E-Learning Resources For Kids, So Parents Can WFH In Peace

Working from home (WFH) has been a long-time dream for some people.

If you imagined sipping a latte on your sofa while daintily balancing the laptop on your lap and humming along to your favourite playlist, think again. WFH or remote working comes with a particular set of distractions along with its benefits. One of those distractions being your kids.

For parents like Adam and Mia, the Movement Control Order (MCO) until March 31st isn’t a bed of roses. Besides managing the office workload which has now settled itself in their living room, their two school-going kids are also home, wracking havoc.

Over the next couple of weeks, the myth that is a work-life-balance will challenge us all as parents. Adam and Mia will need to overcome all this, by keeping their two kids entertained – but also, ‘infotained’.

It is thus a blessing that we have tools in these times, to get kids online and expose them to the various educational and entertainment resources. Parent’s groups are a great place to find such resources. However, we decided to save you the time and show you those that provide learning opportunities for kids in kindergarten, primary or secondary school.

Locally relevant:

Online resources:

EduwebTV http://eduwebtv.moe.edu.my/ Free
WahEasy www.waheasy.com Free and Paid
ilearnace https://ilearnace.com/account/login?error=0 Free Trial, then Paid
EduNation http://www.edunation.my/ Free
JomStudi https://www.jomstudi.my/ Free and Paid
SJKTflix https://sjktflix.com/ Free
SJKCflix https://sjkcflix.com/ Free
UPSRflix UPSRflix.com Free
PT3flix PT3flix.com Free
SPM Flix SPMflix.com Free

You Tube Channels:

Tutor TV https://www.youtube.com/user/astrotutortv Free

TV Channels:

ASTRO TVIQ Channel 610 catered to kids aged 4-15 years
Tutor TV UPSR (Channel 601)
Tutor TV PT3 (Channel 602)
Tutor TV SPM (Channel 603)

Internationally relevant:

Online resources:

BrainPop https://www.brainpop.com/ Free and Paid
Tynker Coding for Kids https://www.tynker.com/ Free and Paid
Beast Academy https://beastacademy.com/ One month Free Trial, then Paid
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/ Free
Udemy https://www.udemy.com/ Free and Paid
SmarterMe https://www.smarterme.sg/homepage Free, then Paid

You Tube Channels:

Crash Course Kids https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids Free
Science Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ScienceChannel Free
Kids Learning Tube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7EFWpvc1wYuUwrtZ_BLi9A Free

These lists, though not exhaustive, are a great way to get online learning going at home, as parents fight to steer kids away from the alluring abyss of social media or video games for weeks!

To ensure Malaysia successfully navigates and continues to thrive in this digital age, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) constantly undertakes efforts to lead Malaysia’s digital economy forward to become the heart of digital ASEAN. The resources above are just the tip of the iceberg, but an ideal place to start.

Learning, they say, begins with exploring. 

Explore MDEC today, to know of the various learning opportunities and programmes for Malaysians!

by Shobha Janardanan

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