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Amazon’s home schooling resources for kids

By Lauren Fruncillo January 19, 2021 - 12:56 pm

Amazon has recently compiled a guide full of all their free home schooling resources to help parents and students learning from home as lockdown continues in the UK. You can check out the full list of the home schooling resources here.

Maths

  • Maths4All

    Maths4All provides games, apps and maths challenges on Alexa, worksheets for Kindle and Fire Tablets, and caters for a range of ages, learning styles and abilities.

  • Maths with Rachel Riley

    Tune into a maths lesson from Countdown presenter and mathematician Rachel Riley. The 13 minute episode focuses on prime numbers and practice with factors and is suitable for students who are year 4, 5, 6 and 7. (Free until 31st January 2021)

Science and Engineering

  • Science with Dr Ranj Singh

    Watch an 11-minute YouTube episode from Dr Ranj Singh. Suitable for children in years 1 -7, the episode educates children about the growing brain and how to keep your brain healthy. (Free until the 31st January.)

  • Hour of Code Dance Party

    This interactive dance-themed online coding tutorial gives students the opportunity to build their computer science skills while have some fun coding characters to dance to songs from leading artists.

  • Amazon Future Engineer

    A comprehensive childhood-to-career programme designed to inspire, educate and enable children and young adults from lower-income backgrounds to try computer science.

  • Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize

    Those aged 11-16 can enter the Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize, which challenges students to develop technological innovations to help solve some of the world’s biggest issues (entries close 12th February 2021).

English

  • Stories on Audible

    Young people and parents can listen to stories at Stories.Audible.com, with specially curated categories such as ‘Littlest Listeners’ and ‘Elementary’ offering free audio books.

  • Celebrities reads your children books

    Alexa also has a BBC Kids skill which features stories narrated by special guests. Just ask, “Alexa, open CBeebies”, and you can choose stories read by Tom Hardy, Dolly Parton and Olly Murrs, who will read you classics such as ‘There’s a Bear on my Chair’.

Physical Education

  • Practice football freestyle with Lia Lewis

    Find a spare 6 minutes to practice your football freestyle flair with Lia Lewis, British freestyle footballer and TikTok superstar, in her lesson. This is suitable for children in years 1-7 and is free to view until 31st January 2021.

Wellbeing

  • Meditations with Fearne Cotton

    One way to clear your mind is to tune into Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place Meditations which are available for free on Alexa. Just ask, “Alexa, start Happy Place Meditations”, and Fearne will lead you through one of her guided meditations, which last around 3 minutes each.

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