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With UK schools shutting their doors for the foreseeable future, parents are finding themselves having to home school their children with little knowledge of how to do so, thankfully there are loads of free resources online to help you get started.
Here are some of the best UK based educational websites to check out for children of all ages and abilities, to help children revise and learn more creatively from home.
Free Educational Websites
Whether you're looking to support your child's pre-existing schoolwork, give them extra help or want to help them learn new things, there's plenty of online educational websites and apps available.
1 - Sparkle Box
1000s of FREE teaching resources for Early Years and Primary School teachers. For children of all ages and abilities.
2 - BBC Bitesize
Use BBC Bitesize to help with your homework, revision, and learning. Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities, and quizzes by school age, level, and subject.
3 - Teach your Monster to Read
Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning game created and funded by the Usborne Foundation, that has helped millions of children learn to read, available on iPad, iPhone, Android, Amazon, and web.
4 - My Mini Maths
Effective tools for lesson starters, assessment, intervention, homework, times tables, mastery, SATs practice and much more. Available for year groups 3 to 6.
5 - Quizlet
Think flashcards but much more interactive and fun. Quizlet provides learning tools and games to help revise anything from poetry terminology to musical notes.
6 - Art for Kids Hub
A YouTube channel of art activities with fantastic tutorials. Here you'll find all kinds of art lessons for kids, including how to draw for kids, even painting and origami for kids.
7 - Sublime Science
101 awesomely fun science experiments you can do at home with 'stuff' you've already got lying around the house, from Dragons' Den winner and Sublime Science founder, Mad Marc Wileman
8 - Oxford Owl
Discover expert advice, educational resources, and free eBooks to support children's learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press
9 - Maths Chase
Making times table fun, Maths Chase provides free maths games to help students learn. Test your times tables, addition, and other maths skills in a fun and engaging way.
10 - Switch Zoo
At Switch Zoo you can make new animals, play animal games, solve animal puzzles, build a biome, learn about animals, hear animal music, and join a zoo quest while you make new animals at this virtual zoo.
11 - Twinkl
Free access to inspirational lesson plans, schemes of work, assessment, interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints and teaching ideas.
12 - Scholasic
20 days of free lesson plans for children of all ages, as well as books, literary resources and educational solutions for kids. Note: This is an American site!
13 - Khan Academy
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace.
14 - CodeAcademy
Codecademy is a website dedicated specifically to teaching coding, it's completely free and child friendly.
15 - National Geographic Kids
The kids site for National Geographic is a free online education applicable for younger users, full of learning games, puzzles, videos and photos.
16 - Seussville
The Cat in the Hat, Sam-I-Am, Horton and the Whos, and the rest of the Seuss characters welcome you to Seussville, Dr. Seuss's playground in cyberspace. Read, Play games and hand out with Dr Seuss and his friends.
If you found these free learning resources useful or know of any other good ones we should add to the list, please let us know in the comments below...