All the age groups are included here. Please don’t just concentrate on the boring school work – take the opportunity to do everything possible. You have the time now. 

I’m extremely grateful for all the contributors – the famous and the not so famous. My own teachers who’ve shared so many links and ideas with me. There never has been a more exciting time to homeschool. 

Every age covered (separate page now for exam students) – keep scrolling till you find something you fancy… Stay busy = stay sane!

Summer ideas to help everyone!

Yoga poses for children, mindful colouring and craft ideas for the summer including wind charms

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/li2d762d72noud4/AAAb8I6JblZJBih09GvxGP-va?dl=0

Updated ideas

I’ve continued to focus on my own podcast

https://purplepsychology.podomatic.com

Festival of curiosity will go online in July

https://www.facebook.com/events/1127872574241989/

Summer solstice from Stonehenge online for 1st time!

https://www.timeout.com/news/you-can-stream-this-years-summer-solstice-live-from-stonehenge-051220?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&cid=~london~natsoc~facebook~echobox&fbclid=IwAR3ZU1CUxcPRip_GR1tVPt69wgmcYpAMelLqWdd5VtaGgtGXX7PISDeNaTo#Echobox=1589299292

Draw Pixar characters tutorial

https://www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/news/learn-to-draw-your-favorite-pixar-characters-with-these-free-tutorials-050620?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&cid=~newyork~natsoc~facebook~echobox&fbclid=IwAR2nXWoTUeB3iVYoct_1fwFsln1DHchq6i_Ctqx7INF2EXrZBV8EEIuZTgM#Echobox=1589135235

Roots and Shoots homeschooling support

Great Irish arts project – juggling to gardening to tin foil sculptures

https://www.holdingittogetherapart.com/?fbclid=IwAR1e0GQrS2Y15x7jZCF6eSnE4fFhJMlYb7S1Nrc3wHlc5jynO7ulmLaGCo8

This week’s podcast a special

I concentrated this week on presenting more information for parents on how best to work with different personalities at home – what each personality needs – what are the potential pitfalls!

https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/purple-psychology/id981266976

Puppets example from the latest podcast episode

https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/purple-psychology/id981266976#episodeGuid=https%3A%2F%2Fpurplepsychology.podomatic.com%2Fentry%2F2020-04-24T03_28_18-07_00

Below finished puppets with their identies explored – all their likes and dislikes , talents, strenghts and weaknesses

April 17th 2020 – My best advice is join Timeout page for your local city on Facebook (I’m on London, New York and Sydney!)

This way you will not miss the multitude of free theatre and shows for all the family.

Culture is the way to a better world!

Another great addition this week is Read-Along time with children

Here are some links!

http://www.pbs.org/about/blogs/news/mondays-with-michelle-obama-story-times-with-penguin-random-house-and-pbs-kids-streaming-on-youtube-and-facebook-start-monday-april-20-12-noon-et/

https://www.bookdepository.com/readtogether?utm_source=NL-Body&utm_medium=email-Newsletter&utm_term=button&utm_content=MAIN&utm_campaign=20200415_KID_ATH_TOG&fbclid=IwAR2jUnYBN5Ri4bjTEw0yZMElD_yvwZlD0DNizcGksOuZ42Qo-siWlkGg5UM

https://storytime.janegoodall.org/?fbclid=IwAR23YnDoxPH6hwizXpItMNG8YnH48tCNYOrus28I7soA2t0czvfVokkGepo

Every Friday night enjoy an amazing show – the show much go on!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmPjhKMaXNNeCr1FjuMvag

Sydney Opera House – stay at home streaming (from our house to yours)

https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/digital.html

National Theatre UK – every Thursday

https://www.youtube.com/user/ntdiscovertheatre

National ballet UK – Every Wednesday

https://www.youtube.com/user/enballet

Visit Europe’s biggest aquarium

https://www.oceanografic.org/visita-virtual/

Lastly this week – don’t forget you can tour all the top art galleries without the queues!

https://www.timeout.com/travel/virtual-museum-tours

April 10th 2020 – The latest … this weeks sanity offerings for the whole family

Here are a series of Homeschooling tasks I created for a workshop last year to give you all ideas!

Chester zoo have another virtual day

For the week that is in it – can you work out the chocolate bar?

