Home Learning Support for Families and Teachers

Home Learning

How best can you support your children outside of school? Whether you're a parent, carer or home school educator, there are a variety of activities and resources that can be used to support children’s education from home.

To support and complement the learning of the most vulnerable children at home, we have put together a comprehensive list of apps available on Android or iOS or Web to enable children to stay engaged with learning if they can't fully access all of the resources schools have set. Suitable for all ages.

Browse our collection of home learning resources for children below


Browse home learning resources

Maths English Games Coding Languages Kids Videos Music Animation Art

Maths

Rocket Math

Rocket Math

In this time of stay at home and online learning, they are offering teachers, parents and school districts access to the Rocket Math worksheep program and online game at no cost for 60 days.

The worksheet program is used by schools all over the country. Teachers normally print out the worksheets at school, but now parents can access the same virtual filing cabinet that teachers use and have your students use it. The fast-paced Online Game teaches children math facts in a way they enjoy passing the many milestones along the way.


Zapzapmat

Zapzapmath

Zapzapmath Home is a suite of apps consist of unique Math games that is essential to kids growth in learning mathematics for K to 6 grade. There are 7 different apps in this suite for parents and kids to choose from and all of them is filled with tons of customization options and unique feature for kids to enjoy.

Zapzapmath School: K-6 Math Games is our primary product, designed for elementary school students age 6-12. Zapzapmath has over 180 games covering more than 180 Math subtopics based on the Common Core State Standards. It has been featured in 185 countries, ranking in the top 10 of the education category in 58 countries, including the US, UK and China.


Monster Maths

Monster Maths

Monster Math 2 is an award-winning app, that helps kids from grades 1 to 5, with Math facts practice. Kids help Maxx rescue Juno, and in the process, practice a lot of Math facts in a really fun game. This is one of the most loved Math games on the app store - a lot of kids have gone from hating to loving Math, with Monster Math!


English

Teach Your Monster to Read

Teach Your Monster to Read

As a result of school closures and disruption due to coronavirus, Teach Your Monster to Read is completely free (web version) across the world, in order to help children learn to read whilst at home. Teach your Monster to Read is an award winning app that teaches children to read in a fun and simplistic manner. The app covers the first two years of reading, from matching letters and sounds to enjoying books.


Homer

HOMER

HOMER is offering educators at schools, tutoring centers and daycare programs three months of free access to its reading programs so children can continue their education. HOMER Reading, for kids ages two to eight, includes thousands of lessons on phonics, sight words and ABCs. HOMER Stories provides early learners with interactive stories from favorite books. Access is provided to the teacher or school to share, not the individual family.


EdPlace

EdPlace: English, Maths & Science worksheets

EdPlace have opened up their English, maths and science question and answer activities on their website. This means anyone can use their teacher-created content without an account. All their resources are aligned to the National Curriculum and appropriate for students in Year 1 all the way up to GCSE.

Teachers have created a fully comprehensive home education pack that covers everything from lesson planning, to finding resources and supportive communities.


News-O-Matic EDU

News-O-Matic EDU

News-O-Matic is an educational resource for readers in grades K through 8. Every weekday, News-O-Matic publishes interactive daily news content that teaches children 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, media literacy, and global awareness. Thousands of schools incorporate News-O-Matic articles into their literacy, science, social studies, and social-emotional learning curricula. News-O-Matic is available across the web and all mobile devices, facilitating learning anywhere and anytime.


Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic Learn at Home is a free website created by educational experts, where you’ll find hundreds of engaging resources to help your child build key skills, develop their understanding and reach their full potential.


BrainPOP

BrainPOP

BrainPop is offering free, unlimited use of BrainPOP to any school closed due to the coronavirus during the period of their closure. BrainPOP offers animated movies, assessment resources, and creative tools for elearning, projects, homework and more. This offer is for schools only and terms and conditions apply.


Narrator AR

Narrator AR

Narrator AR is an Augmented Reality app that supports pre-school writing in a fun and inspiring way. The application is suitable for ages 3 to 5 and encourages children to write words and letters with a pen and paper whilst linking this to an exciting AR experience.


