Keeping children (and adults) entertained


We know what it is like trying to keep children entertained and engaged, whilst trying to also work from home.

So we thought we would share some resources we seen, below. Let us know if you've any other suggestions!

  • There is now a list on the Government website of free educational resources to help children learn at home.
  • Merton Libraries have put all their resources online, access them here.
  • Screenwriter and novelist, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, is doing daily creative writing challenges for Key Stage 2 children, on his Instagram page at 10am.
  • Comedian, Alex Horne, has been setting daily “hometasks” through his twitter account. These are silly and creative tasks that you do at home with whoever is there with you, or on your own - @AlexHorne
  • Audible have made hundreds of audiobooks completely free to help during the coronavirus crisis.
  • Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world.
  • Dave the Dog Is Worried About Coronavirus - a free book for children about coronavirus that aims to give information without fear.
  • The Artful Parent for free art activities.
  • Red Ted Art - easy arts and crafts for little ones.
  • The Imagination Tree - creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.
  • Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.
  • The Woodland Trust have put together 10 nature activities for kids which you can do from home.
  • TreeTalk have mapped out London's street trees - if you enter your postcode it will design a walk for you which takes you past unusual / interesting trees in your neighbourhood. 

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