Sky Kids Gets a Whole Load of Educational Content as Part of Its Learning From Home Collections

By Shabana Arif on at

Sky has just made some educational collections available on Sky Kids to help out families in lockdown.

After Amazon rolled out free family-friendly content, mostly aimed at younger kids, Sky is following suit with three new Learning From Home collections aimed at three different age groups, that are now available on Sky Kids. A spokesperson for the company said:

"Sky has made some educational collections available on Sky Kids, with the aim of helping families who will be spending more time together at home in the coming weeks and supporting their little ones during school closures. The Learning From Home collections are now available to Sky Kids’ customers in three key curriculum stages."

Those three curriculum stages are split into Foundation, for Early Years – under 5s; Key Stage 1, for 5-7 year-olds; and Key Stage 2, for 8-11 year-olds. Take a gander at what's on offer below:

  • Foundation: Early Years – under 5s - Featured content includes Numberblocks which focuses on numeracy, Labuntina for educational songs, alongside shows such as Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, Rusty Rivets and Octonauts.
  • Key Stage 1: 5-7 year-olds - Featured content includes natural history and science programming such as Ocean Rescue: Dive In & Do It and Maddie’s Do You Know? alongside dance tutorials from Kidz Bop and Sky Sports’ Kids Fit in 5.
  • Key Stage 2: 8-11 year-olds : Featured content includes current affairs and factual shows such as Braydon Meets plus Horrible Histories and Operation Ouch. A special episode of weekly news show FYI focusing on Coronavirus will be available from 28 March.

Unlike Amazon, which is offering its content for free, it doesn't appear that Sky is offering a way to bypass paying for Sky Kids TV which is £5 per month. [Trusted Reviews]