Finding things to do each day with kids can be a bit overwhelming, as they can quickly get bored! To help out, we have done our research and compiled a list of amazing and helpful platforms with fun activities , which should make planning your day a little bit easier.
Table of contents:
- Online platforms for 2 to 4 year olds
- Disney Story Central Podcast
- Online platforms for 5 and 6 year olds
- Oxford University Press
- Cooking with kids
- Online platforms for 7+ year olds
- Google Arts and Cultures
- Explore Live Cams
- Lunchtime doodles with Mo Willems
- Online platforms for all ages!
- Audible Books
- Free Rice
- Rakuten Family TV
Online platforms for 2 to 4 year olds
Find a great array of reading and story related resources at StoryPlace, aiming to recreate the experience of going to a storytime at a library. With a wide range of content, this is a great way to continue with one of your child’s favorite parts of the week whilst at home.
Join 14 million other kids each month with GoNoodle’s wildly popular movement and mindfulness videos. Working with child development specialists, athletes, choreographers and mindfulness experts, the videos aim to help children burn excess energy and wake up their minds through dance parties, yoga sessions, and mindfulness activities.
Take a break with an engaging Disney story read aloud, and help your children develop their listening skills. Featuring Disney’s best-loved stories and most popular characters, this podcast is an excellent resource to help your children wind down at the end of the day.
Online platforms for 5 and 6 years olds
Never run out of things to do with the Oxford University online learning resources , with their Games Zone, songs and videos.
In this section, find a wide array of different tips for five year olds, including activities to get involved with and tips to help teach them 21st century skills. Perfect for helping continue to meet developmental milestones, this PBS website is a useful resource for finding ways to structure activities.
Find a wide array of recipes perfect to try out with your kids! Teach them a vital life skill whilst having fun in the kitchen, and after, you can enjoy tasting your new creations! These recipes are helpfully simplified for children and strive to be healthy and nutritious.
Online platforms for 7+ years olds
Curious kids will love the opportunity to go around some of the world’s most famous museums from the comfort of their own homes. An outstanding resource, why not take a look at these museums together and discover different things about our world!
Animal lovers will be delighted to watch Explore’s Live Cams, where they can see an array of different wildlife in their natural habitats. Travel around the world through these Live Cams and watch elephants in Kenya, donkeys in Massachusetts or alligators in Florida. Which is going to be your favorite animal?
Each time at 13.00 ET, the beloved illustrator Mo Willems is inviting kids into his virtual studio and creating a step by step lunchtime doodle! Why not join in and learn from this incredible illustrator? The website also has a collection of each of the doodles, so if it doesn’t fit your time zone your kid can still join in!
Online platforms for all ages!
Audible is releasing lots of audiobooks stories for kids to listen to, so enjoy this fantastic resource and make sure your child never runs out of stories. The stories can be streamed via laptop, phone, tablet or desktop computer and include several narrated by famous celebrities!
Help your children learn about charity and social responsibility by playing the fun games on Free Rice! Each correct answer triggers grains of rice to be donated to the World Food Programme, a United Nations Organisation. This site already has raised enough money to feed 1.5 million people!
Enjoy thousands of films from Rakuten TV. With a child-safe viewing experience, enjoy the best family films all together on an array of different devices. Choose from blockbusters to family classics, all in one convenient space!
Of course, we are a great online platform for kids too!✌️
Starting from 2+ year olds, Lingokids is a fun way to playlearn as a family with 600+ activities, games, songs and other resources. With Lingokids, kids can learn more than just English through playlearning™, with our focus on essential skills and 21st century values throughout the app. Your child will practice over 3000 English vocabulary words and can learn about 60 different topics! They'll practice the English alphabet (ABC), listen to audiobooks and sing songs in English.
We hope that this list has been helpful! Let us know on our social media channels if you try any out and also share what platforms you’ve been relying on during this time!