YouTube channel resources
As well as working with schools, The
Education People and Children's University staff are committed to
supporting children, young people and their families with home
learning and enrichment opportunities.
We appreciate that this is an
uncertain time for families but we hope that these home learning
resources help you enjoy your time with your children, even in
times of social distancing, self-isolation and possible
lockdown. Making happy memories, whilst learning during this
time, will be very important to all.
These links have been given to us by
a variety of partners including The Education People Advisors,
Children's University Managers, Learning Destinations and partners
such as the Kent Libraries.
This section of our website will be
updated each day so do come back every now and then to see what's
new. Do click on the subject links on the left tab for
more specific resources available to schools and families.
- Cardboard Capers is a weekly family craft challenge set by
Animate Arts Company CIC. It is free to take part in and uses
families' imaginations and materials destined for the recycling
bin. The Challenges launch every Friday morning at 9am on
CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education)
- The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education is a charity
working with all those involved in teaching literacy in primary
schools. Their work raises the achievement of children by helping
schools to teach literacy more effectively and showing teachers how
quality children's literature can be placed at the heart of all
learning. This link includes videos for: authors reading
their books aloud, draw alongside an author/illustrator and poets
performing their poetry.
Dance with Strictly Come Dancing's Oti
- Strictly Come Dancing champion Oti Mabuse
is providing dance classes for children and adults on her social
media platforms, with help from her husband Marius
Lepure. Mabuse's kids dance classes are being
streamed to her Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts at 11:30am every day
until at least 30th March. The classes are saved onto
Mabuse's YouTube page after the livestream has finished, so they
can still be enjoyed even if you aren't available at the exact
How to draw a Minion!
- Children can have minion-tastic fun joining Chris Meledandri
(Co-Founder and CEO of Illumination) and Brad Ableson (Co-Director
of Minions: The Rise of Gru) as they show us how to draw a
Minion. Share creations online by using the hashtags
#creativity&confidence and #myminion.
Into Film - family-friendly films with
- With cinemas closed and many children at home, chilldren and
young people may be in need of some quality films to watch. Into
Film will be regularly recommending their top picks across a
variety of genres and categories. All of their choices are
available to stream within the UK, come with recommended viewing
ages and talking points, and many have additional educational
Mylene's Music Klass
- Curriculum based and most importantly, fun. There's no need for
instruments or to feel intimidated. Any age, any ability welcome.
Music helps to look after our children's minds and souls,
especially at a time when they need it most plus, we may even find
the next Elton or mini Mozart!
National Theatre at Home
- Enjoy world-class theatre whilst we're
closed. Join us every Thursday for much-loved
National Theatre Live productions, free to stream on YouTube for
- PE WITH JOE (Joe Wicks, the Body Coach) starts on Monday 23rd
March at 9am on his YouTube Channel. These sessions will take
place Monday to Friday and are suitable for all children, young
people and their families.
Steve Backshall's Live
- Live Lessons every Wednesday morning 9.30am UK time on YouTube,
Facebook and Twitter.
- Art Rebels is a new online workshop series designed to
engage young creatives at home. Each week we will be uploading a
new video from one of our sponsored artists who will show you
The Walker Books YouTube
- This is the YouTube channel for Walker Books, one of the
world's leading independent publisher of children's books. You'll
find exciting book trailers, videos of our fantastic authors and
illustrators, as well as videos of some of our events.
Lots of videos - book readings, book animations, book trailers.
This link includes videos for: Michael Rosen reading "We're going
on a bear hunt"
YouTube live story books
- Jez Alborough reading "Where's My
Teddy?" and "Albert and Little Henry"
- Eric Carle reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"
- B. J. Novak reads from "The Book With No Pictures"
- Drew Daywalt's "The Day the Crayons Quit"
- Andy Stanton reading all of his second Mr Gum
book: "Mr Gum and the Biscuit
- David Walliams reads an extract from "Gangsta Granny"