Free Resources for School Closures

Free resources during the school closure period are being shared by some very well known educational companies, this is by no means a full list but some that I have heard of. If you have bored children at home there are stories, videos, quizzes etc freely being shared for the duration:

Audible is making free books available for all children – all ages! “ Audible is opening a trove of tales to help parents, children, tweens and teens while away the hours in coronavirus self-quarantine.

Audible Stories, a website for free audiobooks, is now available. Stories can be streamed via laptop, phone, tablet or desktop computer at”(Audible)

Brainpop – Make any room a classroom “BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.”(BrainPOP)

ChatterPack are listing free “online, boredom-busting resources!” not by any means all for children but some of the museums, art galleries and virtual tours sound lovely!

BrainSqueezers – great ideas for things to discuss

 Twinkl Are offering home schooling packs completely free during the closure:  “ We’ve not only created home learning and school closure packs, but have also introduced an offer for all of them to be completely free. Whether you’re a teacher, parent or home educator we’ve put together a simple, step-by-step guide about this offer of help, for you to use. This guide is not designed to override or replace any official guidance, but is intended to advise on using the Twinkl website during this period.” (Twinkl)

NASA has made all of its photographs and videos freely available some children will be fascinated by these.

Litfilmfest is sharing resources and activities for independent learning or home education.

These playlists have been created to make it easy for children to create some inspired writing. Suitable for KS1 to KS3…

To support #homelearningUK and #schoolsclosure we’ll be releasing videos every weekday at 10:30 to help with English writing and inspiration on! Subscribe now!” (Litfilmfest)

Free Resources during the School Closure maybe a godsend to parents trying to work at home and struggling to keep everyone calm for short periods of time.  Even if you only listen to the odd bedtime story it is free to be taken advantage of!