Yule, also known as Yuletide, is a festival traditionally celebrated by Germanic people to mark the winter solstice. Some modern elements of Christmas, such as the Yule log, originally come from Yuletide. The word “Yule” comes from the word for “wheel”. During an event held on Christmas Eve as part of Yule, called Modraniht, Anglo […]
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Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in North America (USA and Canada.) When it is celebrated varies by country – in Canada, it is celebrated on the 2nd Monday in October, whilst in the US and Brazil, it is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in November. History Thanksgiving in America originally came from English traditions from […]
Easter is the time of year where Christians from around the world celebrate Jesus rising from the dead. Many people feast on chocolate eggs. But it’s not all about the chocolate, as some people might think. In order to find out why Easter is celebrated, we must go back 2000 years to when Jesus was […]
How Women Got The Vote
To celebrate 100 years since women got the vote, we’ve released an eBook about how they got there. It explains how women were treated in 19th century Britain, before going on to talk about what the suffragettes did. It also has a page where there is a list of countries and in what year they […]
Not In The Curriculum
Our brand-new Not In The Curriculum box will be present near the bottom of most pages. The box is being rolled out across most of our pages over the next few weeks and months. They will look something like this: Not In The Curriculum box (What is this?) Some content that is not in the […]
How Women Got The Vote eBook
Hello there. At the moment, we’re working on an eBook that explains how women fought for the right to vote in the UK. As with everything we do, it’s free. We’ve come to a stage now where we are ready to release some sneek peeks of the book for you to download so you can […]
The Internet as we know it is under threat. Net neutrality rules are going to be scrapped in the USA on the 11th June unless Congress vote against it. But exactly what is net neutrality and how does it affect you? What is net neutrality? Net neutrality means that ISPs (Internet Service Providers) can’t block, […]
A message for Windows users of our app
If you have the Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 version of the app, then you may have noticed that we haven’t updated it for quite some time. Note: We’re not stopping support for the app anytime soon. On the 1st December 2017, Windows App Studio, the online platform which we used to create our app, […]
Amazon App Update
Hello there. If you have downloaded our app from the Amazon appstore, you will have noticed that there are a lot of adverts in it. Also, some features may not work and there may be a lot of buffering. This is due to the fact that we used a free app builder called Mobincube. Recently, […]
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is a holiday celebrating the new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. It usually falls around the first new moon (when the moon gets into a cresent shape like this:) New moon | Ed DunensChinese Zodiac The holiday is still used to tell people what animal the year will be named after […]
Valentine’s Day is on the 14th February each year and celebrates love. It is named after Saint Valentine. At this time of year it is where lovers show each other their love by buying chocolate boxes or flowers. It originated in the 14th century when Valentine pairs were formed in England. When some English people […]
Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent, which lasts for 40 days and lasts until Easter. In some countries, it is called Pancake Tuesday or Pancake Day. These are usually eaten on this day in order to use up ingredients such as fat, eggs, milk and flour. What is Lent? Lent is traditionally a […]
Welcome to our new look!
UPDATE: We’ve found a few major problems with the theme and we have now temporarily reverted back to the old one. We have been working on this new look for months and months, and (as you can see) it is finally ready! If you have a problem with the site at any time, just go […]
Merry Christmas from Homework Help For Kids!
We wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy 2018. We’ve got a tonne of stuff planned for next year, including: New look for website & app More content (obviously) Merry Christmas!
Ah, Black Friday, one of the most busy shopping days of the year. It’s where everything is discounted big-time. Many supermarkets are slashing their prices — and there are bargains to be made.
Remember, remember, the 5th of November, which is also known as Bonfire Night. On that night in 1605, Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament. He was eventually caught because someone had known about the plot and told the guards. Fawkes was then tortured for ten days until he died. But that […]
Halloween is more than just a day where you can scare people and get loads of candy. It started off as a Celtic festival in Wales, Scotland and Ireland marking the end of summer and the beginning of a long winter. What did they do during All Hallow’s Eve? During the 1500s – 1800s, it […]
Having a makeover
Here at Homework Help For Kids, we’re having a facelift. Why? Because we feel that the current theme takes too long to load on slow broadband connections. And also, it’s not the theme for us. Also, you’ve been saying that the Homework Help For Kids app doesn’t have enough content on it. Well, that is […]
Back to school
Going back to school after a long summer break is the hardest thing anyone could do. It can be especially scary if you’re starting secondary school. It will be hard for the Autumn term is the longest term of the year. But you will get there.
Our app is changing.
We are celebrating the one year anniversary of releasing our Homework Help For Kids app. And because of this, we need to make some changes. Our new features will be: – translated pages (into Chinese, etc.) – more relevant Geography content. – more Maths content. We will also have a new user interface (Amazon only)