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Resources for home learning during COVID-19 school closures

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Resources for home learning during COVID-19 school closures.

Stuck at home with the kids and running out of ideas on how to keep them occupied? We list down various options for home learning. Transform the screen time to purposeful play, and discover the world at the comfort of your home! Bookmark this list as we include more useful resources!

What free reading resources are there for home learning? Our top 5 picks

1. Time free digital library

The new TIME for Kids digital library will provide access to new issues of TIME for Kids and Your $, the financial literacy magazine for kids, each week. TIME for Kids will also make available a complete library of previously published editions from 2020 along with additional educational resources and activities.

2. Scholastic day-to-day projects

Scholastic Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Welcome! Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys

3. Storylineonline

Have some of your favourite stories read to you by movie stars! Celebrities and personalities include Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Yeoh, Al Gore, and many more.

4. Into the book

Go into the book to play games that practice reading strategies! Do note that you may need to login but it is free.

5. Starfall

Practice your phonics skills with these read-along stories!

What educational shows are on netflix? Our top 5 picks:

1. Ask the story bots

The only thing more curious than the bots are kids. Celebrity appearances and a music video at the end of each episode only add to the fun.

2. Our Planet

Our Planet is a British nature documentary series made for Netflix.

3. Octonauts

The Octonauts is a British children’s television series, produced by Silvergate Media for the BBC channel CBeebies. The series is animated in Ireland by Brown Bag Films and uses British voice actors.

4. Brainchild

This science-based show answers all sorts of questions kids tend to ask.

5. Super Why!

The Reading Adventures of Super Why! is a CGI animated show developed by Angela C. Santomero and Samantha Freeman Alpert. The TV series is produced by New York City-based Out of the Blue Enterprises and Toronto-based DHX Media through its Decode Entertainment division.

What educational channels are on youtube? Our top 5 picks:

1. Brave wilderness

Follow along with adventurer and animal expert Coyote Peterson and his crew as they lead you on exciting expedition series. Every single episode offers an opportunity to learn something new, and high quality content of 10-12 mins.

2. Mark Rober

A former NASA engineer. Mark Rober is using his expertise to make educational science youtube, Each vide0 is about 10-12 mins perfect for the curious minds!

3. Dr Binocs

Peekaboo is a cheerful destination with colourful animation for all the Happy Children of the world! Specially designed for kids as they explore the World of Kids Educational Videos, Classic English songs, Phonics Songs, Lullabies and more! Come join us and meet Dr. Binocs only on Peekaboo Kidz.

4. Crash Course

Learn wide variety of topics through fun and child friendly videos. Topics range from Computer science, History, Mythology, etc..

5. Walking with dinosaurs

BBC Earth is the official channel of well-known Sir David Attenborough series such as Planet Earth, Frozen Planet and Blue Planet II. It is also where you can find fantastic nature and wildlife documentaries such as Life of Mammals and classics like Planet Dinosaur.

What are the online Math and Science activities for home learning? Our top picks

1. LearnZillion

This is a leading provider of K-12 high-quality digital-first core curriculum. They have recently made their curriculum all free during the school closure. Parents can make use of their illustrative maths to teach or strengthen math concepts for their kids.

2. Math playground

Created by a math teacher, it is a free useful tool for help students understand math concepts. Use it as an introduction to modelling for math.

3. Illustrative Math

High-quality educational resources for teachers and students. Excellent math tasks, videos, lesson plans, and problem-based curriculum modules. Grades: Kindergarden – Grade 8; cost: Free

4. Great Minds

As a result of the covi19 outbreak, Great Minds PBC announced a new, free series of videos with math, English language arts, and science lessons from our curricula and free access to additional Eureka Math resources.

5. Smithsonian Channel

One of the highest quality content website on the internet, Smithosnian pride itself as the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment. From space exploration, car mechanism, wildlife, fishing, etc. there are numerous educational with lots of science for your kids home learning.

What are the kids workout videos? Our top 5 picks:

1. Kids Bop Kids

KIDZ BOP is a top music brand for kids in UK, focusing on dance for kids. Their dance are mainly based on pop songs, but are easy to follow. Recommended Age: 6-12+; Avg video length: 3+mins each song. Great for kids learning to dance to their favourite tune!

2. GoNoodle

Super popular with over 14+million kids each month dancing, stretching, running, jumping, and deep breathing. Great for parents to turn screen time into active time. Burn off extra energy on bad weather days . Calm kids down before bedtime. Exercise the whole family together! Their guided dancing videos 2-3mins each is great fun for the whole family.

3. Joe Wicks Kids Workout

With 1.5+m subscribers, Joe Wicks made a milestone when over a million viewers tuned into its live stream P.E lesson – P.E with Joe. Each of the kids workout is structured into 5-8 minutes workout where Joe do interval training. Suitable for all age group, and it will definitely give your kid a good workout!

4. Shake Break

These puppets are sometimes ridiculous, but they can sure make the kids go crazy with their moves. Each shake break video is about 10-12mins long, and suitable for kids as young as 4 years old to as old as 10+ years old. See them go crazy with the puppets when your play the videos.

5. Beachbody on demand for kids.

Beachbody has free kids workouts videos on their Vimeo page. Each video is about 25-30mins long. Suitable for kids 6-12+ years old. This is great if you have younger children who are missing out on their Physical Education sessions or are unable to spend a lot of time outdoors.

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