Some of the Best Ways to Keep Children Busy When You're Working From Home

For many working from home due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, keeping their children busy may be one of the toughest challenges. We’ve rounded up some fantastic resources ideal for keeping the little ones busy whilst you work. For top tips when working from home, check out our guide.

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is an ever-changing situation. This article was published on 30 March 2020. 

For those of you with children at home, we’ve rounded up a few ideas to keep them entertained during the current ‘lockdown’. With virtual excursions to the zoo, The Louvre, or even the Great Wall of China, there’s plenty out there: 

More ideas to keep those little ones busy: 

  • Play games and learn all about animals: switchzoo.com
  • Maths and reading games: www.funbrain.com
  • The British Museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies: britishmuseum.withgoogle.com
  • 300,000 + FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens: www.123homeschool4me.com
  • Geography and animals: kids.nationalgeographic.com
  • Kids’ books read by famous people: www.storylineonline.net
  • Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc.: www.allkidsnetwork.com
  • Fun games, recipes, crafts and activities: www.highlightskids.com
  • Online history classes for all ages pre-teen through to adults: school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive
  • Educational games K-12: www.breakoutedu.com/funathome
  • Digital archive of history: www.bunkhistory.org
  • Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources and a student recording sheet: bit.ly/freemakerstations
  • Interactive video earth-based curriculum supplement: www.everyday-earth.com
  • Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, maths and science: www.nomsterchef.com
  • An interactive way to learn history: www.mission-us.org
  • A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways: human.biodigital.com
  • No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums as this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen: www.si.edu/kids
  • Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations and explore different forms of art: artsology.com
  • This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants and animals: climatekids.nasa.gov
  • Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body: www.innerbody.com
  • Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home: www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog 

  

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