The most important thing for families at this time is to keep safe and be there for each other.

However, we are also aware that parents and carers will be looking for activities to occupy children, and education resources to support their learning while schools are closed.

Many of our resources can support young people’s studying, but can also help with  conversations around important questions: How can I be good to others?, How can I know what to believe?, How can I be happy?

If you wish to be kept up-to-date about our resources, then please sign up to our mailing list or follow us on Twitter @HumanismEdu.


What is humanism?

Humanism is a non-religious approach to life that trusts in science to answer questions about the world around us, and promotes human welfare and happiness.


What you’ll find on Understanding Humanism

You can download a handy guide for parents with information about all our resources here.

We have a range of education resources including presentations, activities, and videos. These can all be found on our resources page and are organised into themes. Our resources all have suggested age ranges and you can select an appropriate age from the home page.

Young people over the age of 16 might be interested in our free online courses which run regularly on the FutureLearn platform. These can also be a way that interested parents and older children can learn together. They explore many of life’s big questions, provide great material for discussion, and are an opportunity to engage in social learning with other people from all around the world.

We also have a list of recommended books on humanism and other connected topics, and suggested children’s fiction on topics including kindness, feelings, and life and death.


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