I have decided to write a blog post to help everyone stuck at home with young children. I feel blessed that my kids are older because i couldn't imagine surviving this lockdown with little children. I think social media has been a lifetime for many of us, allowing us to keep in touch with friends and family and also get activities
This ever popular website includes games, puzzles, singalongs. colouring in activities and of course they are linked to your children’s favourite shows,
Draw with Bob
Bob posts a draw-along video every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am.
The Maths Factor with Carol Vorderman
The Maths Factor is now FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support children’s continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period.
PE with Joe Wicks
Children full of energy? Put it to good use with Joe Wicks’ daily PE videos on Youtube… and more home exercise ideas for the little ones.
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.
Myleene’s Music Klass
Curriculum based and most importantly, fun. There’s no need for instruments or to feel intimidated. Any age, any ability welcome. Music helps to look after our children’s minds and souls, especially at a time when they need it most plus, you may even find the next Elton or mini Mozart!
A site packed with interactive phonics games, phonics planning, assessment ideas and many teaching ideas and resources. In response to the Coronavirus situation, they have decided to make PhonicsPlay free to use during this period. Children can use the site at home without their parents needing to subscribe.
A one for animal lovers! Since you can’t go to the zoo right now, Chester Zoo are bringing the zoo to you! They take you on virtual tour of of our zoo for a whole day of animal antics, fun facts, and exclusive behind the scenes knowledge from their zoo keeper team. If you miss the live streams, you can catch up on their YouTube channel.
If your child likes listening to stories then check out Audible who have a huge range of free stories for all ages.
NASA at Home
NASA at home as a lot of space related activities for children of all ages. You can explore the moon or strange new worlds outside our solar system and learn about the universe from the team at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Teach your Monster to Read
This groundbreaking game makes learning to read fun and covers everything from letters and sounds to full sentences. It’s been designed in collaboration with leading academics and compliments synthetic phonics programmes used in schools.
Elevenses with The World of David Walliams
David Walliams has announced that he will be releasing a free audio story every day for the next 30 days in a bid to provide entertainment for children currently unable to go to school.
Baking with the Falkirk Cake Lady
♥️♥️ sweet treat class ♥️♥️ Angela will make the classes as easy, cost effective as possible. The last thing I want is you all going out or ordering stuff and spending unnecessary money at this time. The first class will be a week on Wednesday (8th April) and it's a Victoria sponge cupcake class.
We also have a few things to keep you busy at home, we have some Apps and also colouring competitions for your little ones.. Please check out our things to do page - this will be updated over the weeks too
If you have came across any other great resources then please be sure to get in touch with me so i can add them onto the list.
Thanks to everyone who suggested these idea.
Love Nicole x