Kids at home

There are a huge number of sites with activities for children. A few of them of listed below - please let me know of any others that can be added and shared.

Exercise at home:

Cosmic Kids Yoga: Great for getting kids stretching, balancing and relaxing, Cosmic Yoga has loads of yoga sessions you can watch and follow along. At a time where children could be feeling anxious and out of routine this could help them relax and breathe.

Joe Wicks 5 Minute Move: 5 minute exercise sessions designed especially for children, these are great for getting kids moving and keeping fit and perfect for doing from the comfort of the lounge. There are 11 different sessions you can alternate them to keep it interesting.

Kids Fit in 5: For any Sky customers - Kids Fit in 5. Great short burst activity sessions specifically formulated for children.

Mindfulness: Cosmic Kids The Listening Game here and Be the Pond, otherwise search mindfulness for kids on YouTube and loads of options will come up.

Storytime:

Storyline Online features celebrated actors reading hundreds of wonderful children's stories live and can be accessed 24 hours a day with no charge.

CBeebies Bedtime Stories are all found on BBC iPlayer and can be watched and rewatched, and feature some of the best children's stories. Great for younger children, these stories are read by celebrities including; Dermot O'Leary, Katie Piper, Greg James, Tom Fletcher and Dolly Parton.

Online educational sites:

There are plenty of educational online sites out there, here are just a few:

Jigsaw: Jigsaw PSHE connects the pieces of Personal, Social and Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development into an easy to use lesson-a-week programme. There are sections for nursery, primary and secondary age. Jigsaw are also offer free stories and activities for parents/carers at home with their children. They also have the JigsawBigSing competition - a free, fun competition open to all.

Twinkl: Twinkle have an offer in place to help parents in the event of school closures due to the Coronavirus. If you'd like to take advantage of one of their codes please head to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and follow the instructions. The Twinkl teams have been working hard to put together free Home Learning Packs for each primary year group. Each pack contains resources to help with distance learning.

Blockly Games: Blockly Games is a series of educational games that teach programming. It is designed for children who have not had prior experience with computer programming. By the end of these games, players are ready to use conventional text-based languages.

Scratch: Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.

Weather: Met Office for schools learning resources - There are cross-curricular lesson plans for 7-11 and 11-14 year olds, alongside our bitesize DIY activities and experiments that can be easily accessed from home.

National Geographic Kids: There are lots of games and activities on the National Geographic website

Mystery Science: Mystery Science have pulled together their most popular science lessons and are offering them for anyone to use for free.

World Geography Games: World Geography Games offers you challenging and entertaining quiz games to improve your geographical knowledge.

CBBC and CBeebies: CBBC and CBeebies offer a whole range of educational games for children to play at home.

The Hedgehog Club: The Hedgehog Club will have a daily nature based activity for people to use in their gardens or wherever they can outside.