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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.

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.


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.

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

Save the Children →

Advice on how to talk to children about the coronavirus situation.

The Institute of Health →

Advice on parenting during the current situation.