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
I’ve continued to focus on my own podcast
Festival of curiosity will go online in July
Summer solstice from Stonehenge online for 1st time!
Draw Pixar characters tutorial
Roots and Shoots homeschooling support
Great Irish arts project – juggling to gardening to tin foil sculptures
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!
Puppets example from the latest podcast episode
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.
Another great addition this week is Read-Along time with children
Here are some links!
Every Friday night enjoy an amazing show – the show much go on!
Sydney Opera House – stay at home streaming (from our house to yours)
National Theatre UK – every Thursday
National ballet UK – Every Wednesday
Visit Europe’s biggest aquarium
Lastly this week – don’t forget you can tour all the top art galleries without the queues!
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
Royal Albert Hall concerts
10 apps to help children with Dyslexia
Storytime with Dr Jane Goodall (my hero)
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?
See the Northern Lights
More Zoos live stream … Chester Zoo have the second week of a virtual tour
UCD archive of poets reading their poems
Online dance classes to take part in!
How to host your own virtual event…
This weeks theatre – National Theatre UK
Google open arts and culture link! A vast array of knowledge ..
This is a really comprehensive giveback list
World Heritage Sites
Chester zoo: have hosted virtual tours – https://www.chesterzoo.org
Treasure hunts for children:
Colouring: Fantastic way for every age to stay sane!
Puzzels – even French ones and harder adult ones too
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
Storytime for younger children
Free Audible children’s stories
Visit the Kennedy Space Center without leaving the couch
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
British theatre streaming
London Opera House
The New York Philharmonic streaming
Guitar lesson – Learn to Play Eric Clapton
Joe Wicks is streaming daily PE lessons for children
Gardening ideas for kids
Patrick Stewart is posting a Shakespeare sonnet a day
Walk-in Jane Goodall’s footsteps – google earth
Science at home for Children
Film study guides French/German/Spanish/kids
German Theatre streaming
LUNCH DOODLES WITH MO WILLEMS
Draw with Alan for kids
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
Irish online library services
University level free courses
Yale Happiness course
Free University courses
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.
How teens can cope with self-isolation
The dummies guide to Homeschooling in self-isolation
Homeschooling for Teens