Your kids can learn and have fun at the same time with our pick of top educational websites aimed at supporting kids in the UAE outside of their classrooms.
Plus, they will be so occupied, you might actually be able to get some things ticked off your own to do list.
Perfect secondary school kids and those sitting exams in history, this website was created and is updated by a history teacher.
Subscription with free section. Ages 11 to 18. www.activehistory.co.uk.
This is an old website that is no longer updated, but it contains tonnes of information from language learning to BBC Bitesize that is perfect to help kids with their revision.
Free. Ages four to 18. www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch.
This is a great one for little coders. Kids can learn computer programming skills and put them to the test in a series of fun games, absolutely free.
Free. Ages six to 12. www.blockly.games.
DK Find Out
An engaging and easy to navigate site for primary school children with lots of buttons to press and things to click on. They can choose from an extensive drop down list of subjects including animals, coding, history, transport, space and science.
Free. Ages three to 11. www.dkfindout.com.
Five Minute Mum
There are heaps of fun games and activities for parents to do with their little ones at home. From educational numbers games to writing activities and letter recognition, the mum-of-two shares her ideas for keeping kids busy for five minute periods.
Free. Ages two to five. www.fiveminutemum.com.
Tonnes of fun, interactive online games that support kids from primary all the way up to sixth form secondary students with georgraphy.
Free. Ages five to 18. www.world-geography-games.com.
Khan Academy is good for maths and computing for all ages, but all other subjects at more aimed at secondary students. While it does use a US grade system, but it is material used across all curriculum.
Free. Ages four to 18. www.khanacademy.org.
From plants and animals to weather, lights and sounds, this is a website that little scientists will have so much fun doing working on they won’t even realise that they are learning.
Free. Ages four to 11. www.mysteryscience.com.
This is a lovely, colourful site with free e-books for kids, plus spelling games and even a phincs guide to help parents support their kid’s reading.
Free. Ages three to 11. www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Starfall is a children's website that teaches basic English reading and writing skills. The main demographic is pre-schoolers, and kindergarteners. It teaches children how to read by using games and phonics.
Subscription. Ages three to nine. www.starfall.com.
Discover loads of educational videos for older kids that not only teach, but are interesting and fun to watch. And they are free, too.
Free. Ages 12 and above. www.ed.ted.com.
The graphics are quite dated, but kids won’t notice because there are endless fun games they can play that will keep the quiet and happy for hours on end.
Free. Ages three to eight. www.toytheater.com
There are loads of print outs aimed at little ones from FS1 up to 18-year-old kids doing their A-Levels, plus a section for SEND children. There are printable worksheets for a whole range of subjects including maths, English, science, languages, history and geography.
Subscription. Ages three to 18. www.twinkl.ae.
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