Due to the Covid 19 Crisis, many free resources have been made available for children all over the world.
Here is a list of resources and learning tools that can assist children and youth who are learning at home:
Free Audio Books at Audible:
Audible has released a collection of free audio books for children of all ages. You can see and listen to the collection at https://stories.audible.com/discovery
ABC Education (Australia):
ABC Australia has put together a collection with thousands of curriculum-aligned materials for primary and secondary students across many subject areas. Resource types include video, audio, interactive simulations and games and articles. Search the topics here: https://education.abc.net.au/home#!/topics
Kahn Academy: A personalised learning resource for all ages
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalised learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They tackle maths, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Their maths missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. They've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialised content.
Ideas to Steal - Schoolkit.Co.NZ (New Zealand)
James Dyson Foundation - Engineering Challenge Cards
Engineers from the company Dyson have designed challenges specifically for children to learn about engineering concepts using household items. Challenge examples include:
- Balloon Car Race - make and race a balloon-powered car using just a balloon, plastic cup, straws, threat and rubber bands.
- Making a chair out of only cardboard that is strong enough to hold a person
- Making a boat out of cardboard that can hold a bag of sugar and still float.
The challenges can be accessed here: https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.com/resources/challenge-cards.html
You can download the challenges for offline use here: Dyson Challenge Cards
Sworkit Kid Workouts
A variety of fun kids workouts to help get those wiggles and giggles out or use them as a warm-up/cooldown for more vigorous activity.