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Useful resources for parents during lockdown

Our recommended websites for ideas, resources and activities during lockdown.

Keeping kids entertained at home

Britannica Online and other resources →

There is 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.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust →


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.

Wellbeing advice

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.

Our health and wellbeing pages →

More organisations who can help with you and your children’s health and wellbeing.

More information

Coronavirus information →

Read more about Suffolk Libraries approach to the current situation and find links to the NHS and Govt websites.

Our eLibrary services →

We also have plenty of eBooks and eAudiobooks for younger readers which you can access for free with your library card.

Online activities →

Our libraries are streaming and sharing online activities so your children can still enjoy joining in with library staff.