Entertaining children at home

Wednesday 25 March 2020

We are all going to be spending a lot more time at home over the next few weeks.

It is no doubt daunting for many families to have children at home from school, nursery or college around the clock. Others of you will be well versed in home education and may have some really useful tips to share – please do on our Facebook page. Thanks to those of you who have already shared!

We’ve pulled together some fun and inspiring ideas and resources to keep children entertained at home. We will add to them over the next few days and weeks.

Twinkl has lots of wonderful resources and ideas to stimulate and entertain children of primary school age. And the Twinkl SEND resources are well worth checking out for fun stuff to do at home.

Singing Hands on YouTube has videos of songs signed in Makaton. And from next week they will be doing live sessions on You Tube at 10.30am.

Bumble bee physio London are doing live physio for children who are wheelchair users at 10am on their Facebook page.

David Walliams is releasing a free audio story everyday for 30 days

Joe Wicks, TheBodyCoach, is running live PE session on You Tube every morning at 9am.

Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creative illustrations. 

If your children are into animals and the natural world, National Geographic Kids on You Tube has lots of fantastic, interactive videos.

Khan Academy Kids is an educational app for children aged two to seven. Animated characters guide children through educational materials. It’s an American app but lots of relevant activities.

And here is an article with tips for games and activities to do with children with special educational needs, that are not screen based – many of them indoors.