Free & Fun Online Resources

Free boredom busting online courses and events for kids
Hols

School holidays! Fun times are ahead but as parents, we also have the challenge of keeping kids happy, entertained, learning and thriving.

The good news is that there is an abundance of online courses, activities and events for kids to keep them (and you) happy and engaged.

Here is our pick of the best.

Australian Childhood Foundation
https://www.childhood.org.au/covid-19/
The Australian Childhood Foundation knows that our kids are at the heart of everything we do. They have produced a wide range of brilliant resources to help children and their parents/carers navigate through this time of uncertainty and worry. You’ll find activities, mindfulness tips, stories and more. Most of all, everything tackles some of the big issues families are facing in a way that children will understand. A playful book that helps children understand why people are wearing masks; a beautiful story that helps kids turn boredom into imagination; A-Z guides of activities for different aged children to help encourage connection at home.

My Storybook
https://www.mystorybook.com/
A brilliant resource for kids to express their creativity by creating their very own storybook which they can then print or share online!

Storytime from Space
https://storytimefromspace.com/ 
Do you have some little space loving cadets who love a good story? Storytime from Space is just that. Stories, read to kids by real astronauts in space!

National Geographic Kids
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/?awc=19533_1631838728_8896293b90b08be2b2ccae4f905e2a16
The kids could spend weeks exploring everything National Geographic Kids has to offer. Facts, games, videos, quizzes and more. Ever wondered what a glowing millipede looks like in the dark? Well now you can find out!

Funbrain
https://www.funbrain.com/pre-k-and-k-playground
Funbrain is amazing! There are games and books for kids of all ages to explore. Everything is educational but importantly, FUN!

Udemy
Udemy has an enormous range of courses for kids! Here are just a few we love.
Class Central - Programming for Kids
https://www.classcentral.com/course/edx-scratch-programming-for-kids-8-12112
This programming course for kids is self paced and is an 8 week course for kids that love STEM.

The Smithsonian
https://www.si.edu/kids
The Smithsonian has everything for kids and teens to have fun. Digital jigsaw puzzles, colouring pages, robot building and more!

Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Duolingo is the best and most fun free way for kids to learn a new language. Good for adults too!

Skillshare
https://www.skillshare.com/browse/kids
Perhaps one of our absolute favourites! Skillshare has EVERYTHING! Does your child want to learn to crochet? Code? Paint with watercolours? Quill? Make origami? It has nearly EVERYTHING!

Enjoy watching your little ones learn and have fun!
 
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