Learning at home
Last updated: 27/10/2021
If you are supporting your children because they can’t go to school for some reason, or they want more support with their learning, here are some ideas and resources.
To find out more about keeping your children safe online – NSPCC has advice, tools, resources, and training for parents, carers, children and young people.
Learning at home
Children can learn through helping with cooking, gardening and any other activities around the home. What’s on offer depends on their age and stage.
Learning at home guidance and resources
- Parentzone: Education Scotland Learning at home.
- Parent Club: Supporting children and young people with additional support needs.
- Enquire: Coronavirus and additional support for learning.
Preparing for learning at home
Routines, suitable space, and regular breaks all help when working and learning from home. Parent Club has lots of tips and resources including:
- Tips for supporting your child if they have to learn at home.
- Supporting your teens learning.
- Supporting children and young people with additional support needs.
- Working from home tips and ideas .
- Parent Club: play and learn pages.
- Learn with BBC Scotland : Bitesize.
- BBC Teach Live.
- Oxford Owl.
- TED-Ed – educational videos on various topics.
- Crash Course – educational videos on various topics for older kids.
- The Kids Should See This – smart videos for curious minds of all ages.
- Explore Suessville – Dr Seuss-based games, videos and more.
- Funbrain – games and videos linked to maths and reading skills.
- Twinkl produces printable home-learning resources, some of which are free to download.
Literacy and English
- Puffin Schools – resources and videos from favourite authors, and ideas to help children create their own short stories.
- Parentzone: Supporting literacy at home.
- Scottish Book Trust.
Numeracy and maths
- Sumdog – for ages 5 – 14, available on website and an app.
- Topmarks – games and resources for learning maths for ages 5 to 14.
- Parenzone: Supporting numeracy at home.
- Crash Course Kids – science related videos for younger kids.
- Glasgow Science Centre – videos of science projects, some with instructions for you to do your own experiments at home.
- Duolingo – an app for learning languages with a child-specific version available.
- Mr Innes French class – French classes on YouTube.
- Languages online.