Hundreds of thousands of home learning packs by one of the country's biggest education providers are being made available to parents for free as the coronavirus sweeps through Kent's education system.
As more schools close as both staff and pupils are forced to self-isolate, Twinkl, one of the biggest creators of teaching and learning materials has announced it is to make available more than 630,000 resources to families now finding themselves learning at home.
The materials available on the Twinkl website range from activity sheets, information packs and interactive presentations to online educational games and videos.
The company, which provides resources for all year and key stage groups from the Early Years Foundation Stage right up to GSCE level, as well as those requiring SEN provision, is also providing specially made downloadable resource packs for home learning aimed at different age ranges together with guidance for parents and carers as to how to help children being schooled at home.
Anyone with an existing Twinkl subscription using the code will be upgraded to get access to all of Twinkl’s resources if they do not already have this.
No payment information is taken when accessing the free resources and there is no obligation to use Twinkl after the help is no longer needed and education provision returns to normal in the county.
Any accounts created with the code will later revert to a free Twinkl membership that gives access to a selection of 40,000 free resources on the site.
Jonathan Seaton, co-Founder and CEO of Twinkl, said: "After hearing about the necessary precautions that are being taken at schools around the world because of the coronavirus, we recognised that our digital resources could help teachers, parents and children who may be unable to attend school.
Our mission has and always will be to help those who teach and we know that we need to do this right now more than ever. The things schools, teachers, parents and carers are doing to help their children is incredible and we hope this will go some way towards supporting them. It is also so important to us that children have access to learning, whatever the circumstance, and continue to learn throughout this situation".
The company has created a guide for teachers and schools, which also has useful information for parents about how they can support children with home learning and that can be found by clicking here.
A free user guide for parents considering using Twinkle can be found here.
Once an account has been created you can find the most suitable distance learning pack for your child using the links below: