Resources

We have tried to ensure that the resources included are free or include free resources or a free trial period (usually 30 days). They sometimes advertise subscription services, although free activities are readily available. The Hampshire Dyslexia Association makes no specific endorsements in these resources and services. All resources mentioned represent an example of what is available and is a starting point for general assistance and further research by parents. 

As many of the resources are American, we have provided a table illustrating a comparison between the US and UK education systems.school years.  Click here to view the comparison table.  

English

 

BBC BitesizeBitesize helps students aged six to 16 years with their coursework, homework and exam preparation. The sites provide "bitesized" interactive content, video and audio summaries and mock exams. (6-16 years)

 

Classroom Cereal - Grammar practice in free, printable short stories

 

ABCYA - ABCYA is an educational game channel for early years to primary children. 

Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Scholastic Learn at Home - Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. 


Dog on a Log Books - Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customised to any student's needs including creating flashcards for other subjects. 

amazingeducationresouces.com - A database of American education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings. 

readwritethink - provides teachers and parents with access to resources in reading and language arts instruction for children from 5 to 16.

 

Maths

 

BBC Bitesize - Bitesize helps students aged six to 16 years with their coursework, homework and exam preparation. The sites provide "bitesized" interactive content, video and audio summaries and mock exams. (6-16 years)

Maths Worksheet Generator. The Math Worksheet site has customisable, generated worksheets that target your children’s specific needs.

 

Fun Brain -  interactive learning games maths games for younger children. 

 Math Playground  - Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources up to year 7.

XMathA nonprofit organisation offering free supplemental maths activities.

APlusClick- Maths and logic problems to develop logical reasoning and problem solving skills

General

Khan Academy-  Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organisation  offering online tools that help educate students of all ages and across a range of topics.It produces short lessons in the form of videos and includes supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators.

Educational App Store - A resource for education apps for all subjects for younger children in education. 

Natural History Museum - Learning resources focusing on the natural words and dinosaurs for children up to the age of 11 years; all resources are mapped to the National Curriculum. 

CBeebies - The CBeebies YouTube channel is aimed at adults watching with young children and offers a safe environment where CBeebies content is readily accessible with no inappropriate links or adverts.

BBC GoodFood - Simple recipes for cooking with children.

The British CouncilLearnEnglish Kids is from the British Council and has lots of free resources  games, songs, stories and activities for children. For parents, they have articles on supporting children in learning English.

YouTube Learning - A resource for families with children of different ages and areas of interest.

 

Rootsandshoots -  Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme is about making positive change happen – for communities, for animals and for the environment. This youth-driven network fosters a fun, flexible and supportive environment where young people come together to share ideas and inspiration, implement successful community service projects and participate in special events and international campaigns. The American website provides home schooling resources The UK website can be found here: https://www.rootsnshoots.org.uk/ 

 
 

Coping with anxiety

Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirusA book for children about coronavirus that aims to give information without fear.

Managing Your Child's Anxiety from Professor Amanda Kirby.View a recording of the British Dyslexia Association's webinar on coping with your child's anxiety in these challenging times. Click here

 

Spelling

Epic Phonics - A YouTube channel to help younger children with spelling and early reading

Typing

Typing Club is a free web-based resource for learning touch typing

Doorway - Doorway Online is a collection of free and accessible educational games that learners will find easy to use independently.

Dance Mat Typing A BBC Bytesize resource for helping children to learn touch typing

Virtual Day Trips

Edinburgh Zoo - A virtual visit to Edinburgh Zoo with free educational resources from pre-school to secondary levels. 

Stonehenge - Visit Stonehenge and access the a range of resources to explore England's history.

 

The Natural History Museum - Visit a world-class visitor attraction from home-the Natural History Museum.

 
 
 
 

As many of the resources are American, we have provided a table illustrating a comparison between the US and UK education systems.school years.  

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