Open Resources for all

All the age groups are included here. Please don’t just concentrate on the boring school work – take the opportunity to do everything possible. You have the time now. 

I’m extremely grateful for all the contributors – the famous and the not so famous. My own teachers who’ve shared so many links and ideas with me. There never has been a more exciting time to homeschool. 

Every age covered (separate page now for exam students) – keep scrolling till you find something you fancy… Stay busy = stay sane!

Summer ideas to help everyone!

Yoga poses for children, mindful colouring and craft ideas for the summer including wind charms

Updated ideas

I’ve continued to focus on my own podcast

Festival of curiosity will go online in July

Summer solstice from Stonehenge online for 1st time!

Draw Pixar characters tutorial

Roots and Shoots homeschooling support

Great Irish arts project – juggling to gardening to tin foil sculptures

This week’s podcast a special

I concentrated this week on presenting more information for parents on how best to work with different personalities at home – what each personality needs – what are the potential pitfalls!

Puppets example from the latest podcast episode

Below finished puppets with their identies explored – all their likes and dislikes , talents, strenghts and weaknesses

April 17th 2020 – My best advice is join Timeout page for your local city on Facebook (I’m on London, New York and Sydney!)

This way you will not miss the multitude of free theatre and shows for all the family.

Culture is the way to a better world!

Another great addition this week is Read-Along time with children

Here are some links!

Every Friday night enjoy an amazing show – the show much go on!

Sydney Opera House – stay at home streaming (from our house to yours)

National Theatre UK – every Thursday

National ballet UK – Every Wednesday

Visit Europe’s biggest aquarium

Lastly this week – don’t forget you can tour all the top art galleries without the queues!

April 10th 2020 – The latest … this weeks sanity offerings for the whole family

Here are a series of Homeschooling tasks I created for a workshop last year to give you all ideas!

Chester zoo have another virtual day

For the week that is in it – can you work out the chocolate bar?

Guess the 50 film titles

Nikon is offering free photography courses

Royal Albert Hall concerts

10 apps to help children with Dyslexia

Storytime with Dr Jane Goodall (my hero)

Learn at home with Roots and Shoots (Dr Jane Goodall education project)

April 3rd 2020 – the latest links this week in case you have been here before!

Build your own space rocket?

See the Northern Lights

More Zoos live stream … Chester Zoo have the second week of a virtual tour

Origami tutorials

UCD archive of poets reading their poems

Online dance classes to take part in!

How to host your own virtual event…

This weeks theatre – National Theatre UK

Name the 14 bands?
Find the 27 figures of speech?
Solve the maths problem… why we do algebra in school 🙂

Google open arts and culture link! A vast array of knowledge ..

This is a really comprehensive giveback list

Virtual Galleries:

World Heritage Sites

Photography Project

Chester zoo: have hosted virtual tours –

Treasure hunts for children:

Colouring: Fantastic way for every age to stay sane!

Puzzels – even French ones and harder adult ones too

Underwater science colouring pages – colouring and learning together!

Over 100 Museums Invite You to “Color Their Collections” with Free Adult Coloring Books

Free online painting tutorials

Storytime for younger children

Free Audible children’s stories

Visit the Kennedy Space Center without leaving the couch



For 3 to 6 year olds

A wordless show for audiences which premiered at the Ark at the Dublin Theatre Festival last year.

Wind in the Willows on Stage

British theatre streaming stream-online_51198.html

London Opera House

The New York Philharmonic streaming

Guitar lesson – Learn to Play Eric Clapton

Music lesson:

Joe Wicks is streaming daily PE lessons for children

Gardening ideas for kids 

Patrick Stewart is posting a Shakespeare sonnet a day

Walk-in Jane Goodall’s footsteps – google earth

Science at home for Children

Film study guides French/German/Spanish/kids

German Theatre streaming



Draw with Alan for kids

Children’s Schedule GMT

9.00am – PE with Joe Wicks
10.00am – Maths with Carol Vorderman
11.00am – English with David Walliams
12.00pm – Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver)
1.00pm – Music with Myleene Klass
1.30pm – Dance with Darcey Bussel
2.00pm – History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days)
4.00pm – Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri)

Non-daily events include:
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests
9.30am Wednesday 25 March – Geography with Steve Backshall

Older Students section

This is now moved to a separate page!

New York residents can get an online library card for digital resources

Irish online library services

University level free courses 

Yale Happiness course course

Free University courses

Lastly for now (I’ll keep updating!)

My own podcast

How to deal with self-isolation for the whole family – including working from home for the first time.

How teens can cope with self-isolation

The dummies guide to Homeschooling in self-isolation

Homeschooling for Teens