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Top 5 sites: English Teaching Resources for Young Learners

If you work as a nursery teacher, a nanny or a tutor, you’ll know that keeping kids entertained and engaged whilst teaching can be a challenging task!

And, of course, you’ll know that a resource of good quality teaching materials can be invaluable, especially when you need to think up something fast to keep your students focused and interested.

 

So, at www.jobsinchildcare.com, we came up with our own top pick of websites for teaching resources. Below you can find a list of 5 high quality options for online interactive resources and materials that will help you plan and create amazing lessons in no time.

So log on and have a look round; you’re sure to find something that sparks your imagination.

 

  1. www.islcollective.com

ISL Collective is an amazing site where you can filter hundreds of types of materials and resources.

The option to filter students’ ages and abilities along with the type of materials you are looking for make this one of the best online resources available today. ISL Collective has over 77,000 printable lessons and worksheets and is completely free to use.

With such a wide variety of resources, a good tip is to use the filters to show the top ranking worksheets for whatever top you need. There is a lot to look at here, so relying on the reviews of others to find the best options can save you a lot of time.

A quick sign up option (via your Facebook account) makes this one our top pick!

 

  1. www.getepic.com

Get Epic is a reading subscription service with a straightforward 1-month free trial period available. It is essentially a digital library, with the added bonus that many of the books now have audio: a fantastic tool for young learners looking to get to grips with a new language improve their reading level.

The interface also allows for multiple student registrations, meaning that you can keep track of individual student work and progress, as well as checking that any homework set has been completed.

Check it out with a free month trial now!

 

  1. www.bbc.com/bitesize

Whether you are preparing students for exams, brushing up on history, looking to introduce some new vocabulary or simply want to add some variety to your lessons, the Bitesize website is a huge, well-designed resource to help you and your students.

Starting at Key Stage 1 (age 5) and continuing right up to post-secondary, you will find lots of online games, quizzes, videos and lessons that will help you introduce and revise a huge array of topics. Even for those not following the UK syllabus the core subjects provide some great lessons. Whatever you're looking for you will be sure to find something useful, dynamic and well presented that students will love.

For those not in the UK you may need to use a VPN to access the site.

 

  1. www.crayola.com

If you are looking to get creative with younger learners (or just want to de-stress with some colouring yourself after a hard day!) then look no further than this offering from art suppliers giant Crayola!

 

 

The ‘Art Techniques’ section on here will give you some amazing hints and tips to allow you to convince your students (and possibly yourself) you are the new Picasso, Monet or Banksy!

 

  1. www.khanacademy.org

Usually associated with adult learning, the Khan Academy now features a wide variety of lessons from students from kindergarten all the way up to grade 12.

Like BBC Bitesize the online lessons and quizzes are visually stimulating and easy to navigate on a traditional laptop or tablet. In many cases with young learners, the chance to use interactive online software is seen as a reward and can be a great method to engage students (although not for the whole lesson!).

We hope you find the resources above as useful as we have when working with our students! Please do let us know your own recommendations for interesting or useful online resources in the comments section below. Which sites or your favourites?

And if you haven't already had a chance, have a read of our earlier blog with some great ideas for kids’ arts and crafts:

  

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