Guess the 50 film titles

Nikon is offering free photography courses

https://www.nikonevents.com/us/live/nikon-school-online/

Royal Albert Hall concerts

https://www.timeout.com/london/news/the-royal-albert-hall-is-streaming-free-live-concerts-from-artists-living-rooms-040820?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&cid=~london~natsoc~facebook~echobox&fbclid=IwAR1j0OTTzQgF8HM0fhBg5RXshBTDeP5HXPljKrBTSkIQG1z_J9IrdohS6LI#Echobox=1586347300

10 apps to help children with Dyslexia

Storytime with Dr Jane Goodall (my hero)

https://storytime.janegoodall.org/?fbclid=IwAR1k2eHHQf5YoNToZcwawF97HJhlJTHcYAfwLmEEIpwOVm-06yhOQDo_S9U

Learn at home with Roots and Shoots (Dr Jane Goodall education project)

April 3rd 2020 – the latest links this week in case you have been here before!

Build your own space rocket?

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/moma-is-offering-free-online-art-courses-you-can-take-from-home-033020https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/build-a-spacecraft/en/

See the Northern Lights

https://www.studentproblems.com/you-can-now-live-stream-the-northern-lights-from-your-own-home/https://artsandculture.google.com/

More Zoos live stream … Chester Zoo have the second week of a virtual tour

https://www.timeout.com/news/zoos-are-live-streaming-their-feeding-times-heres-when-to-tune-in-032520

Origami tutorials

https://www.paperkawaii.com

UCD archive of poets reading their poems

https://www.youtube.com/user/ucdlibspecialcoll/videos

Online dance classes to take part in!

https://www.danceireland.ie/whats-on/opportunities/online-dance-classes/

How to host your own virtual event…

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/l/coronavirus-resources-event-organisers/?_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJ2aWN0b3JpYUBjdWx0dXJlaGVhbHRoYW5kd2VsbGJlaW5nLm9yZy51ayIsICJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIkpYaHltTCJ9

This weeks theatre – National Theatre UK

https://www.vulture.com/2020/04/national-theatre-at-home-youtube.html

Name the 14 bands?
Find the 27 figures of speech?
Solve the maths problem… why we do algebra in school 🙂

Google open arts and culture link! A vast array of knowledge ..

https://artsandculture.google.com/

This is a really comprehensive giveback list

https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/

Virtual Galleries:  https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

World Heritage Sites

https://www.businessinsider.com/google-earth-visit-historical-world-heritage-sites-while-social-distancing-2020-3?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=sf-bi-ti&fbclid=IwAR3KEHfDjWTxfJzfyuDGgWi11zibl5A4pv8DIMMdy_Q3a07nPpApn85mu3g&r=US&IR=T

Photography Project

https://www.instagram.com/mass_isolation_project/

Chester zoo: have hosted virtual tours – https://www.chesterzoo.org

Treasure hunts for children:

https://www.thespruce.com/indoor-treasure-hunt-for-children-1695332

Colouring: Fantastic way for every age to stay sane!

https://mondaymandala.com/m?page=17

https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/2d-art/mindfulness-colouring-images-animals

https://www.crayola.com/featured/free-coloring-pages/

Puzzels – even French ones and harder adult ones too

https://www.puzzles-to-print.com/french-puzzles/index.shtml

Underwater science colouring pages – colouring and learning together!

Over 100 Museums Invite You to “Color Their Collections” with Free Adult Coloring Books

Free online painting tutorials

https://mymodernmet.com/online-painting-tutorials/

Storytime for younger children

Free Audible children’s stories

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen?fbclid=IwAR1DiM_FpR9GE87ddDZfqwiYMvYLoILNJeFscZOUQ2_57WTMzZeNkAOsGwc

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

http://www.mousecircus.com/videos/

Visit the Kennedy Space Center without leaving the couch

https://www.timeout.com/new-york-kids/news/visit-the-kennedy-space-center-without-leaving-the-couch-032420?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&cid=%7Enewyork%7Enatsoc%7Efacebook%7Eechobox&fbclid=IwAR0COCxXV4WBMIYtyw0KtQ11hiCVWUAUvNLf8tLQmdo32Inob93mW8aCLOM#Echobox=1585103171

Theatre 

BIGKIDLITTLEKID

For 3 to 6 year olds

A wordless show for audiences which premiered at the Ark at the Dublin Theatre Festival last year.

