We’ve put together a list of amazing resources available for families to stay fit, happy and active over this most challenging of times. Some are local, some from around the world. Just click on the names and links below to find out more.
Check out the Rock The Tots Facebook page for regular live streams of gigs for younger children, featuring songs you’ll know and the chance to sing and dance along.
The American Museum in Bath is opening its gardens to the public free of charge. The New American Garden, the South West’s newest garden attraction, offers visitors a chance to absorb English and American horticulture and outstanding views, with enough room to socialise while maintaining a safe physical distance from other visitors as per governmental advice. Members of the staff and the gardening team will be here to welcome and orientate our visitors.
Mr B’s Empororium of Reading Delights is launching a shiny new YouTube channel with daily story-time (2pm GMT) and much more for kids and adults.
Learn sign language with British Sign offering free online lessons for under 18s and subsidised training for key workers. Find out more here
Bear Grylls has teamed up with the Scouts to offer weekly video feeds to survive extended time with your family. Find out more here
Siemens DIY Science videos were originally launched in the summer of 2017 to bring basic engineering and science to life at the kitchen table are now available for free! These resources were originally created for Key Stage 2 students so they could learn during school holidays, but now children will not be in school because of the virus, these are just as relevant and fun for parents and children alike.
The series of 21 videos, ideally aimed at children aged 7-11 and their parents, offers a range of fun, family-friendly experiments, using materials from around the house. https://new.siemens.com/uk/en/company/education/students/diy-videos.html
As well as these videos, Siemens has a comprehensive education website which hosts a number of interactive games that encourage children to engage with engineering: from designing a rollercoaster, discovering which energy be used to effectively power a farm, to programming a self-driving car. https://new.siemens.com/uk/en/company/education/students/interactives.html
Audible is allowing children everywhere to instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Find out more here
We Are Teachers – With kids at home and parents looking for educational activities, many of our favorite authors are offering online read alouds and activities on social media. We’ve rounded up some of the best virtual author activities below! Find out more here
Edinburgh Zoo web cams give you the chance to watch Yang Guang the panda live! Find out more here
No matter if you enjoy taking or just watching images of space, NASA has a treat for you. They have made their entire collection of images, sounds, and video available and publicly searchable online. It’s 140,000 photos and other resources available for you to see, or even download and use it any way you like.
The Body Coach is going to host a daily workout aimed at kids on his YouTube channel. Join in by clicking here.