L is for Learning #AtoZChallenge

Posted April 14, 2020 in A-Z Challenge / 6 Comments

The Blogging from A-Z Challenge continues today. Every day throughout April (except Sundays) I’ll be posting a range of ideas and tips for keeping your family entertained at home. It will include arts and crafts, games, learning ideas and imaginative activities for all ages. I thought it would be particularly useful while we’re all self-isolating or socially distancing, though it can be used for any time of year.

Letter “L” is for Learning. With schools closed for the majority at the moment, many parents are homeschooling their children and luckily there are many online resources available to support this. However, please don’t feel pressured to follow a strict learning timetable as play and family time are just as valuable!

For adults at home and unable to do their regular job, this is also a great opportunity to learn a new skill if you feel like it. I’ve compiled a list of educational materials for people of all ages who would like to learn something new from home.

Thanks to the home education community and Popsy Clothing Frocks & Friends on Facebook who provided some of these links.

Literacy & Numeracy for Kids

Humanities for Kids & Teens

Science & IT for Kids & Teens

Arts & Crafts for Kids & Teens

Misc. Learning Resources for Kids & Teens

Learning for Adults

  • Brush up on your language skills for just 10 minutes a day using the Duolingo app or try Memrise for free language courses in a game style.
  • Learn to play a musical instrument. Scott Guitarist is offering a free 12 week guitar course on YouTube.
  • Future Learn has loads of university created free courses on loads of topics.
  • 190 universities have launched 600 free courses-you can see the full list here.
  • Visit Openlearn to try free university taster courses.
Image description: a woman and her young daughter learn together using a laptop. Image from Pixabay.

Over to you!

Do you have any learning tips, resources or ideas to share?

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6 responses to “L is for Learning #AtoZChallenge

    • Yeah, it’s hard to find things for them to do all day when you can’t leave the house. I hope these resources will be helpful.

    • That sounds like hard work but very rewarding. I wonder if my husband would let me have some more bookcases if I built them myself…

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