Virtual museums, authors reading their stories aloud, and art clubs for kids...
We hope you are all holding up ok during lockdown and managing to stay (relatively!) sane with the littles at home. If you’re searching for some ideas for how to keep them busy, here are some of our favourites. Stay safe and remember you are doing a great job mama!
We’ll be sharing more ideas on our Instagram Stories, so don’t forget to visit us there as well.
VIRTUAL MUSEUMS (above)
Visit one of 500 museums ‘virtually’ with Google. Get lost in a tour of the Moma or visit the British Museum from the comfort of your own home.
Author of ‘Quick Crafts For Parents Who Think They Hate Crafts’ and founder of Ladyland blog Emma Scott-Child has set up a brilliant art club with daily activities for littles. Visit her Instagram page for more details.
Founded by an ex-primary school teacher, London’s Little Thinkers provides expert blog posts and content across their Instagram to inspire creative play, thinking imaginatively and learning.
The much loved author Oliver Jeffers has been reading one book a day aloud on his Instagram Stories. I’ve you’d missed it or can’t follow along live, then he will be posting the videos to his website.
Outerwear and swimwear brand Muddy Puddles is giving free access to their ‘Muddy Academy’, a database of over 150 outdoor learning lesson plans. The brilliant resource focuses on ‘learning while playing’, with activities to do in the garden (following the latest government guidelines).
P.E. WITH JOE
Thanks to Joe Wicks, kids can still do a P.E. class at home during lockdown. Join Joe five days a week, Monday to Friday, for a live workout that he describes will “get your kids moving, feeling energised, positive, optimistic”.
Check out a useful home learning resource here.