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KIDS & THINGS TO DO

Some Really Useful Sites For Kids Aged 3 to 18

1 - ONLINE RESOURCES

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Brainpop

BrainPop is a group of educational
websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students from Reception to Year 13, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects
of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology,
health, and arts and music.

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Curiosity Stream

CuriosityStream is an American nonfiction subscription video-on-demand streaming service. It exclusively delivers nonfiction documentaries and series about science, nature, history, technology, society and lifestyle.

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Tynker

Tynker is an educational programming platform aimed at teaching children how to make games and programs. Instead of typing the source code, you visually drag blocks of code and snap them together. The visual design and principles are based on the free Scratch, just like Hopscotch and Snap!.

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MyTutor.co.uk

MyTutor was founded to offer life-changing, affordable tuition for all. Their online network of great tutors supports pupils from all walks of life. Lessons are tailored to each individual and fit the hectic schedule of any family. They’ve given over a quarter of a million lessons and results show that their pupils improve by an average of one whole grade in just 12 lessons.
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Udemy

Udemy is the leading global marketplace for teaching and learning, connecting millions of students and professionals to the skills they need to succeed.

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Beast Academy

A Complete Mathematics Curriculum. Recommended for Ages 8‑13. Students learn problem-solving skills through rigorous math lessons taught by engaging, comic-book style characters.
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Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2008 by Salman Khan with the goal of creating a set of online tools that help educate students. The organization produces short lessons in the form of videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators
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CreativeBug

Creativebug is the award-winning destination for high-quality online art and craft video classes. With your membership, you’ll enjoy unlimited access to 1000+ award winning HD instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more. All classes are taught by experts with new classes added daily.

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Scholastic

Scholastic Home Learning have provided a range of free packs with numerous projects to keep kids thinking and learning from Early Years to Key Stage 2.

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Memrise

The Fastest Way to Learn a Language!

Watch and learn real conversational language from native speakers. Get a personalised learning experience that gives you just the right level of challenge to keep you motivated. They use a variety of fun and proven memory techniques that will speed up your learning.

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Teach Your Monster
To Read

Teach Your Monster to Read is an award-winning series of games that’s helped millions of children learn to read.

Play for free on their website or download the app.

 
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Maths Is Fun

They offer mathematics
in an enjoyable and easy-to-learn manner, because they believe that mathematics is fun.

From Reception to Year 13.

2 - YOUTUBE CHANNELS

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Crash Course Kids

Crash Course is one of the best ways to educate yourself, your classmates, and your family on YouTube!

From courses like Astronomy to US History and Anatomy & Physiology it’s got you covered with an awesome variety of AP high school curriculum topics. With various witty hosts at your service, you won’t even notice you’re getting smarter.

10million subscribers

10billion video views.

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Smart Girls

Founded by artist Amy Poehler and producer Meredith Walker, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls organization is dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves.
 
We emphasize intelligence and imagination over “fitting in.” We celebrate curiosity over gossip. We are a place where people can truly be their weird and wonderful selves. We are funny first, and informative second, hosting the party you want to attend.
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Science Channel

Learn about outer space, leading scientific exploration, new technology, earth science basics, & more with science videos & news from Science Channel.

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Kids Learning Tube

Kids Learning Tube educates kids through music and animation in a fun and unique approach to learning.

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Geek Gurl Diaries

Like Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Python, Programming, Computer Science, Logic, Electronics, and being geeky and awesome? I do, so I started to make videos for people like me! Welcome to the Geek Gurl Diaries, where us gurl’s discuss, create, demo and interview all things geek. If you have ideas for videos or tutorials, or you know someone cool I could interview then please get in touch.

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Mike Likes Science

Hi,
I’m Mike!
Welcome to my YouTube channel. I like learning and helping people learn. So every month or so, I make science-inspired music videos. If you like learning, then you’ve come to the right place!
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Science Max

Have you ever done a science experiment and wondered “What would this be like if it were HUGE?” Welcome to Science Max, the exciting new series that turbocharges all the science experiments you’ve done at home.

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Crash Course

Crash Course is one of the best ways to educate yourself, your classmates, and your family on YouTube! From courses like Astronomy to US History and Anatomy & Physiology it’s got you covered with an awesome variety of AP high school curriculum topics.

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Mike Likes Science

TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas.
 
Within TED-Ed’s growing library of TED-Ed animations, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed website (ed.ted.com).
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National Geographic

Nat Geo Kids makes it fun to explore your world with weird, wild, and wacky videos! Videos featuring awesome animals, cool science, funny pets, and more, are made just for curious kids like you. So pick a topic you love and start watching today!

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Free School

FreeSchool is a safe and friendly place to expose children to famous art, classical music, children’s literature, and natural science in an age-appropriate and kid-accessible way.

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Geofocus

The GEOfocus channel is all about geography!
 
They love geography, maps, flags, culture, languages, and travel. The videos they create for this channel include profiles of countries and regions, descriptions of important landmarks and geographical features (both natural and man-made), and discussion of international issues. Get to know planet Earth and how mankind interacts with it!
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Smithsonian

Smithsonian Channel™ is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment.

As a joint venture, Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of Showtime Networks with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian Institution. We create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as: air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture.

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Word World

Welcome to WordWorld, the first preschool series where words are truly the stars of the show!
 
Come along for an adventurous romp into a vibrant world of words with the WordFriends—animals whose bodies are made up of the letters that spell the word they are.
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Sesame Street

Welcome to Sesame Street. If, by some chance, you were looking for Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Grover, Oscar, Bert & Ernie, Telly, Zoe, Rosita, Baby Bear and Snuffleupagus, you are in luck because they are all here! Subscribe for new videos every week: For more fun games and videos for your preschooler in a safe, child-friendly environment, visit us at http://www.sesamestreet.org

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It's Okay To Be Smart

In this case, the name really does say it all!
 
This channel is “all about science, the amazing universe we live in, and the pleasure of finding things out.” Joe Hanson, PhD, explains how things work and why things are the way they are.
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SciShow Kids

SciShow Kids explores all those curious topics that make us ask “why?”
 
Every Tuesday and Thursday, Jessi and her robot rat Squeaks answer your questions and explain fun, complex science concepts for young, curious minds.
 
Whether conducting experiments, researching new questions, or talking with experts, there’s always something new to discover with SciShow Kids, no matter what your age!
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The Brain Scoop

Hi!

I’m Emily, the Chief Curiosity Correspondent of The Field Museum in Chicago, former volunteer of the University of Montana Zoological Museum, and I’d like to share some of the amazing things we have in the collection with the Internet!