time of need, there are many individuals who are trying to do their bit to help. We’ve collected together some of the most popular online lessons and classes that are being provided throughout the day. Take a look below!
A Daily Routine Example
- 9:00am – P.E with Joe Wicks (every morning Joe will be hosting live P.E sessions for young people to join in with! A great way for them to stay healthy and active)
- 10:00am – Music with Myleen Klass (Join Myleen over on YouTube for an easy intro in to the world of music! on Mondays and Fridays)
- 11:00am – English with David Walliams (David is releasing 30 free audio stories to help children and young people)
- 12:00pm – Lunch (why not get young people to make their own lunch by following one of these recipes and cooking with Jamie Oliver!)
- 1:00pm – Maths with Carol Vordeman (The Maths Factor have made their online subscription free so all young people can benefit from their courses)
- 1:30pm – Dance with Darcy Bussell’s Diverse Dance Mix (keep active and have some fun in your front room with these energetic dance classes!)
- 2:00pm – History with Dan Snow (Join Dans podcast and learn about some interesting historical facts! Free for 30 days)
Other Daily activities you could fit in to this routine:
- Wildlife with Steve Backshall (every day at 9:30am, Steve will be answering questions about wildlife, biology, conservation, geography and exploration live on his YouTube page)
- Science with Maddie Moate (at 11:00am on weekdays, you can find Maddie & Greg chatting about science and nature. Maddie’s YouTube channel is filled with lots of fun and educational videos about animals, plants, travel & technology!)
- Dance with Oti Mabuse (every day at 11:30am, Oti and her partner Marius will be hosting dance classes online for young people! There are already lots of lessons available to view at anytime, covering different dance themes)
- Home Economics with Theo Michaels (‘Theo Cooks with Kids’ is live on YouTube and Instagram at 4:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Make sure you have all the ingredients and equipment ready by viewing the itinerary on his website)
More Education for Children & Young People
Edinburgh Zoo Live Webcams
- If the young people in your household love animals, they will love watching the Edinburgh Zoo Webcams. They can get up close and personal with some fascinating animals and see what life is like for them. Young people can stay up to date with their progress and see how their carers interact with them!
- Children and young people could do some more practical learning by visiting the NatWest MoneySense website. Made for those aged 5 to 18, there is a great selection of informative resources, games and activities to use at home – all with financial education at their core!
Chester Zoo Activities
- The team over at Chester Zoo want to make sure young people can have some fun at home whist still learning! On their website they have over 50 awesome activities to do at home on all things animals, science and conservation.
The Open University
- If you have older teenagers at home, they might benefit from completing some online courses. The Open University have a whole range of free taster courses for young people to try out. Whether they are interested in science, politics or media, there should be something for everyone.
Premier League Primary Stars
- Is the child or young person in your household footy mad? If so, they might enjoy some of these curriculum linked activities from Premier League Primary Stars! Filled with lots of ideas to help children get active, as well as fun videos, games and worksheets for Maths, English and Health and Wellbeing. (Suitable for ages 5 – 11)
We hope some of these ideas help you with education for children and young people at home! If you can think of anything we might have missed, leave a comment below and we’ll add it on here! You might also want to check out some of these awesome activities to help keep children and young people busy at home!