Online Resources for Children

Dermot in Newbridge Library has put together a fantastic list of free online resources that can help children keep learning while schools are closed.

Khan Academy

Free online learning materials for children. It is based around the U.S. grade system, however there are plenty of useful resources for many subjects. It is especially good for maths and computing for all ages.

BBC Learning

Lots of revision and language learning resources. They will also be adding daily content during the month of April for children who aren’t in school due to the Covid-19 outbreak.


Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).


Tons of free revision content for those revising at GCSE or A level, though it could also be useful for Junior and Leaving certificate students. Paid access to higher level material.


Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.


Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.


Kids can learn all about creative computer programming by making their own games. There are lots of tutorials to get you started.

Ted Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos, covering a wide variety of topics.

National Geographic Kids

Lots of fun and educational activities and quizzes for younger kids.


Learn languages for free! Available through their website or app.

Mystery Science

Lots of free science lessons.

The Kid Should See This

Wide range of cool videos that can start conversations, spark questions, and inspire offline exploration for all ages.

Crash Course

A YouTube channel that produces a huge number of videos covering a wide range of educational subjects.

Crash Course Kids  

Crash Course for a younger audience.

Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home. Managed by the British Science Association.

iDEA Awards

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. There is a cost for badges, but they are optional.


All kinds of making and design.

Prodigy Maths 

Free maths learning platform.


Lots of fun activities for younger children, including games and craft projects.

British Council

Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home

Lots of free resources for Primary school children.

Big History Project

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games

Geography gaming!

The Artful Parent

Lots of arts and crafts ideas for children.

Red Ted Art

Lots of easy art ideas for young children.

The Imagination Tree    

Creative art and craft activities for young children.

Toy Theater            

Lots of educational online games.

DK Find Out

Lots of fun activities and quizzes.

Hopefully some of these resources are helpful!

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