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Educational resources for children to use at home

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It’s normal for children to get bored when locked up at home. Children’s brains have difficulty remaining focused on one task for long periods of time, so they need to frequently change activities. However, days at home can be spent productively while mixing fun with learning. We’ve teamed up with Liberty Insurance Ireland to bring you some great educational resources for Children on the Internet to keep children entertained while learning new things or reinforcing the skills and knowledge acquired at school.

Educational resources for children

Online platforms to stimulate children’s learning, these are online Educational Resources for Children

  • Scoilnet. This is the official portal of the Department of Education and Skills for Irish education that covers the entire primary and secondary school stage. Its main objective is to support students, parents and teachers by offering a wide range of resources on topics that have been evaluated by experts and that are relevant to the study plans. Parents can choose the educational level, the subject and even refine the search by specific topics. You’ll find everything from interactive worksheets that you can print to multimedia content. 
  • Scratch. This MIT Media Lab project is available to children free of charge. On this platform, children can programme their interactive stories, games and animations, making it ideal for stimulating creativity, logical thinking and collaborative work skills. It is specifically designed for children aged between 8 and 16 years old, but it also has a simplified version, ScratchJr, for children aged 5 to 7 years. Kids can explore community-created projects to find inspiration and watch step-by-step tutorials to bring their own ideas to life.
  • Twinkl. This platform, which is available in different languages, contains more than 525,000 educational resources for Children created by teachers. Many of its contents are designed to facilitate children’s learning, but there is also no shortage of educational games. It includes many specific activities to help children achieve the goals of the Irish curriculum, from preschool through sixth grade. It covers all the basic teaching subjects and provides additional interactive resources designed for children to make the most of the lessons.
  • New York Public Library. You don’t need to live in New York to enjoy its library. This system has created remote learning resources for children and teenagers that include video readings and practical tests. The information is organised by grades to make it easier for parents to navigate it and quickly find the content that best suits the age of their children. You can find everything from story readings for the little ones to interesting readings for older kids.
  • IXL. This online learning platform is tailored for families, so parents can use it to create a personalised learning plan and assign homework every day to their children. It mainly contains mathematics and English activities adapted to the different levels of child development, from the simplest to the most complex levels, so that each child can learn at their own pace. You’ll find everything from basic exercises that help the littlest ones learn how to count, to linear functions and permutations for adolescents.
  • Club SciKidz. Designed to stimulate practical science projects, it includes daily lessons, activities and fun projects for children with which they can develop their full potential. Focused on children and teenagers of the primary and secondary school level, it offers projects in chemistry, physics, astronomy and other scientific disciplines that can be carried out at home. It provides many ideas that are explained through highly informative videos, ranging from building cars with Lego blocks powered by the wind to experiments which help to understand the phenomenon of refraction.
  • BP Educational Service. Designed to satisfy children’s enormous curiosity, this platform contains freely available resources to support learning at home. It contains challenges for children aged 4 years old and older that will encourage them to apply their knowledge of forces, materials and circuits. For the older kids, there are more complex exercises that address topics such as climate change or the analysis of atoms and elements. On this platform, children can also learn about important people in science, such as Marie Curie and Isaac Newton.
  • Crayola. Science isn’t the only important subject. Children need a comprehensive education that includes art, in which case this platform will come to your rescue, offering step-by-step guides with which you can create beautiful crafts and bring your artistic projects to life. To facilitate its use, parents can search for projects according to what materials they have at home, as well as filter the results depending on the child’s age. You can find options for all ages, from the littlest ones at home to teenagers. There are also free drawings that you can print for your children to colour, and for the older children, there is a section with explanations of different painting and modelling techniques.

Make every day an educational day at home, we never stop learning! Liberty Insurance offers affordable home insurance and can also ensure that you get great cover along with many additional benefits.

We have LOADS of our own educational resources for Children on the site of course, many of which your kids will love to take a look at. If you are a teacher, we’ve also got advice for you, such as how to teach art successfully. Why not explore for yourself some of our ideas?

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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