Fostering People’s ‘In it together’ resources guide
Coronavirus has changed the way we live our lives completely. With us all needing to stay at home unless we are taking exercise or shopping of essentials, we all need to find new ways to fill our days and keep ourselves and our children entertained and occupied.
Here we have collected a number of resources to help. We’ll continue to add to this collection to provide you with a simple to use resource to get you and your family through ‘lockdown’.
Stay save, stay home and protect the NHS.
- Carol Vorderman’s online maths tutoring platform has opened this up for free, its designed for 4-12 year olds and follows the national curriculum. https://www.themathsfactor.com/
- A Home-Schooling Webinar is available for those among you trying to juggle the roles of parent and teacher at the same time. This video gives you some practical tips on structure, life skills, topics and activities to help you manage your time, keep children engaged and striking a balance in your roles.
- The engineers at Dyson have created some great resources to get children thinking outside the box. Their experiments and challenges are a great way of getting children and adults alike interested in science and engineering using basic household items. There are 44 challenge cards to try out, see how many you can do!
- Stricly’s own Oti Mabuse is hosting dance classes on YouTube for children.
Fun and entertainment
- The National Theatre are offering online viewings of a different show every week while they are closed.
- For the Harry Potter fans, the British Library has virtually opened the doors to its History of Magic Exhibition. This online experience is a real treat for fans of the teenage wizard!
- David Walliams is also offering a free audiobook every day and you can claim this on the following link: https://bit.ly/AudioElevenses
- Bake-Off winner Candice Brown is doing child friendly online baking classes.
- Edinburgh Zoo has live web cams and Chester Zoo is holding periodic virtual zoo sessions which can be viewed again via their You Tube page.
- The scouts Association have launched ‘The Great Indoors’ – over 100 activities you can do at home with children.
- A selection of pictures for children to colour in kindly donated by Martin Blaney.