Wind in the Willows on Stage

https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/wind-in-the-willows-coronavirus-stream-free_51205.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=17march2020&fbclid=IwAR0m3t9f8trkfKaYNiFeW95pXC7wd9IludCiowyhtEhOAHDUG4OY1KVO7JA

British theatre streaming

https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/stage-shows-musicals-opera-free- stream-online_51198.html

London Opera House

https://londonist.com/london/things-to-do/royal-opera-house-streaming-free-shows-ballet?fbclid=IwAR3_v_feHqApGYK9XG1Tnz3Wm3uy5JEuvwYKooVPvMSYKDFJvZlpAPKOdcM

The New York Philharmonic streaming

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/the-new-york-philharmonic-is-streaming-free-performances-online-032720?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&cid=%7Enewyork%7Enatsoc%7Efacebook%7Eechobox&fbclid=IwAR36g-EghPp-X1tqpkEmDi-OufYGQrttDCEEKtRDfOCc1yWJPt8FgZ5Qb50#Echobox=1585334533

Guitar lesson – Learn to Play Eric Clapton

Music lesson:

Joe Wicks is streaming daily PE lessons for children 

https://www.timeout.com/news/superstar-personal-trainer-joe-wicks-is-streaming-daily-pe-lessons-for-kids-out-of-school-032320?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&cid=%7Elondon%7Enatsoc%7Efacebook%7Eechobox&fbclid=IwAR3f8S-O4mOIpiGis7SlK51Qf0A-WEsPpLYTsqAhVfXEHxCC8AexStvVa6E#Echobox=1584977697

Gardening ideas for kids 

Patrick Stewart is posting a Shakespeare sonnet a day

https://www.timeout.com/london/news/patrick-stewart-is-posting-a-shakespeare-sonnet-a-day-until-this-horror-is-over-032320?fbclid=IwAR284nDoreROK4YYaUEcjL6xpBglxpaLFzRKN4Cq82HJDoTHPSvoJoJZ9mQ

Walk-in Jane Goodall’s footsteps – google earth

https://earth.google.com/web/data=Cj8SPRIgMTA2NTQ0Mzg0ZWFmMTFlNmI2MTYxOWZkN2FmNGM1ZTAaGUdvb2RhbGwsIEdvbWJlIGFuZCBHb29nbGU?fbclid=IwAR2YVcF-pAY1elwshuRVMppTFXcWODG07AKFGlpvUJgCbsP5D8erJSDKB9M

Science at home for Children

https://mommypoppins.com/kids/50-easy-science-experiments-for-kids-fun-educational-activities-usig-household-stuff

Film study guides French/German/Spanish/kids

https://ifi.ie/study-guides?fbclid=IwAR0Lb_PMHfaMdWmR7utAXkLHbWJcqTlpLA7qvOXi7Yrx7S3eK8AGCR9l0no

German Theatre streaming

https://www.timeout.com/news/the-worlds-coolest-theatre-is-streaming-a-play-every-night-for-free-032320?fbclid=IwAR3E_bwl1LEHmLfaOE5zVtzRUI-OvpdOiNLwd2P5giV-cpKh9LnzO7m6sh8

Meteorology:

http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/satmet/index.hml?fbclid=IwAR1xg7lsUFRLIMGkNfJbMckwuCqfpspK3etd8Urqh8_SbJ4P7tKLiE2cmrU

LUNCH DOODLES WITH MO WILLEMS

Draw with Alan for kids

https://www.rte.ie/culture/2020/0317/1123696-draw-with-alan-step-by-step-drawing-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR38We8zXvPDhBsvD4AlXLpNWy598_tl64LTRGOzyEdyPEoFRtw3ydEcfWo

Children’s Schedule GMT

9.00am – PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro
10.00am – Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
11.00am – English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
12.00pm – Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/
1.00pm – Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
1.30pm – Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065
2.00pm – History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
4.00pm – Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

Non-daily events include:
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
9.30am Wednesday 25 March – Geography with Steve Backshall https://twitter.com/SteveBackshall/status/1242058846941712385

Older Students section

This is now moved to a separate page!

New York residents can get an online library card for digital resources

https://www.nypl.org/about/remote-resources

Irish online library services

https://www.librariesireland.ie/join-your-library?fbclid=IwAR3AsvnxkC05hqPNAJKZ5BHlCpK3hsglvqZt2tWyJLFpPtWUr-PCkfZrttA

University level free courses 

Yale Happiness course

https://news.yale.edu/2020/03/25/housebound-world-finds-solace-yales-science-well-being- course

Free University courses

http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses?fbclid=IwAR2vmYI1lb1tUw3EjINwJdO3SqN1_enl26fVFBdpBqmihq3ORH51NN4mXd0

Lastly for now (I’ll keep updating!)

My own podcast

How to deal with self-isolation for the whole family – including working from home for the first time.

https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/episode-110-surviving-self-isolation/id981266976?i=1000468522517

How teens can cope with self-isolation

https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/episode-111-how-teens-can-cope-with-self-isolation/id981266976?i=1000468603601

The dummies guide to Homeschooling in self-isolation

https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/episode-112-dummies-guide-to-homeschooling-in-self/id981266976?i=1000468603600

Homeschooling for Teens

https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/episode-113-homeschooling-for-teens-in-self-isolation/id981266976?i=1000469704228