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Keeping Kids Amused COVID-19

March 2020

Are you trying to keep your little ones amused during this tough time of staying at home?

We have pulled together a list of things to do and learn from home for all ages.

  • We love that you can watch the animals Live at Edinburgh Zoo. Check out the Koalas, Penguins, Tigers and Pandas on the live cameras.

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/we…/rockhopper-penguin-cam/…

  • The Wild Life Charity also have a free learning and resources page for Nursery, Primary, Secondary and Adult levels to learn more about the animals.

https://learning.rzss.org.uk/course/view.php…

  • Keep fit with CBeebies Andys wild workouts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06tmmvz

  • PE with Joe Wicks 9am daily. There is also lots of training guides for adults on The Body Coach TV.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

  • BBC Bitesize are bringing lots of content for all school ages to participate and keep learning! With lots of hints & tips for staying indoors and studying at home.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

  • Got a scientist in training at home? Then Glasgow Science Centre have prepared live videos to be watched from home of their science experiments!

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23GSCAtHome

  • Maths with Carol Volderman is free to join and has lots of great content to keep your little one learning at home during this difficult time.

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

  • Free daily audio stories with David Walliams

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

  • Harper Collins free book download for all ages. Fun and Learning with reading!

https://www.harpercollinschildrensbooks.co.uk/fun-and-learning/?fbclid=IwAR2mEZ_UxuR1AJQHcDkYpbJ_IifPOgRYIBNd2V6eZFSvhUU25rlvCoq46R

  • The Literacy Shed has free content for children of all ages downloadable activity packs.

https://www.literacyshedplus.com/en-gb

  • Use these free online teaching resources, linked to the Curriculum for Excellence, to engage young people with the work and role of UK Parliament in fun, accessible formats. Resources are available for primary and secondary teaching. Find out more and download now.

https://learning.parliament.uk/resources/?utm_source=facebook-ukp&utm_medium=post-paid&utm_campaign=jan20-teach-resources-scotland&fbclid=IwAR1HXl-VHg5WtQGbPWlQg1sN_JfeCUOCix8Yy6yeEHhePNvGx-1ZXxUnw8g

  • Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 500 museums/galleries around the world to bring everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/travel-trivia/stuck-at-home-these-12-famous-museums-offer-virtual-tours-you-can-take-on-your-couch-video/ar-BB119nm6?li=BBnbfcL&fbclid=IwAR0_OBJH7lSyTN3ug_MsOeFnNgB1orTa9OBgilKJ7dhnwlVvHEsptuKkj1c

  • Free printable worksheets and educational activities to help making learning fun. Resources arranged by grade or subject.

https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/

  • Accessibyte Online is offering free access to its entire cloud platform of apps for blind, low vision, deaf and reading impaired students. Highly visual and fully audible typing tutor, games, flash cards and study apps.

Stay Safe

  • Activity Village provides thousands of colouring pages, crafts, puzzles, worksheets and more, for parents and teachers.

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/school-closures

  • Interactive Storytimes, crafts and activities to get your toddler moving!

https://www.artsonthehorizon.org/virtual-storytime-series.html

  • Music Class with Myleene Klass

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

  • Science with Maddie Moate

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ0_JQL4wdQd-Xe5hC4PwTg

  • Trying to keep your little one amused during this time? The Dad Lab have some fab experiments which can be tried at home! Check out their ideas for Play, Craft, Science and something for all the family!

https://thedadlab.com/