The holidays can be a crazy time with the kids in the house all day and looking to Mommy and Daddy for attention and relief from boredom. After playing every board game and a finishing every puzzle you might be scratching your head thinking of what else can keep your kids stimulated. Research shows without limiting screen time, like watching TV and playing video games, helps kids develop better. We found 3 amazing online resources that offer courses on a range of subjects and topics that your kids are sure to love.
Udemy offers 12 free online courses for kids ranging in topics from art to reading, cooking and music. Courses consist of video lectures that are between 20 minutes and 2 hours in length so you can complete one course before putting your new skills to use or complete a course over a few days in shorter sessions. The course curriculum is described in detail So you can check the course content and age requirements before starting. They are often more advanced paid versions of each course if your child would like to learn more and further develop their skills.
E-learning for kids was established in 2008 and is a non-profit online education provider for kids between the ages of 5 and 12. the website features hundreds of courses Across topics such as math, science, computer skills, health and language arts. Courses can also be downloaded for offline access for those long road trips without Wi-Fi. Each course has a difficulty rated by grade so you’ll know where to start with a child from any age. All courses are free but we hope you’ll make a donation to this great organisation!
The Chop Chop Cooking Club is a free Club that encourages families to cook dinner together at least once a month. Members will receive a new recipe each month and th website features free courses for you and your family to attempt together. Each recipe is designed to help Kids develop their cooking skills and build skills and confidence in the kitchen. Kids and badges based on the skills they’ve learnt in each recipe such as roasting mixing and grating. The Chop Chop Cooking Club is great for families with kids between the age of 5 and 12.
Check out these fantastic resources above and take advantage of the amazing free learning materials available online. For those who are interested in a formal qualification to advance their knowledge and skills, check out courses.com.au to compare online education providers. Enjoy the holidays!