Although schools are a primary source of learning, parents also have a great impact on their children’s learning. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available to help you support your child’s learning. Some of the best ones are given below:
Britannica Kids is a safe and trusted site with age-appropriate content that helps kids to focus on the topic they need to research on.
With content from great academics, including Nobel Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners, Britannica Kids allows children to broaden their horizons and explore all subjects that intrigue them. The digital encyclopaedia is not just useful for providing information-rich content to children to finish their homework; it is also a fun and entertaining resource for children to quench their curiosity and increase their knowledge.
The STEM Learning website offers free, open, and quality resource to support your child’s natural interest in science, technology, engineering, and maths.
STEM Learning offers several guides to primary and secondary school-aged children so that they understand STEM concepts aligned to the National Curriculum and which can help your child meet the Teachers’ Standard.
The organisation also has a STEM Club that empowers your child to engage with people their age who have similar STEM interests.
LearnEnglish Kids is a project of the British Council that offers support to children in learning English in a fun-filled way.
The platform offers stories that children can read or listen to at home. These stories are accompanied by downloadable worksheets, which ask children questions about the content and assess their comprehension. There is also a section of children songs which parents can sing along to with their child.
In the “Your Turn” section, kids are encouraged to write on any topic they are interested in. Children can read comments posted on their chosen topic and send their own opinions to be published. These are vetted by moderators and published in 24 hours.
LearnEnglish Kids does not just encourage children to learn English in the best way possible; it also sparks their imagination and creativity.
Learning Resources UK
Learning Resources encourages children to learn through play. The platform creates high-quality and extremely educational toys that will spark your child’s curiosity, understanding, imagination and exploration skills.
It includes games, learning activity sets, puzzles, and manipulative toys that help build your child’s foundational skills, like logic, reasoning and motor skills. They also offer simple technological products that can help teachers deliver education in an entertaining way.
Oxford Owl is a project of Oxford University Press that delivers learning support material for your child. Although it provides thousands of free learning resources, the “Find-a-Book” section is one of their best features. The section contains a free e-book collection, for children aged three and up, categorised according to all ages, level, book type and series. You can help your child learn and love to read. The books also come with free activities like “Create a Silly Spell” or “Write your own story”. The website also offers book recommendations based on your child’s preferred genre.
As parents, it is your duty to support your child’s learning. When it comes to your child’s education, remember that playing and learning go together.