Games

Kids Academy

Kids Academy

Kids Academy is an innovative learning platform designed specifically for PreK-3. Created with expert educators, Kids Academy offers standards-aligned customizable curricula with over 3,000 educational activities for both interactive and off-screen learning. It covers a variety of subjects: STEAM, ELA, Reading, Social Studies, Chess, Coding, Robotics, and more. Engaging mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Chromebooks make learning and teaching so much more fun. Try it free for 30 days!


ABCMouse

ABCMouse

ABCmouse.com is a full online curriculum for children ages 2-8. This would be a great way to add extra learning opportunities into the summer, or to prepare your child for pre-school or kindergarten. There are over 10,000 activities and 850 lesson plans available! For a Limited Time, ABCmouse.com is offering an amazing deal where you can get over 60% off the regular monthly price when you purchase 12 months at one time!


Videos

Amaze Kids

Amaze Kids

Amaze Kids curates some of the best kid-friendly video content from YouTube to protect kids from unsuitable content. It also lets parents set a timer so that children don't spend all of their time watching videos.


Music

Mazaam

Mazaam

Mazaam offers its edutainment application for free to help parents of children between 4 and 6 years old who are now confined at home. Mazaam app is the best way to introduce classical music to children.

The Mazaam app is a suite of games designed to hone auditory perception, improve concentration, logical reasoning and abstract thought, and stimulate auditory memory. The set of actions within the app aims to stimulate children’s interest in music while supporting their development and children will have fun playing those games.


Make Comics

‎Pixton EDU

Pixton EDU

Use Pixton EDU for grades 3-12 to create stories and demonstrate learning in any subject through digital comics. Users can explore topics in Math, Science, Social Studies, History, English, Art or any other subject. Choose images from popular content, books and movies like The Hunger Games or The Outsiders, plus other topics like the solar system, black history or the environment – all Common Core aligned.

Free, all-access to Pixton EDU for 30days.


Coding

‎Minecraft

Minecraft

Minecraft (Microsoft) is making Minecraft Education Edition available free to teachers through June 2020. They need to have a valid Office 365 Education account. There's a brief educator quick-start guide that includes a set of "curriculum kits," projects that can be implemented with students working remotely. The Minecraft Education Challenge invites students to learn about sustainability and inclusion, and then to design projects using Minecraft. The company has also added a new education category within the Minecraft Marketplace, free of charge through June 30.


‎Tynker

Tynker

Tynker is a fun way to learn programming and develop problem-solving & critical thinking skills. Tynker powers the creativity of over 60 million kids and serves thousands of schools and educators worldwide. With 40+ award-winning block & text-based courses, over 3,700 learning modules, and access to popular coding languages, there’s a learning path for every kid no matter their age or level.


Languages

‎Busuu

Busuu

Busuu is providing access to FREE online language lessons for kids, taught by our qualified language teachers. Accessing these lessons won’t cost you anything. Busuu is covering all fees for the teachers involved.

You can choose the language your child would like to learn and select your child's age group (5-7, 8-10 and 11-14 years).


‎Babbel

Babbel

There are a lot of benefits to learning a new language, but the sheer number of language learning apps to choose from can be overwhelming. Babbel is a great option: It has over 10 million users worldwide and has managed to earn a solid 4.5 out of 5 stars on average on the Google Play Store and 4.6 out of 5 on the App Store.

For a limited time, you can try Babbel for yourself (or gift it to someone else) for a steal. A lifetime subscription to the Babbel Language Learning is on sale, saving you 50% on list price.


Animation

Animotica

Animotica

Animotica is an easy-to-use video editing software for Windows 10 that helps users to comprehend the basics of video editing and movie making. It’s is #1 Video Editor in Microsoft Store, with 3 million users and the highest review score. The youngest users are just 3 years old. Animotica has free and PRO versions, though it is forever free for schools.


Other Useful Apps

Apple COVID-19

Apple COVID-19

The COVID-19 app allow users to answer a series of questions around risk factors, recent exposure and symptoms for themselves or a loved one. In turn, they will receive CDC recommendations on next steps, including guidance on social distancing and self-isolating, how to closely monitor symptoms, whether or not a test is recommended at this time, and when to contact a medical provider.

Anyone in the US who is 18 years or older can access the screening tool and resources today by downloading the COVID-19 app.