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Ideas for keeping the kids occupied at home

  • Posted on Apr 20, 2020

The below websites offer a wide range of resources that can be used to keep children entertained and to assist with home learning during the ongoing Covid19 isolation period.

 

Keeping Active

Change4life 
An NHS website full of  fun activities for keeping the kids active. You will also find lots of healthy recipes.

Sheffield Childrens Hospital Therapy Team have been running a series of excerise videos to support people while they are at home during the isolation. To see their Youtube channel, click here>>

 

Education Resources

BBC Bitesize
Offers lots of resources for home schooling.

BBC Newsround 
Has lots of fun activities for kids of all ages from games, quizzes and puzzles, to the latest news.

Dekko Comics
12 issues of Dekko Comics have been uploaded online as a free resource to help with home-learning during the Covid-19 isolation.

BBC CBeebies for special needs
CBeebies has lots of useful resources and information for children with additional needs.

Twinkl
Produces a variety of different types of SEND resources for special needs children. The resources are suitable for special needs and mainstream schools, including ideas for home learning.

Storyline Online
Has lots of fun stories which can be streamed for viewing and listening to for free.

Sumdog
Personalised maths and spelling practice for children age 5 to 14.  Free resources have been made available for home schooling purposes.

Reading Eggs 
An online reading programme for children aged 2 to 13.

British Muesum
Many museum organisations in the UK and abroad are running virtual tours, for example the British Museum.