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Parenting resources

Resources for families at home

Our recommended websites for ideas, resources and activities while you're at home with children.

Share a story with your loved ones

Record yourself reading a beautifully illustrated story or short rhyme to share with their loved ones via link or email.

Share a story

Elephant standing on their front legs in a handstand pose, holding a mouse on its truck

Keeping children entertained and educated at home

Britannica Online and other resources →

Plenty for curious minds to explore in Britannica Online which you can access via our research and reference page.

DKfindout →

For quizzes, videos and animations.

Cbeebies →

Ideal for pre-schoolers with many games, clips, sing songs and things to make.

RSPB →

Wildlife gardening suggestions and more from Suffolk Wildlife Trust and the RSPB.

Sport England →

Lots of free online content and workouts including Joe Wicks’ Body Coach and superhero workouts and cosmic yoga.

Homehuddle →

A new website packed with ideas and links to other websites where you can find more ideas and activities.

Kanopy Kids →

You can access lots of wonderful animated films for free with Kanopy Kids. Log in with your library card and click 'Go to Kanopy Kids' in the top-right corner.

Books and reading

Booktrust →

Booktrust has a huge fun selection of resources in its digital hub including free online books, videos, games, recipes, competitions, quizzes and other activities from authors and illustrators.

The Reading Agency →

Lots of great resources for all ages including activity packs and reading notes.

Authorfy →

Access to free online videos of your favourite authors and creative writing prompts so you can write stories of your own.

Toppsta →

Daily lists of the many ideas and resources available online plus suggested activities to keep kids busy.

Education and literacy

The Government’s list of home education resources →

A comprehensive list of online home education resources.

More help for teachers and home educators →

Our resources for teachers and home educators.

Health and wellbeing

The Institute of Health →

Advice on parenting during the current COVID-19 situation.